Do you need an outdoor storage space to stash bikes, outdoor equipment, or seasonal items without having to take up prime real estate in your garage? Storage sheds can be a great solution—their smaller size leaves a small footprint on your property, but they are large enough to stash all of those items that need shelter from the elements. There are a wide variety of materials used to manufacture outdoor sheds, including steel, aluminum, wood, and even plastic.
So which one is best? They all have their good points, but we think that steel storage sheds and other steel buildings take the cake when all the facts are laid out. Here are our top reasons why we recommend going with metal storage buildings:
While it is true that sheds of all materials are built to withstand the elements, over time harsh weather can and will take its toll. We have all seen those dilapidated wooden sheds or chalky, pock-marked aluminum sheds in backyards across the country. A high-quality, heavy gauge steel (12- or 14-gauge) that has been manufactured using a galvanization process will stand up to the elements as well as and in most cases better than other shed types.
Steel shed kits and professionally installed steel sheds can be easily customized to fit your exact needs, tastes, and budget. Additionally, if you decide to modify your structure later on, you can do it in a more cost-effective manner than with other materials.
Got a lot of free time on your hands? Didn’t think so. Outdoor sheds manufactured with steel are made to handle abuse caused by intense weather, rambunctious kids, and even the occasional light bump from a lawn tractor. Even if a scratch or hole appears, it is easy to remedy with filler and touch up paint. Cleaning is a breeze, and there is no need to worry about painting your outdoor shed every couple of years to keep it looking nice.
Why pay more than you need to in order to store your items? In an apples-to-apples comparison to sheds made of other materials, it’s hard to beat the cost of a steel shed or prefab steel shed kit. But beyond the initial savings on your purchase, you will save money down the road with little to no maintenance costs.
Safety is always an important consideration for outdoor buildings. Steel outdoor sheds have a low flammability risk and a higher tolerance to heat than any other material used to manufacture outdoor sheds. Some insurance companies even offer discounts to business and home owners who opt for custom steel buildings because they can mean the difference between a partial loss and a full loss in the event of a fire.
So there you have it; our top five reasons to choose a steel storage shed. Of course, not all steel shed manufacturers are equal—so be sure to do your research to make sure you are getting a high-quality, heavy gauge steel building backed by a strong warranty.
Carport Central is a top nationwide provider of quality, American made steel sheds and other metal buildings. No matter what you need, we’ve got the flexibility and affordable, high-quality products to fit your needs. Contact us online or call us at (888) 804-6654 for more information or to start designing your new steel shed.