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How Long Can A Portable Shed Last?

Portable sheds are an affordable and easy way to add extra storage space or workspace to your house.

Over time it has garnered popularity among homeowners and now more and more people are buying portable sheds for their backyards to increase the storage space of their homes.

But before making an investment just like everyone else, you might also think about how long these portable sheds can last.

On average, it is believed that a portable shed can last up to 10 or more years if maintained properly. But factors such as the quality of the materials, weather conditions and the quality of build can cause these numbers to fluctuate.

So before you invest your time and money into a portable shed make sure that you do thorough research about portable sheds and buy them from a certified shed builder.

Also Read: How Can A Portable Shed Add Value To Your Building?

As portable garages and sheds are a pricey investment, make sure that you invest your money in a long-lasting model that fits your needs and budget.

Keep on reading to get a better understanding of portable sheds and how long they can last.

Types Of Portable Sheds And Their Lifespan

If you buy the right portable shed for your house and maintain it it can last for a long time and will provide you with extra outdoor storage, but if not then you will have to change your shed after a few years or even months depending upon its condition.

The overall life expectancy of your portable shed comes down to the quality of materials used to build it and the quality of craftsmanship with which it is built.

Hence when you plan to buy a portable shed for your house make sure that you invest in quality materials and craftsmanship.

Here are some of the most common types of portable sheds:

Wooden Sheds ( Life Expectancy: 20-25 Years)

The most preferred types of portable shed are wooden sheds, because they come in a variety of colours, have an attractive rustic look and offer a solid lifespan.

If you invest in a wooden portable shed you can easily expect it to last between 20 to 25 years, but with proper maintenance, it can last even longer.

However, wooden sheds are more susceptible to mold and rot so in order to avoid such issues make sure that you keep a good coat of paint on the entire shed.

Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean that you will have to paint your shed again and again. Repainting only needs to be done every few years.

As compared to vinyl sheds wooden sheds have a slightly shorter lifespan but with proper maintenance, you can increase its lifespan.

Vinyl Sheds ( Life Expectancy: 25-30 Years)

Vinyl sheds are one of the most popular types of portable sheds as they require little maintenance and offer a maximum lifespan.

The material used to build vinyl sheds is of the same kind used to build most houses and hence it offers the same top-notch protection against environmental conditions and other elements.

Moreover, vinyl portable sheds do not need to be re-sealed, re-painted and re-stained no matter how long you have owned them.

Therefore if you want to buy a portable shed that offers maximum shed life expectancy then you should buy a vinyl portable shed.

However, vinyl sheds are more expensive than wooden sheds but if you want maximum shed life expectancy then you will have to spend a little more money.

Final Word

The overall life expectancy of a portable shed depends upon the quality of materials and craftsmanship.

So, if you want your portable shed to have a longer lifespan then you should hire a certified shed builder to build your portable shed.

About Stahl Storage

Stahl Storage offers a wide range of different portable storage options, including modular buildings, cabins, storage sheds, livestock barns, craft studios, car garages, golf cart or ATV storage, portable workshops, and offices. We manufacture your shed as you want it to be.

Stahl Storage is your one-stop shop for all types of portable buildings. We build portable storage units according to your requirements and specifications. Contact us for further information.

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