Hey there! Welcome to my blog, it’s all about Weather-Resistant Sheds and making your life easier. I’m Simon, I live on the sunny side of Bradford, UK with my wife Tracy. We love spending time outside, whether it’s going for walkies with our dog, tending to our garden, firing up the grill, or just enjoying a meal in our cosy backyard.
That’s why I created this blog – to share with you some awesome solutions for getting rid of those pesky maintenance chores that come with owning a shed. I know how frustrating it can be to constantly have to deal with decay and other issues, especially when all you want to do is soak up the summer sun.
It’s all about helping you say goodbye to those upkeep headaches and hello to more time spent doing what you love. These weatherproof garden sheds are the perfect solution for low-maintenance living, and this site is excited to showcase all the latest developments. Stick around and see for yourself how easy it can be to enjoy your outdoor space without all the stress!
Let’s talk about sheds
Let’s talk about sheds, specifically, the different materials and designs that are available to us in this day and age.
First off, there are thermoplastics – polypropylene, polyethylene, PVC and polycarbonate. These resin types are built to last and are not affected by pesky weather changes. Plus, they’re recyclable, which is a big plus for us eco-conscious folks.
On the other hand, there are heavy-gauge steel constructions coated with polyester. Designed for top security, Asgard sheds are super sturdy and come with weather protection to boot.
Now, if you’re a fan of the rustic look, pressure-treated cedar wood sheds with a resin apex roof are a great option. However, be prepared to shell out some extra cash for these beauties as they tend to be on the pricier side.
But wait, there’s more! The market has recently been flooded with some super-stylish and weatherproof storage solutions. And this is what this website is focused on. From walk-in sheds of all sizes to low-profile designs that sit discreetly below your garden fence height, the options are endless. And don’t even get me started on deck boxes – perfect for storing all your patio accessories and furniture cushions.
You’ll find all the various weather-resistant resin storage options in the top menu bar – happy exploring.
With so many choices out there, it can be overwhelming. That’s why this blog is an ongoing project to keep you informed on the latest and greatest weatherproof designs on the market. Stay tuned for more updates!
Why did we opt for a resin shed?
Let me tell you about our experience with shed maintenance. For years, we kept replacing the roofing felt and re-coating wood stain on an annual basis. It seemed like we were always rebuilding the shed due to decayed sections that needed replacing. It was a never-ending cycle, and it was so time-consuming!
But then, the roof deteriorated, and the floor started to rot. It was time for a change. We wanted something that would require less maintenance and give us fewer headaches.
At first, we considered metal sheds, but most of them don’t come with floors and have restricted sliding door access. Plus, we read that internal condensation can be a problem, and according to others, you could be constantly re-coating them with primer and gloss.
That’s when we discovered the various quality plastic sheds and at the same time, we came across Asgard’s weatherproof steel constructions. It was a toss-up between the two, but due to security not being too much of a concern, we decided to try a maintenance-free resin shed instead. And let me tell you, it was a game-changer!
Virtually Maintenance-Free – A quick hose down & you’re done!
Weather-resistant resin requires virtually no maintenance. All we have to do is hose it down when it gets dirty. No more yearly re-staining duties or rotten panel exchanges. Plus, the apex roof structure made from weatherproof material ensures that rainwater promptly runs off, leaving no possibility of water puddling and seeping inside.
The built-in floor maintains a cleaner environment than our last wooden hut, which had plenty of gaps for debris to blow through. We’re finding that storage is kept in prime condition, surprisingly even better than the garage where everything seems to get covered in dust.
Air vents generate fresh air circulation to the interior, eliminating sweaty plastic atmospheres and condensation dripping down the walls in humid weather.
Inside, there’s a light and airy feel aided by air vents accompanying the window and skylight illuminating daylight. Also, the lofty interior overcomes ducking down and getting backache, unlike our last facility’s low ceiling.
Maintenance duties now entail a quick wash down when it becomes dirty, a job we swiftly accomplish with the pressure hose. That’s it! It’s a real time-saver.
So, if you’re tired of endless shed maintenance, I highly recommend looking into weather-resistant options. It’s been a worthwhile investment for us!
What about you – have you considered an alternative to wood?
Granted, there are positives and negatives regarding wood, metal and plastic sheds. Wood rots, metal rusts and some would say plastic fails to exhibit an alluring presence. Also, their makeup appears weaker – these were our initial concerns until we examined how robust plastic wheelie bins are during refuse collection days. Although styled differently resin shed compositions are very similar.
I think some of the resin storehouses are becoming strikingly stylish nowadays. Technical advances keep rolling out new innovative designs suchlike the Oakland Duotech design, presented in this image. Composite wood-resin mixes deliver the best of both worlds for those who prefer the traditional look & feel. Meanwhile, we’re still delighted with our basic Factor shed, presented above, demonstrating their ease of cleaning with a pressure wash.
Please don’t expect journalistic writing, this is just a basic blog passionately sharing helpful information, including preparing the correct foundations. Unfortunately, most sales sites fail to mention foundations which is disappointing. Aso, I cover tips we embraced on our journey.
This website has no allegiance to any type of shed so there’ll be no sales patter, popups & email subscription forms flashing in front of you, nor any banner ads. Thank goodness for that I hear you sigh. Please feel free to call in, peacefully roam around and inspect the various designs.
I do not sell sheds – this blog is just a hobby
We neither make sheds, sell sheds nor assemble sheds – this is just a blogging site. I do my best to provide accurate information, however, I may make mistakes. Please check the Seller’s description, read the comments and ask the Seller any questions you may have before you make a purchase.
If you have any queries or suggestions regarding any post, please feel free to drop me a comment. I’ll do my best to answer.
The best place to start is the Shed Sizes page where each storehouse is arranged in size order. Scroll down to your desired measurements and check out the review. Horizontal sheds and deck boxes can be found in the top menu.
Happy searching and thanks for visiting,