What is the difference between a vinyl shed & a plastic shed?

by Jack Gardener on December 14, 2010 · 2 comments

in Sheds

Vinyl sheds and plastic sheds are fast becoming a popular alternative to the more traditional wooden shed or metal shed as they are far easier to assemble and offer superb secure outdoor storage. You will also find that these types of garden building are far cheaper.

If you are planning to buy a plastic shed or vinyl shed you may be wondering what the difference is. Essentially a vinyl shed is fire retardant meaning that it will not catch on fire and melt which is what would happen to a plastic shed if it caught on fire. A Vinyl shed also weathers better. During periods of extremely cold weather conditions a plastic shed can sometimes become brittle whilst a vinyl shed will remain strong.

To help you see what the main differences are between a plastic and vinyl shed we have listed the key features of each garden structure below.

Vinyl Sheds Key Features

  • Fire retardant
  • Weather resistant
  • Easy to assemble
  • Rot and rodent proof
  • No maintenance required
  • No cracking or warping
  • Built around a metal frame which makes these garden sheds incredibly strong

Plastic Sheds Key Features

  • Easy to assemble
  • Maintenance free
  • Easy to assemble
  • Light weight
  • Rot and rodent free
  • Rust resistant
  • Weather resistant unless exception cold conditions occur
  • Prone to fading if positioned in direct sunlight over prolonged periods of time
  • Not fireproof

Unlike wooden garden sheds the main benefit of choosing either a plastic or vinyl one is that no maintenance is required. A wooden shed will require regular treatment and staining each year, which can become quite tiresome over time. A vinyl or plastic shed is also far easier to disassemble and transport should you move house and wish to take it with you.

Visit Jacks Garden Store now and view our range of superb vinyl garden sheds at fantastic discounted prices. You can simply order online and receive free delivery to your home.

Good Luck

Gardener Jack!

About The Author

Jack Gardener has been gardening all his life, and is passionate about passing on his experience to the next generation of gardeners.

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