Getting a storage shed can be exciting! You can use it to store your tools, expand your workshop or have your own she-shed. Designed as an ideal space for storing, organizing, and protecting your outdoor life, Palram – Canopia offers a wide range of highly durable, multi-functional plastic sheds for sale to fit your different needs. Whatever you use it for, there are several things to consider before making your purchase. Here are some tips for choosing a storage shed:
The first and most important factor is the quality of your shed kit. Outdoor shed kits with higher-quality materials last longer and look better over time. We offer various DIY shed kits and every one of them is made from high-quality aluminum and construction-grade polycarbonate. Aluminum is corrosion-resistant, sturdy, and reliable. Polycarbonate is an extremely resilient thermoplastic polymer that might feel flimsy when you take it out of the box but is in fact incredibly sturdy. It is that flexibility that allows it to expand and contract with the weather without breaking or sagging. All our plastic sheds are engineered to be extremely weather-resistant, ensuring use for years to come.
Knowing what you are going to use the shed for will be helpful to which size you need. Maybe you want the 4×6 Pent shed kit for storing your bicycle and camping gear, or maybe you’re looking for something larger like the Yukon 11×9 storage shed for your lawn tractor, mower, boat or garden equipment. You might want the Voyager 3×5 shed kit to have a place to store your garbage bins or lawn chairs. Whatever you will be using your shed kit for and whatever size you need, we have one for you.
Before you choose a shed kit, you need to know where to put it. Both in terms of where it works for you and adhering to local building codes. You will need to use a level ground surface for the foundation, preferably concrete or a wood deck, so if those already exist in your outdoor space, you may want to consider that location or where you can add that.
Don’t forget to consider the maintenance of your shed.
Wooden sheds require painting or oiling and require maintenance at least every two years. The wood absorbs humidity and rots. Metal sheds tend to rust and decay and have no vents, leading to heavy condensation. Typical plastic sheds discolor, the plastic tends to become brittle, and the screws strip when used in plastic.
Palram – Canopia sheds require zero maintenance. The two main materials used in Palram – Canopia sheds (aluminum and polycarbonate) stand up to the test of time through harsh weather and heavy use. They don’t even require cleaning because the rain washes dust and dirt away.
Design is something you want to consider as well. You might want the classic shape of a Skylight or Yukon, or something like the Pent might fit your home aesthetic best. Look at the different sheds and imagine them in your outdoor space. If you need help choosing, you can always reach out to us for a hand.
We know that choosing a shed can be overwhelming, but we are here to answer all your shed kit questions. We can’t wait to see what you choose!