Friday, October 26, 2012

Skillion Roof Sheds

Sheds are simple structures with roofs. Sheds can be used as a storage space or as a workshop. Sometimes used as a waiting place, or sometimes used as a place to take your time. The roof of the shed may differ depending on the design, style, and type of roofs, but the roof may make a big difference for your shed. You may notice that the roofs of the sheds are commonly hip roofs and gabled roofs. Now there is one class of shed that has a unique and better roof style, the skillion roof sheds. The skillion roof shed is a shed with a flat roof surface but is sloped and angled. The skillion roof shed does not have any significant difference from other sheds except for its roof, but with that one significant difference, you can find advantages and disadvantages. Skillion roofs became popular in Australia.  Many buildings and structures were installed with skillion roofs in Australia. Let’s try to find out its advantages and disadvantages and open our minds in installing skillion roofs in our sheds.

Here are some of the advantages of having installed a skillion roof in your shed. One, a skillion roof has a steeper and more noticeable angle or slope at which a roof surface is built. Two, skillion roofs are cheaper than those of the other kinds of roofs. Three, skillion roofs are easier, simpler and faster to build compared to other roofs. Four, skillion roofs allow a larger space for solar panel installation if you probably think of installing solar panel in your roof. Lastly, skillion roofs do not suffer from drainage problems because they have more angled and sloped roofs so they allow runoffs more than other roofs. 
Despite knowing the advantages of installing a skillion roof for your shed, here is the common disadvantage of having a skillion roof for your shed. The ceiling height of your shed might become too low if the slope or the angle of the roof becomes too steep. That is the most common reason why people choose to install the common hip roofs and gabled roofs for their sheds.
Now, after knowing the advantages as well as the disadvantage of installing a skillion roof for your shed, we can now conclude that installing a skillion roof for your shed would be very advantageous and would be a good choice. We can show it from the five to one ratio in the advantages to disadvantages of installing skillion roofs shed

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Shed Scramble – Metal up or Wooden out?

For the longest time, garden sheds have been made mostly out of wooden materials. Wood is a very aesthetically pleasing material with a naturally beautiful texture and that uncanny ability to easily meld into any milieu and still present a classy and elegant impression. However, just recently, metal sheds have been stealing its wooden counterpart’s thunder. It has become so popular nowadays that it would be hard to not spot one in almost any neighborhood.

The question then is which one is the better option for any person who is looking to provide a good and solid storage space for his cherished properties?

All about Wood

Wooden sheds are unquestionably beautiful. They are a delight to look at and, thus, have become staple additions to immaculate Victorian gardens. Pine sheds are the most common of this make. The best thing about wooden sheds is they are the most customizable of all sheds.  You can easily create additions to its exteriors and also take parts out from them as well. 

However, wooden sheds are the most demanding. They are one of the costliest, if not the most, to own. Wood is a material that is highly prone to rotting and pest infestation. With the amount of maintenance it demands, you can be sure to pick your wallets every now and then.

Meet Metal

On the other hand, metal sheds are very owner-who-wants-to-build-his-own-shed friendly. Apart from the fact that metal is one of the most lightweight materials around to deal with, this type of shed is sold with easy-to-follow manuals that allow owners to build it from scratch without too much hassle.

Though they are not the most attractive due to their stark appearance, metal sheds are very cost efficient. Unlike wood sheds, they require almost no amount of maintenance from their owners. Metal sheds made of galvanized metal sheets are very resistant to corrosive processes. Hence, they don’t easily deteriorate and rust. Plus, they are immune to pest infestation or mildew attacks. 

Which should I pitch for?

It really depends on you. If you’re trying to keep a garden that’s upscale then probably, the wooden choice would be a better choice due to its innate proclivity for stellar visuals. Meanwhile, if you’re someone who simply values durability and strength, metal sheds always rise to the occasion. Again, it all starts and stops with you and what you’re most comfortable with.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Which Shed are You? – Tips on Spotting the Best Shed for your Storage Needs

There comes a time when the confines of our homes and garages could hardly permit us to stuff some of our other belongings in them. This is ever more evident when you’re living with a few miniature versions of you who are huge toy hoarders. When you've assented to the mere thought of such a circumstance, then perhaps it’s time for you to start thinking about acquiring a new storage shed. Luckily, there’s a huge collection of sheds for sale that’s just waiting for you to pick one out.

When it comes to getting a shed, there are few tips we could probably spare when it comes to singling one out for your storage needs. With a near infinite number of choices in the market, the only trouble you would be submitting yourself to is choosing which one you’d marry to your yard. The following are tips that you could consider in choosing your own personal storage shed.

Stocks to stock in your shed

Be mindful of the things you plan to put in your shed. More than anything, they are the things you’d want to be sure of. If you think of de-cluttering your home with so many things then all the more you should probably consider getting a huge one.

Space for your space saver

Another thing to consider apart from your budget and the size of your shed is the place where you’re planning to erect it. There are hundreds of sheds for sale on the market that’s quite easy to build. But, the one thing you must consider is if your lawn or garden has a wide enough space to fit it in. If you think that a stand-alone shed is just asking too much then you could probably consider getting the lean-to type (sheds that are built against the walls of your home or garage).

Materials matter

Good wooden sheds are commonplace since they are the most adaptive and naturally aesthetically pleasing when standing upon anyone’s yard. However, they are considered to be far costly in the long run as compared to metal and vinyl type sheds since the wood material requires constant maintenance and continuous care against mold, mildew, rot and termite attacks among others.

These are just a few tips to get you started in choosing your own shed. There’s no need to be worried, there’s always sheds for sale out there that’s most suited to your needs.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Essence of Waiting Shed

Commuting can be a challenge for anyone having to brave the scorching heat or bad weather. Have you tried standing in an open area, waiting for your ride and hoping for a shade?

Thankfully, we have waiting sheds now, because an umbrella is not enough to protect us from the discomfort of standing underneath the sun's glare. Numerous waiting sheds have been built alongside roads for bus stops or waiting line for passengers in several terminals. Even villages have their own waiting shed erected outside their gates. I don't know anyone who doesn't have a clue what a waiting shed is or haven't seen one for that matter. A waiting shed is a roofed-in structure built primarily for the comfort of waiting passengers.

This artifact is often made of wood, glass-like wall panels or steel. Some waiting sheds are open on all sides or have a wall that covers just the back. But no matter how its roof can keep the glare of the sun away, that minuscule shed doesn't always protect you from the rain. Because of its open structure, rain with gusty winds will definitely get you soaked.

In some countries however, you'll find waiting sheds cramped not just with passengers, but with vendors who took it in their minds that it's legal to sell goods unless caught by authorities. So, on a rush hour, the shed does not provide enough space. Still, there are places where sheds have few waiting passengers, especially those built along secluded highways. It's almost scary to be waiting there alone at night with the possibility of being robbed.

Withal, waiting sheds are also used for advertisement. Entrepreneurs have discovered another mode of publicly posting and endorsing their products through ads posted on waiting shed's walls. Yet, business people, vendors and passengers are not the only ones who discovered the benefit of waiting sheds. Politicians have also used this as a way of promoting themselves and posting their candidacy. Some have funded waiting sheds to be built. They improve the look of this sheds by fixing or painting the structure. Sadly, when votes have been given, and elections are over, some sheds seen to be in a sorry state.

Whoever is making gaining profit or benefits more out of the waiting sheds, we don't have a clue. Whether the vendors use it, businessmen, politicians, or mainly for us commuters, be it used for terminals, bus, seaports or airports, as long as they'll build more of it to provide us shade, who would want to complain?