Shed Material - Timber
If you have spent a great deal of time and money on your garden landscaping, then it would be probably advisable to spend a little extra on your shed as well, to enhance the outdoor decor and not stick out like a sore thumb.
Wood is a good investment because it is durable, if you keep the maintenance up then it will not rot easily - dip treated sheds and storage are most common in the UK market place, but Pressure Treated sheds timber generally have longer guarantees and the wood is usually treated for insects as well in the process.
So how do you know if you’re getting the most out of a storage shed for your pennies? By evaluating whether the storage building you have your eye on meets or exceeds the following specifications.
* Does your storage shed of choice come with a warranty? If the storage building you’re considering doesn’t come with at least a 10-year warranty, you could very well be throwing money down the drain. Protect your storage shed investment with a manufacturer’s written guarantee.
* What type of flooring comes standard on the storage shed? If you’re evaluating the cosmetic exterior of your storage building only, you’re making a big mistake. That’s because a poor foundation sets you up for not only moisture problems (which can wreak havoc on your expensive storage equipment) but also invites insects (which can damage the entire framework of your storage shed). A sturdy, OSB floor with pressure-treated floor joists and runners is optimal in any storage building.
* Are the storage building’s structural framing and roof built to last? A durable, weather-proof roof will protect your storage shed (and its storage contents) for years to come, so roof braces are advised to stop the roof from sagging and creating potential leakage.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR - EXAMPLES OF GREAT BUILD QUALITY - WHEN BUYING CHECK FOR QUALITY GUARANTEES & MANUFACTURER SPECIFICATIONS, ALSO LOOK AT COMPANIES THAT SPECIALIZE IN GARDEN BUILDINGS & ONLINE FOR CUSTOMER REVIEWS.
BELOW - POOR / BAD EXAMPLES OF SHEDS FOUND WITH BUILD QUALITY & POOR SPECIFICATION ISSUES BOUGHT FROM OTHER GENERAL RETAILERS