When you are looking to buy a shed, there are many material options you will come across. Most likely to be wood, metal or steel. Each will have their attributes but why is a steel shed a good option for the long term?
So… what are the benefits of having a steel shed?
As we see the popularity of garden steel sheds rise in the UK, the question of ‘why should I choose a steel shed?’ will often pose itself from our customers enquiring about the rising popularity of the product. Why will using a steel shed give you value for money? What are the benefits? In this blog, we’ll give you 5 great reasons to buy a lifelong steel shed with us, showing you why you’ll never want to go without again!
They’re useful in all scenarios…
A significant feature of having a steel shed is that they usually do not require foundations in order to be installed in your garden. So, you may ask why this is such a plus? Foundations are commonly expensive and can be costly to both purchase and install. They can also take a lot of time to setup, which simply wastes both time and money. The benefit of using steel sheds is that they can be laid down onto any form of flat surface, which is a great positive for you. All you need is a simple spirit level to find a patch of flat land, then simply assemble the steel shed on top.
They offer increased security…
When it comes to your shed, security should be one of the top important features on your list. A vast majority of people will store valuable garden items in their sheds, as well as bikes, tools, lawnmowers etc. and if you don’t have a secure shed, you’re practically advertising your valuables to potential thieves. Steel sheds often come with reinforced hinges, which prevent forced entry to your shed compared to their wooden and plastic counterparts.
They’re easily customisable…
Now, steel sheds have the ability to be customised. Don’t believe us? The sheds can be easily painted into whatever colour suits your fancy! You can purchase paints from a number of online stores and even mortar and brick establishments. Paint coatings are way more resilient on steel than they seem to be on wood, simply because steel has higher levels of self-protection and damage resistance than wooden sheds. Using a timber shed, you’ll need to treat and repaint it every year, whereas their steel relatives only need a touch up every five years or so!
They’re actually ‘lifelong’…
Increase levels of durability in steel allows us to provide you with incredibly long warranties which can last a lifetime! The reason behind this is due to the quality and durability that a steel shed offers, offering higher value for money in the long run.
They come with extras…
Did you know that steel sheds can actually come with an active/passive built-in ventilation system? This is to ensure that the temperature in your shed is kept to a perfect level at all times. Without this system in place, condensation would take place and this could potentially damage the valuables stored in the shed.
So, what do you think? Are you entirely convinced that buying a steel shed is the best option for you?
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So, what exactly is better? A steel shed? A wooden design? Plastic? We discuss this and more in our latest blog
Wooden, steel and plastic sheds are all popular backyard storage systems, as they have been in the gardens of millions for as long as we can remember. Often being utilized as a workshop or a storage unit for your gardening tools or equipment due to their sheer size, homeowners often have plenty of options available to them when choosing a shed for their needs. Sheds vary in size, structure and most importantly cost. Generally, sheds are built of a single room structure with a door. If you are torn between steel, plastic and wooden sheds, here’s why you should opt for the best option: steel.
Though wooden sheds are considered the most popular of the three types, they’re incredibly susceptible to water damage and weathering. This type of shed is mostly ideal for a child playhouse. Wood easily blends in to most backyard surroundings, so this is why it’s usually a popular choice amongst homeowners and gardeners, simply for its aesthetical value.
Wooden sheds aren’t exactly cheap; they can be the most expensive of all three options. Wooden sheds also offer other drawbacks too. Out of the three, if it’s not properly stained or varnished, wood is the most susceptible from insect, termite and mold infestation. Wooden sheds requires a whole lot more maintenance compared to their steel or plastic counterparts. If you live in an area that has monsoon season, be aware that this will weaken the wood’s condition, making them easily susceptible to rotting.
The plastic shed is the most cost effective of the three, yet you’re sacrificing cost for cheap design and durability. The only real benefit of a plastic shed is the benefits it holds towards plants (as plastic is commonly used for greenhouses). Plastic sheds can actually withstand the problems that wooden sheds owners usually encounter as the structure of plastic doesn’t crumble to such ailments. The structure resists moisture, insect infestations and rotting.
The limited style changes of the plastic shed’s limits the design and it’s seen as one of its main drawbacks. Most homeowners sacrifice its withstanding of weathering problems to favour a wooden shed’s aesthetic value.
Steel sheds are made from steel, obviously, yet they can also be made from aluminium and iron. These attributes are attached to their longevity and durability to damages, weather, mold and more. Due to its material structure, steel sheds are amazingly adept to being fire and termite proof, whilst offering superior resistance to bugs, mildew, mold and fungal growth. It’s seen as the most safe bet in terms of security as the strength and durability of the shed is viewed as a good investment through its offer of high safety standards compared to its counterparts. Shed’s are often targeted more than homes due to their valuable contents like garden equipment – lawn mower, water pumps, etc and steel sheds are fantastic at defending such break in attempts.
The only downside of a steel shed is that without treatment, it can be susceptible to moisture, yet this is down to lack of care for the shed itself. A proper treatment of the shed will allow for a design and structure that can defend against pretty much all of the things that damage both wooden and plastic sheds. It is recommended to properly treat your metal sheds and it will be with you for life. Steel structures are a fantastic addition to any household, as many builders even offer to custom build these items to fit your needs and space.
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