Vinyl sheds are extremely tough. If you live in an area prone to extreme wind, rain, or snow this is the type of outdoor storage structure you're going to need. But don't start to worry just because these are starting to seem like specialty items. There are plenty of options available, even for those with a smaller budget.
Types of Sheds
There are two kinds of vinyl sheds. One is made entirely with vinyl and the other is made with metal, usually steel, that has been given a vinyl coating. Why the difference? Well, vinyl is more expensive than a lot of other building materials. In order to help offset that increase in cost many manufacturers choose to use metal, which is significantly cheaper, as the skeleton of their storage structures and just put vinyl on the exterior where its protective properties are the most important. The resulting vinyl-coated sheds are consequently less expensive, but aren't quite as strong as true vinyl buildings. Determining which variety is right for you really comes down to figuring out how much weather protection you need compared to what you can afford.
You might think that a vinyl shed requires a lot of care to retain its strength, but, in fact, the opposite is true. Vinyl structures need almost no maintenance at all. Their innate weather-resistance means they'll never require regular painting, refinishing, or treating the way other kinds of buildings do. Keeping them in top condition really is as simple as giving them a good rinse with the hose every now and then. Even vinyl-coated sheds need just a minimum of cleaning and occasional waxing.
Strong and Good Looking?
Resigned to the fate of having an eyesore of a storage shed because of your special needs? Good news! You've been given a reprieve. All of these vinyl models have a simple, contemporary design that will work well in most settings. They won't dominate the landscape nor will they get lost in the background. Larger versions tend to look like miniature houses.
Strength, good looks, ease of use - the trifecta of outdoor storage. A vinyl shed really is a great choice for homeowners in areas with extreme weather. Just don't get so carried away that you expect it to help you shovel snow.