For most homeowners, the idea of building a large wooden shed for the back yard garden can seem both daunting and expensive. Even metal sheds might be too much for what the homeowner will use the shed for, while other homeowners want a better option for easy set up and tear down. A plastic shed may be the answer for such homeowners who want a simple shed that can house tools, garbage cans, lawnmowers, or other household items that don't have a place in the home or garage. A plastic shed is a simple, easy to install option that is easy on the wallet and even easier to move if necessary.
While a plastic shed may not be the most rugged choice for a backyard shed, it is perhaps the most mobile. It is light enough to be moved from one location to another with only two people carrying it, and it is waterproof and easy to build. Most varieties of plastic shed come in kits that can be put together in minutes, and they are made from a rugged plastic that will be fairly durable and sturdy. They do not require any special base or foundation, and they can be placed directly on a lawn, patch of dirt, or driveway.
If the homeowner is looking for a more permanent, stable structure, the plastic shed is not ideal. The plastic shed is lightweight and not nearly as sturdy as a wood or metal shed, which means it may cave in or collapse in high winds or heavy snow. Most plastic shed models are designed to withstand only a certain amount of force, so if the homeowner is storing anything valuable in the shed, he or she may want to consider a more stable structure.
The price of plastic sheds can't be beat; they are far less expensive than metal and wood sheds of the same size. They cannot, however, be built as large as many wood or metal sheds. Plastic sheds are meant only for small to medium storage around the house, garden, or workplace. They do not need to be painted or stained like wood does, and they will not rust like metal. Cleaning plastic sheds is quite easy and can be done with a garden hose and a bit of soap. Most are made of high quality plastic that will resist warping or yellowing in the sun, but less expensive models may not be resistant to this and can fade or warp after time.