Metal Sheds vs Wooden Sheds

January 11, 2021


Metal sheds Wynnewood OklahomaThere’s a lot to consider when you decide to build a shed. There’s the price to think about, the appearance, the location, the size, and the purpose of the shed. One of the most important things you should consider is the materials you want to use to build the shed. There are metal and wooden sheds. Many things make each material better or worse for a shed. Here are some pros and cons of metal and wooden sheds so you can choose the right one for you. 

Wooden Sheds

Wooden sheds have a variety of options for siding, but the material makes it susceptible to things like water damage. The siding features make wooden sheds vary in price and are usually more expensive than metal sheds. 


Wooden sheds are often bulky which makes construction difficult if you’re planning on doing it alone. Most are also sold with a floor, so that’s one less thing you have to worry about but it does make the cost larger.

Installation prices vary for wooden sheds. It is typically a few hundred dollars. Some woodshed kits can come in larger sizes if that’s what you’re looking for. However, this will still require time, tools, and some carpentry skills. 


A metal shed will be your cheaper option, so if budget is your concern then this is the right one for you. What’s good about these is they are relatively low-maintenance and low-fuss. Few accessories are offered for metal sheds like window boxes.

The Type of Metal

One of the best things about metal sheds is that they come in different materials like aluminum or steel, so you have a variety to choose from. Choosing the type of metal and thickness will affect your shed’s quality, but the materials are significantly lighter than wood, so this will make constructing it easier. You will need an anchor system for a metal shed. The best way to do this is to bolt the shed to a concrete base. Bailey’s Roofing can handle your metal shed installation. You also need a shed powder-coating to protect against rust. 


The material you choose for your shed depends on the purpose the shed will have, the location of it, your budget, and what you prefer. Bailey’s Roofing would recommend metal sheds because of the versatility and ease of construction. We can handle all of your metal shed needs, so if you know what you want, call Bailey’s Roofing Company. For some pictures of our past work, please check out our Facebook!

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