Wooden Storage Sheds: Their Advantages and Disadvantages

Wooden storage sheds are by far the most popular storage shed available. Most people will pay a more to buy a wooden storage shed over a metal shed or plastic shed. And for good reason…

Advantages of wooden storage sheds

  • Wooden storage sheds come in a larger variety of size and styles than plastic or metal sheds.
  • Wooden storage sheds are the best looking sheds available.
  • Wooden storage sheds are the most secure shed.
  • Wooden storage sheds are heavier therefore less subject to wind damage.
  • Wooden storage sheds can be easily fit or retrofit with accessories like windows and turbines.
  • Wooden storage sheds can be build or modify with normal tools.
  • Wooden storage sheds usually have a more watertight floor than steel or plastic shed kits
  • Wooden storage sheds don’t require special skills or tools to build. Download my FREE Shed Building Guide for valuable information on building your own wooden storage shed.

But there is a down side to wooden storage sheds. Even with all their advantages, at least you should be familiar with their disadvantages before you make your decision.

Disadvantages of wooden storage sheds

  • Wooden storage sheds need routine maintenance like painting and caulking and occasional shingle replacement.
  • Wooden storage sheds are subject to termite damage.
  • Wooden storage sheds are subject to floor rotting if not properly ventilated.
  • Wooden storage sheds takes at least some skill to build from a kit or from scratch.
  • Wooden storage sheds can’t be easily disassemble to move in the future. They must be moved whole.
  • Wooden storage sheds initially cost more than metal sheds or plastic sheds.

Wooden storage sheds are the most popular of the 3 main shed options. Metal and plastic have their advantages, but the advantages of wooden storage sheds far outweigh all the other sheds in most cases.

That’s why a wooden storage shed is usually the first thing you consider when you need back yard storage.