Top 5 Reasons to Choose Steel Storage Sheds and Other Metal Buildings

By Jay Lara   |   Posted In: Customized Buildings

Steel storage shed

Do you need an outdoor storage space to stash your 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 smaller footprint on your property, but they’re still large enough to stash all the items you can’t fit in your house or garage.

So, out of all the outdoor shed options – steel, aluminum, wood, or plastic – which is the best? Each option has its good points, but steel storage sheds and other steel buildings take the cake when all the facts are laid out. Here are our top five reasons why we recommend going with steel storage buildings:

1. Steel sheds are incredibly durable

While it’s true that sheds of all materials are intended to withstand the elements, over time harsh weather can and will take its toll. We have all seen those decaying wooden sheds or chalky, dented aluminum sheds in backyards across the country. A high-quality 12-gauge or 14-gauge steel that has been manufactured using a galvanization process will stand up to the elements better than other shed types.

2. Outdoor Sheds made with steel offer a great deal of flexibility

Steel sheds and steel shed kits are easily customizable to fit your small or large storage needs, tastes, and budget. Plus, if you decide to modify your structure later, you can do so in a more cost-effective manner.

3. Metal sheds are virtually maintenance free

Outdoor sheds manufactured with steel are resistant to damage from intense weather, rambunctious kids, or even a possible bump from your vehicle. If a scratch or hole appears, it’s an easy fix with some filler and touch up paint, and if done with the correct products, cleaning can be a breeze!

4. You get more bang for your buck

Why pay more than you need to for reliable storage? In an apples-to-apples comparison to sheds made from other materials, it’s hard to beat the cost of a steel shed or steel shed kit. But beyond the initial savings, you will also save money down the road with much less maintenance costs!

Metal Storage Shed

5. Metal Sheds offer an unmatched level of safety

Safety is always an important consideration for outdoor buildings. Outdoor steel sheds have a low flammability risk, and some insurance companies even offer discounts to business and home owners who opt for custom steel buildings.

Final thoughts

Of course, not all steel shed manufacturers are the same—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 the top nationwide provider of quality, American manufactured steel sheds and other metal buildings. No matter what you need, we’ve got affordable, high-quality products to fit your tastes AND your budget! Contact us online or call one of our friendly building specialists at (980) 321-9898 now for more information to get started with designing your custom steel shed


  • Jay Lara

    Jay Lara is COO of Carport Central, and brings nearly 20 years of metal building industry experience. He’s worked in every aspect of the business, ranging from engineering to design to fabrication to installation to sales, and he’s passionate about bridging the gap between B2B and B2C for the metal buildings market.

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