April 20, 2012. Samuel Valero
Companies like Suncast and Rubbermaid are experts in manufacturing quality plastic sheds for consumer use. The advantages of using a plastic shed include durability, ease of assembly, ease of cleaning, and the ability to deconstruct it is necessary.
Plastic storage sheds come in many different sizes and are very easy to assemble.
Unlike metal sheds which can rust, plastic sheds have no such disadvantage. Very hard resin plastic is used to create the panels of these sheds. This plastic is non-porous and is thus very easy to clean. The plastic can be dyed virtually any color, but colors of white, creme and grey are the most popular.
Plastic sheds are shipped in large boxes which have multiple panels inside. These panels snap together with little to no tools required. Once all of the panels are in place, the shed becomes extremely rigid. It will keep moisture and dirt out of the interior for as long as it stands, keeping everything from your Worx GT trimmer to lawnmower safe.
Some of the more elaborate plastic sheds are equipped with functional and decorative features such as windows, doors, artificial shingles and exterior trim. Access to the inside of the shed is provides by hinged doors at the front which are usually lockable. Windows allow users cycle in cool air from the exterior.
Many plastic sheds have artificial shingles on the roof which look very real. They give the shed a sense of professionalism as well as protect the interior from water. Various pieces of trim and sidewalls are added for additional aesthetic appeal. A plastic shed can look just as good as a wooden or metal one.
Many shed companies guarantee that their sheds will not rust, chip, crack or fade. In most cases their guarantee hold true due to the exceptional strength and durability of plastic resin. More people are switching over to plastic sheds these days.
Updated April 20, 2012. Published June 2, 2011. Samuel Valero