Considerations When Buying a Metal Garden Shed
If you’ve decided to purchase a metal garden shed the chances are you had specific reasons for doing so.
Perhaps you’ve had to mend the leaking roof of your old potting shed one time to many and now you wish to replace it with a watertight rainproof model that won’t rot or rust away, become an eye-sore or need yearly maintenance to keep it looking tip-top.
Perhaps you want a more secure garden shed, something that could not be burnt or locks unscrewed. Yes you would be right in thinking that some sort of metal replacement would be fireproof, all-round more durable and likely to withstand an attempted break in.
The high quality and thickness of the steel plate combined with the the twin pad lockable handles means the Canberra pent sheds offer better protection against both the elements and unwanted access by third parties than any other shed within its catagory.
Take a look at our range of Canberra Pent Sheds to find the size that is right for your requirements and see how the Canberra compares in terms of quality to the alternatives available in the market.
Galvanised Steel Sheds
Please be aware that when a shed is advertised as ‘Galvanised’ there are 2 methods of galvanising, with vastly different results.
The two methods of galvanising are Hot Dipped Galvanising and Electro-Galvanising.
The hot dip method is far more effective and only hot dipped galvanised steel can provide you with the durability and confidence of a 15 or even a 20 year non-perforation guarantee. Most electro-galvanised sheds carry a guarantee of ten years or less and we see many electro-galvanised sheds deteriorating in less than half that time.
The Canberra Pent Shed offers vertical steel door panels which reinforces the strength making it considerably stronger than the single sheet door of a standard model. Lower spec steel sheds will often have weaker gables, which could be a problem if heavy snow is experienced.
Plastic Door handles will become brittle and deteriorate over the course of a few years exposure, where as steel handles will remain sturdy and functional for the duration.
Garden Shed Ventilation
Ventilation is important in all sheds to eliminate the chance of any condensation problems which can damage the items that you store in there so always check that a shed can offer adequate ventilation whilst remaining secure and watertight.
Your Canberra Pent Shed will be maintenance free for its lifetime and for additional functionality various accessories can be added such as shelf sets and tool hangers. These can really transform your shed into an efficient storage area where everything has a place.
Our bicycle holders have integrated locking hoops and have been an extremely popular choice with our customers, particularly since the recent ‘Bike to Work’ incentives were introduced.
Hopefully this article has given you enough insight to make an informed choice about what to look for or avoid when considering a Metal Garden Shed purchase. Please don’t hesitate to contact the SM Garden Sheds Team if you need more advice before making a purchase.