Metal sheds V's Wooden garden sheds
Should I choose a wooden or a metal garden shed?
In the quest for a durable, long lasting garden shed that is low maintenance, the Answer is simple! A metal garden shed is what you need as they are far more robust than their wooden counterparts.
Won’t metal garden sheds just rust?
This might be the case with cheap metal sheds, but here at Asgard our metal garden storage units are different from the average metal shed. What’s so special about Asgard sheds? Our metal sheds are made from thick galvanised steel. What is galvanised steel?
Galvanising is a process where steel is made weatherproof, therefore protecting it from rust and corrosion.
At Asgard all of the steel we use goes through this galvanising process and is then coated in coloured polyester powder coat paint. So the steel we use is weatherproof, tough and long lasting.
Our screws are also zinc coated to protect them from rusting.
It is important to note that although our products are galvanised, the correct maintenance must be carried out to maintain their weatherproof properties.
Cheap metal sheds are prone to rusting, which can occur as soon as just one year of usage.
What should I look for in a metal garden shed?
A metal shed built to a high quality standard will have a substantial weight. Asgard garden sheds are extremely heavy, as they are built from thick steel panels. A heavy metal means added strength and security for your stored items. If this wasn’t enough, Asgard sheds can also be bolted down to concrete. Unlike flimsy wooden sheds an Asgard metal shed cannot be easily moved or picked up.
Security is important when picking a new shed, to ensure your gardening equipment and tools are safe. The more secure your shed is, the less chance you have of it being broken into. If you have a wooden garden shed, this can be easily kicked and broken, sometimes with very minimal effort. At Asgard, our garden sheds have a number of security features such as integral stiffeners, metal floors, internal shoot bolts and strong locking systems. All of these security features help keep your gardening equipment and tools safe from the risk of theft.
Asgard garden storage sheds are virtually maintenance free:
- No rotting
- No repainting
- No leaks
- Low maintenance- unlike wooden sheds
- No leaks- wooden sheds are vulnerable to bad weather
- Unique ventilation system – reduces condensation
- Many units are fitted with high security features
- Full integral metal floor – increases security and can be bolted to the ground
- Many units in the garden shed range are LPCB Certified to level 1
- Designed and manufactured in the UK