A shed is constructed for different purposes, including to provide storage space and to serve as a private getaway. A shed can serve as an extension of your house and can be built in all different sizes, shapes, styles, and materials.

The Best Material for Shed

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The following are the best materials for shed construction:

  • Lumber or timber – Lumber is wood that has been processed for construction purposes. It is the most traditional material for shed construction. When you use wood, you give yourself the flexibility to construct your shed in any size or style. Pressure-treated wood is a good choice for a shed. It resists insects and rot. It is available in different sizes and length, which you can cut according to your needs.
  • Metal – You can build a shed with metal walls and a metal roof. A metal garden shed is ideal for quick and easy storage solutions. Most metal sheds come in flat packs that require assembly.
  • Plastic – Sheds made of plastic are typically used for small storage items. They look more like garden cupboards than a real shed. They usually come pre-assembled. Plastic sheds are durable, but they aren’t usually big enough to hold many items.

Siding Materials

While it’s important for a shed to be functional, it should also look nice. Siding can be added to sheds to lend a pleasing exterior. Some of the most commonly-used siding materials include:

  • Canadian Western Red Cedar – This type of wood has rich grain, color, and texture. It is usually free of open knots and is durable enough to last for years.
  • CanExel Maintenance-free Siding – This is pre-treated, factory-produced siding. It is made from wood fiber and available in many beautiful colors. It is long-lasting and tough, but it’s best quality is that it is very easy to maintain.