These days, the price of lumber can make building diy custom storage sheds more expensive than buying one. Luckily, there are plenty of payment plans that can make storage sheds easier for you to afford. Our 1 payment down rent-to-own payment program is a good example of this. Rent to own shed prices up to $15,000 can be started on the rent to own program with only the first month rent paid down! Storage sheds for rent could be a great way to get the space you need fast, then pay the building off with a early purchase option when your able! 

Of course, now that you’ve got the payment settled, you need to decide on a shed design. This can be tricky for most homeowners to do. Most don’t know the pros and cons of the different shed types.

This article can help! Read on to learn about some of the different custom storage shed options.

Metal Sheds

You can get metal storage sheds made of iron, steel, or aluminum. It’s important to choose the right metal for your needs as some are more durable than others.


Out of the three main storage shed types, metal sheds tend to last the longest. Metal sheds are durable The durability of this type of shed also makes it difficult for any would-be thieves to break into.


Metal isn’t completely invulnerable. You have to take good care of steel sheds as they can rust. Also, you have to consistently clean snow and other weather debris off the roofs of metal sheds. Metal Sheds are not the most attractive sheds and are NOT allowed by most HOAs in Charlotte NC! 

Vinyl Sheds | Plastic Sheds

Vinyl or plastic custom sheds come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They’re also popular for those who are on a limited budget.


Vinyl sheds can withstand a lot of weather types like snow and rain. They also don’t require much upkeep as they don’t rot or rust. At most, you’ll probably only need to spray mud and/or dust off once in a while.


People often complain that vinyl looks cheap. mildew and moss can grow on vinyl, It’s also very difficult to hide the fact that it is a cheap plastic shed. On top of that, it’s very hard to renovate a vinyl shed.

Wood Sheds

Wood sheds tend to be popular because they look gorgeous. Custom wooden sheds can also be made to look similar to the homeowner’s current home.


Wood sheds can be easily renovated into an office or a small house should the need arise. Also, unlike with other shed types, you can get two-story wooden shed installations should you want to. Modern Wood Sheds made with long lasting LP Smartside Siding are rot and termite resistant and very low maintenance! You can choose a custom house matching color from Sherwin Williams to make your custom backyard painted shed perfectly blend in!


With painted wooden sheds there is upkeep, you will have to repaint the shed about every 10 years to keep it looking tip top! But, many people change the color of their house every decade anyways!

Try Our Custom Storage Sheds

Before you choose a custom storage shed, look at these features again and again. Try to think of how each shed type would work or not work with your home situation. You may also want to do more research on each of these types if you can.

Once you’re ready, though, consider having a look at our custom storage sheds. We’re a family-owned North Carolina custom shed builder that you can count on for building, delivering, and installing the shed of your dreams. Get started with designing your shed by visiting this page.

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