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Important Factors to Consider when Buying a Garden Shed

By on Last modified: May 10, 2019

Do you feel like your garden is over-cluttered by the various tools and equipment scattered around? In that case, a shed may be a welcome addition to your garden. Not only does a shed allow you to properly organize tools and keep your lawn clutter-free, but it also helps protect some big-ticket items such as mowers, trimmers, chainsaws and leaf blowers. So, if you’re looking to buy a shed, consider the following things before you make a purchase.

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Size

Obviously, a shed will take up a considerable amount of space. With that being said, when choosing a shed garden owners should make sure that it can seamlessly fit into the existing space without restricting the freedom of movement. What’s more, it’s also important that the shed is large enough to fit all the garden tools and equipment that you use. Considering this, try to gather all the things you’re planning to store and measure the amount of space they take up. Then add some extra space so that you can comfortably use your shed. Once you have an idea of how much storage space you need, it’s easier to choose a suitable shed size.

Materials

While wooden sheds definitely have that charming, traditional appeal, owning one means that you’ll have to deal with the responsibility of repainting it regularly and treating it against termites. For that reason, many garden owners opt for sheds made of more resistant materials such as steel or pre-painted steel, otherwise known as colorbond. These types of sheds are easier to maintain and are resistant against rot, mould, insects, rodents and rust. They also don’t need painting or staining. What’s more, in the case of colorbond sheds, you can choose from a variety of colours which can help give your outdoor space a more attractive touch.

Roof Style

And finally, when choosing a shed, you should also consider the shape of its roof. With that being said, the location you’re planning to position the shed often determines which roof design is most suitable. For instance, if you’re considering placing the shed adjacent to your house, a skillion roof can help it blend in better. On the other hand, if you want to locate it under a tree, a gable roof is the best solution as it allows the leaves to slide off easily. Additionally, gable roofs are also a great choice for sunny locations as they prevent sunlight from hitting the sides of the shed and warming up the interior. And finally, there’s also the option to choose a shed with a flat roof. In a flat roof shed garden tools that are tall and need vertical space can be stored more easily.