Plastic Sheds: The Basics
Let’s quickly answer some questions about plastic sheds, so we all know what we’re on about moving forward.
Depending on what they’re made from, you might also hear plastic sheds referred to as:
- Resin sheds
- Vinyl sheds
- High-density polyethylene sheds
Plastic sheds are usually made of vinyl (also known as polyvinyl chloride or PVC) or high-density polyethylene (HDPE). These are synthetic polymers that are durable and UV-resistant yet, light and easy to move.
Vinyl plastic sheds are built for tough outdoor use and are weather-resistant whilst remaining strong.
Plastic sheds aren’t designed for customisation. Attempting to paint a plastic shed will probably result in paint not binding and isn’t a viable solution.
The good news is that plastic sheds retain their colour even if left out in harsh sunlight, so there should be little need to paint your plastic shed.
Plastic sheds are easy to assemble. Most panels snap together and, with you and a friend following the assembly instructions, you can have your plastic shed put together in no time.
Hopefully, now we’re all on the same page as to what plastic sheds are. With that checked off, we can move on to the pros and cons of owning a plastic shed.