If you have an old wooden shed on your property, you may be planning to replace it soon with a new one. However, you may be uncertain as to what type of material you should use for the structure. If so, consider the benefits of having a vinyl storage shed over a wooden one.
1. Require Very Little Maintenance
When you have already dealt with the upkeep of a wooden shed, you probably already know that amount of maintenance it requires. You have to repaint it every few years to keep it from being a worn-out eyesore on your property. Plus, you have to be on the lookout for rotting boards that need to be replaced.
However, with a shed made out of vinyl, you will find that there is very little maintenance involved in keeping up with its appearance and structural integrity. Because the color of the shed is infused into the vinyl material, you do not have to worry about scraping and repainting the exterior every few years. This can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
The little bit of maintenance that is involved with a vinyl shed only requires you to spray it off with a garden hose when it gets dirty. And, for stubborn dirt and grass stains, mild dish soap mixed in a spray nozzle attachment can take care of those.
2. Resists Most Types of Damage
While wood is a strong, sturdy material, it does have its weaknesses. A shed made from wood will be prone to rotting boards, loose nails that allow gaps in the boards, and even termite infestations.
However, when you have a vinyl shed, you do not have to worry as much as damage. Vinyl does not rot, so it can withstand exposure to moisture for years without breaking down. And, since termites only eat wood, you do not have to be concerned with termites taking up residence in the shed.
As far as loose nails and gaps in the structure go, the shed is often either a few large pieces of vinyl fastened together, or it has vinyl strips that are laid over each other to form a clapboard pattern. While with the latter you may have to occasionally refasten the strips, you can usually do so easily without having to worry about damaging the material.
After considering the benefits of a vinyl shed, you may be ready to replace your old, broken down wooden shed with one. If so, contact a business that offers Duramax vinyl storage sheds to discuss your options, as well as the process of having one delivered and installed.