About Metal Sheds
In terms of practicality, metal sheds have many great aspects to them. Metal garden sheds do have a number of advantages over their wooden counterparts and they all relate to the fact that they are made of a more durable material. For the security conscious they offer the benefit of having integral locking systems and thicker gauge material to prevent the opportune thief prising open the doors or roof. Metal sheds also have no windows which keep valuables out of sight and away from prying eyes.
You can also be safe in the knowledge that pests will have a great deal of trouble entering your metal shed meaning that the contents inside will remain protected at all times.
Metal garden storage units are covered in a polyester powder coat paint. This makes the steel not only weatherproof but tough and durable too.
The cost of the metal sheds and garden workshops on offer vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and depends greatly on the guage of steel.
When comparing prices between metal garden shed retailers, it is recommended that the following points are considered before making your purchase:
•Hidden ventilation systems reduce condensation in the units - best if you are storing electrical items.
•Check the weight of the unit - Very heavy units are almost impossible to move when assembled and fixed.
•Metal locking points - best to look for between 3-5 locking points for optimal security.
•That they benefit from a Rust proof* coating.
•Look for an integral metal floor - this adds weight and security.
•Reinforced joints - Cheaper units could be weaker and vunerable to attack.
•Industry approved locking systems - If you are looking for a secure unit then this should be a key requirement!
•Is the storage unit LPCB level 1 approved? This can reduce your insurance premiums.