What is the Best Type of Shed for Your Property?

Are you looking to buy a new shed for your property?

Buying a new shed is a big decision, as it’s an investment that can set you back a few thousand dollars. Before you start shopping for new sheds, it’s important to know about the different types available on the market.

Check out this guide to discover which type of shed is best for your property.

Shed Materials 

First, you need to consider the different types of shed materials. These include:


Wood sheds are strong and durable, easy to customize, and visually appealing. However, if you don’t build your wooden shed properly or you purchase it from a low-quality company, then your wooden shed is likely to rot. This can attract termites and other pests.

Wood sheds also tend to be more expensive.


Vinyl sheds are rust-resistant, insect-resistant, and rot-resistant. This type of shed is low maintenance, easy to move, and comes with a low upfront cost.

The downside to vinyl sheds is that they’re not easily customizable, and they’re not as aesthetically pleasing as wooden sheds.


Metal sheds are the most durable option on the market. They’re low-maintenance, long lasting, and resistant to rot and insects. Metal sheds are also very affordable, although they can be prone to rust and leaks.

Shed Designs 

When choosing a shed for your property, you also need to consider the design. Here are some of the most common types of shed designs:


A gambrel shed comes with a steeply sloped roof for extra headspace. This extra space allows you to build a loft or attic within your shed. This shed is best for those who want to build a workshop or who want space to store their car.


Gable sheds are the most common types of sheds on the market. Because of this, you have plenty of options to choose from. These sheds come with a classic shape and a gently sloping roof that can blend in with any property.


A lean-to shed is built on an already-existing property wall. This means that you don’t have to complete a full construction project to build a shed you love.

People typically attach lean-to sheds to their garages.


A saltbox shed, also known as a Quaker shed, features a short overhang roof on the front and a long-sloped roof on the back. This type of shed also typically features stylish windows and shutters for an aesthetically pleasing look.

Many people build saltbox sheds to match the current look of their home. Oftentimes, these sheds serve as playhouses for children.

Type of Shed: Time to Buy or Build 

Now that you know which type of shed is best for your property, it’s time to start buying or building. Pretty soon, your yard will be equipped with a beautiful new shed.

Be sure to check back in with our blog for more home improvement guides and tips.


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