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    1bluesky Posts: 48, Reputation: 2
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    Sep 28, 2014, 11:49 AM
    Plastic vs Metal shed
    I am going to buy a storage shed (10'x12' size) for my backyard. Saw there ar some plastic ones and metal (galvanized steel). So, I wonder which are more reliable/durable?
    Thanks.
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    Catsmine Posts: 3,827, Reputation: 739
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    Sep 28, 2014, 12:05 PM
    My steel one is 8 x 10 and has lasted through 10 years and a hurricane. I can't speak about other materials.

    Edit: it is showing some rust and I'm looking to replace it with a stick built.
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    Sep 28, 2014, 12:28 PM
    My steel one blew away, literally, during a wind storm. I replaced it with a plastic one and there is no upkeep at all. It still looks like brand new after 8 years.
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    Sep 28, 2014, 12:29 PM
    The galvi rusts, no doubt about it.
    If you don't mind how it looks, it is cheaper.
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    Sep 28, 2014, 12:43 PM
    Plastic sounds longer lasting...it's only I am not sure how resistant it is on a snow? I do not want the roof to blow down when heavy snow comes. I believe steel ones are more resistant and durable.
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    Sep 28, 2014, 01:15 PM
    Mine has a pitched roof. I bought it at Costco. It has been through quite a few snowstorms. The roof is attached to the base and it hasn't had a problem since we put it together.
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    Sep 28, 2014, 02:21 PM
    I have a resin shed, that has held up well through more than 10 years.
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    Sep 28, 2014, 10:15 PM
    Plastic will also age, and fade in sun,

    Also, hard to repair, if there is damage.

    I have seen them blow away in a storm also.

    Metal, holds up a little better ( personal opinion)
    But they rust and need repair, or painting at some point.

    A wood siding with shingle roof, has a lot of benefits if looking long term.

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