Tips to Buying a Vinyl Shed

Storage sheds come in many different shapes and sizes. In fact, storage sheds come with so many options that our customers are often faced with the choice of purchasing a shed with aluminum siding, T1-11 siding, Hardi-plank siding, steel panels or vinyl siding. Each type of siding has its benefits to the customer but when a  shed is to be used for at-home-storage, many of our customers like to use vinyl siding. So to help you decide if vinyl siding is the right choice for you, we’ve created this post to discuss what does vinyl siding does for you and what are some things to look for when purchasing a vinyl shed.

Maintenance Free

The beauty of vinyl siding on a storage shed is that it is virtually maintenance free. However, to ensure that it will continue to be maintenance free for several years of storage, there are a few things to look for.  If you are storing larger and heavier items, it is important to look for pressure treated shed joists as well as make your floor a thicker concrete slab by about ¾ of an inch more. If for some reason the floor will be getting wet, (this could be because of wet items being stored immediately or just to hose off the interior of the shed occasionally) then purchasing a floor with water sealer of pressure treatment is ideal. By ensuring you have these things, you can know that you will have a beautiful shed that is maintenance free and that will protect and store your items for the years to come.

Is There Enough Room?

Sometimes we get caught up in the idea of a storage shed and forget to remember if we have enough room for one. The most common base for a vinyl storage shed or building is a base of ¾ inch stone that is 2 feet wider and longer than the shed. This creates a good base with plenty of space for the shed. If you can fit the base, you’ll be able to fit the shed. Also, it is important to consider that while getting a vinyl shed that is already put together and ready for installation is the best way to buy a shed, it can also mean trailers and large trucks needing space to deliver it to your intended spot. So be prepared to accommodate the extra space needed for delivery.

Customizable Benefits

Vinyl siding is perfect for at-home-storage because not only is it maintenance free and durable during all weather, it also has a more stylish look that adds to yards or at home storage areas. Vinyl comes in a large variety of color choices and are completely customizable (metal trim, roof shingle and shutter colors) to match your home. This makes your shed look like it was meant to go with your home and add value to your yard.

Sheds can also be created with windows, window screens and even shutters to create an even more cohesive look with your home. Sheds can also be customized with security systems and temperature control when you are storing temperature or expensive sensitive materials.

The benefits of vinyl for at-home storage is almost immeasurable but hopefully with this quick post and these tips, you can see how a vinyl sided shed may be the right choice for you and you will be able to chose a quality vinyl shed from Keens Portable Buildings.

Designer Storage Buildings

When most people go shopping for a new storage building to place in their front or back yard, the design of the building may not be the most important detail on their minds. However, there are some beautifully designed storage buildings available on the market today are customizable to match the exterior of your home.

A storage building can be a huge investment that will be very valuable over time and provide you wit the convenience of extra space in your home and protection of the items that you normally keep outdoors such as lawn equipment. These buildings can also add a lot of value to your property which can be very helpful if you need to sell your home in the future or take out a mortgage.

While any type of storage shed can provide you with all of these great benefits, a designer storage building will be able to provide your property with additional aesthetic value as well because it will be a beautiful new addition to your home. Getting a customized designer storage building that matches your home or one that simply has a unique style about it can bring new life to your yard and make your home one of the best looking in the entire neighborhood.

You may not even want to store away your greasy tools and equipment inside of these beautiful buildings, but be rest assured that while they are an eye-catching display, they are also tough and durable enough on the inside to provide you with all of the protection that you need for your lawn equipment and seasonal items.

A designer storage building can provide you with a great area to landscape around and add bright spring flowers or other fun yard decorations that will make the building stand out. You can add some vibrant paint to it or elegant windows that will provide character and creativity to what would normally be a simple place to store away items that are not frequently used.