Like any building house or structure, your choice of siding
is a very important decision. A good siding will be able to protect your
belongings and also effectively ward off any harsh weather. When it comes to a
shed siding, there are multiple choices, each having their own pros and cons.
Other aspects that can affect your decision making is the cost, ease of
maintenance, its durability and availability.
For those who prioritize cost as their concern, then a tin
siding is the perfect choice for you. A tin shed is virtually easy to
construct. But with the low cost comes with an issue of durability. It is most
likely that you will be, after a few years, replacing some of its parts like
the door or the roof. Also a tin siding advisable for areas frequented by rain
or snow as they rust easily.
If you want a more durable shed siding, then wood would also
be a good option. And with this option, you have many choices. For enhanced
resistance in rotting and bug infestation, you may use red cedar. The downside
to this is that it can be a bit costly to some. A less pricey alternative is
the white cedar. Another popular choice for wooden siding is the rough sawn
pine. It is commonly used for a siding with a board and batten design. It is
important for you to remember that if you are using wood, you should purchase
them when they are already dry. Or else, they have the tendency to shrink when
the moisture is gone. If this happens, the strength and durability of your shed
is greatly reduced.
Another option for a shed siding is vinyl. A vinyl siding is
a great option as they are effective in resisting the elements and they don’t
require much maintenance. This siding can also be purchased in a variety of
styles which can emulate different types of finishes, like wood, tin and
aluminum. Another great advantage of a vinyl siding is that they can be
designed to match your existing home to compliment it well. Vinyl siding has,
unfortunately its own disadvantages. Like the tin siding, it can also be
pricey. It is also not easily repairable unlike wood. But luckily, vinyl
sidings don’t just crumble and break and can withstand wear and tear. And
because it doesn’t require much maintenance, you can get your investment back
in a short time.
It is important that you are able to assess the pros and
cons of all shed sidings that are available to you. Choose one that has more
advantages than disadvantages. You can do this by taking into consideration
your budget, the aesthetics of your home, its practicality, the durability it
can provide and the amount of time that you can spent in maintenance.
Take the time to weigh your options, plan ahead so you can
be sure that when you invest your time, money and effort, you get more in