Amelie Beaulieu Outdoor Storage & Cabinet July 29th, 2018 - 23:53:04
The type of outdoor storage boxes you choose will depend on what you need to store and what the climate is like where you live. Outdoor boxes will generally have to withstand lengthy exposure to the sun as well as other elements like rain wind and even snow. Waterproofing is a major concern as you dont want either the box or its contents to be ruined by water damage. Generally plastic and fiberglass offer the best waterproofing allowing them to withstand even the most extreme elements.
While exposure to sunlight can bleach wood some people actually like that look so it isnt a huge issue but durability can be. Despite careful waterproofing wood remains highly porous and can still be damaged by water over time. Another option for outdoor storage is aluminum or wrought iron. Wrought iron is most often used in the garden and can be quite decorative. It is extremely durable able to endure rain snow or sun but it is also extremely heavy making it very difficult to move.
Aluminum is not the ideal material for outdoor storage boxes as it doesnt stand up to the elements well. It is prone to rust and corrosion and can even cause corrosion in other metal objects stored inside it. There are some designs that incorporate aluminum within other less corrosive materials such as bamboo or rattan but metal objects like garden tools can still rust if stored within one of these aluminum lined boxes. The bottom line when it comes to outdoor storage is that you need to find something that you can work with and that will last for as long as possible.
Now there are many different types of outdoor storage sheds and there are some wonderful designs available these days too. Some of the most popular types of outdoor storage sheds include: Wooden storage sheds - These are your classic or old fashioned types of storage sheds and theyre easily added on to as needed. Wood storage sheds need to be maintained a bit though because theyre not immune to the weather. The wood will need to be stained or painted every few years and you might need to waterproof the roof once in awhile to keep the items inside your shed safe.