Buying a New shed? Here Are the Features to Consider

Sheds of all kinds are popular in the United States and in the United Kingdom. In reality, they are very common in the rest of the world. But, there are a lot of models on the market, so choosing the one that will meet your demands isn’t an easy task. Below you can see some features that are helpful and which can guarantee that your choice will be a correct one.

  1.      Size

Size is the first thing to consider, regarding the type and the design of a shed. Large sheds are probably the best decision, simply due to the fact they offer more space which may be needed at some point. The recommended ones are 10 x 10 feet. They offer plenty of space, but they are still reasonably big. The next choice is on 6 x 8 feet sheds. They are medium sized ones and they are suitable for most people. The smallest ones are 6 x 4 feet, but they should be chosen only if space is strictly limited. Otherwise, choose a 6 x 8 feet (it has 2 times more floor space).

  1.      Plastic, wood or metal

Plastic ones are maintenance-free and they can be assembled, disassembled and moved in a matter of seconds. They are also very affordable and durable. The only drawback may be the design they have.

Wood units are the most common ones and the most expensive as well. However, they look the best and they are extremely durable if the wood is properly maintained. Another advantage are additional possibilities. Shelves, additions, customizations and etc. are all possible if you choose a shed made from wood. However, construction is complicated and time-consuming.

Metal sheds are extremely durable and easy to assemble. Still, they may not have the look you need. In high-end neighborhoods, they will look too simple. In any other way, they are superb. Addition: Customization is more expensive, more complicated and correcting mistakes will cost you as well.

  1.      Waterproof feature

Water is the biggest enemy of every single shed. That’s why you must make sure to have a model that will be dry inside all the time. How to check this? Pay attention to the roof dimensions. They must be 5 cm wider than the shed itself on the sides and 8 cm longer at the back and rear. Make sure to measure from the inside of a shed. Another important element are roof elements. They must be free of dark-edged knots because they will rot and fail quickly.

Windows are important also, because the seals around them may fail. To check all of that, make sure light can penetrate the shed only through windows and nowhere else.


At the end, a shed that meets all of these demands is the best one. Try to remember that the size is the first aspect to pay attention to, simply because if you make a mistake here, all the rest is less relevant. 

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