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Shed Siding: Duratemp Vs. Vinyl

When shopping for a storage building, the type of siding is one of the first decisions to be made. I will outline the advantages and considerations of three popular siding options below.

The Benefits of Vinyl Siding:

  • Easy to clean, just pressure wash and vinyl looks like new.
  • Maintenance free, you will never have to paint vinyl siding.
  • Many colors available to match the vinyl on your home.
  • No cracking or splitting.
  • Uniform appearance.
  • Smooth material, vinyl siding will never give you splinters.
  • Longevity, vinyl stands up to long term exposure to moisture.
  • Standard with metal trim and steel doors.

Sold! Right? Well, there are two sides to every coin…

  • More expensive than Duratemp siding sheds
  • Cracks if hit with hard objects…like base balls, lawn mowers, etc
  • Fades over time if placed in direct sun.
  • Not as many color choices
  • Will hold mold and fungus in damp areas.

Benefits to Duratemp Composite Wood Siding

  • 25 year warranty against mold, rot, and cracks
  • More color choices
  • Easy to change color by repainting building
  • Custom color matching available
  • Easy to attach decorations, hose reels, window boxes, etc.

The flip side of the Duratemp coin…

  • May need to be repainted in 10 to 15 years.
  • Looks like T1-11 which was popular years ago but did not perform as well.
  • Country look and feel.

Natural Pine Siding

  • Very hard and durable wood
  • Beauty of natural wood siding
  • Rustic look easily achieved.

The flip side of the Natural Pine coin . . .

  • Must be stained every year to maintain color
  • Will turn grey if not stained every year.
  • Rough surface & will cause splinters
  • Difficult to stain and paint.

I hope this information helps as you shop for storage buildings. Please feel free to commit on this post with your own experience with these siding options.

by Robert Ridings on 4-Outdoor, Incorporated
Storage She

4 Outdoor had the perfect outdoor shed I was looking for. They came a prepared the land with perfect drainage. On the same afternoon the shed arrived, exact color and roofing. Within one hour the shed was installed. The quality of the shed is excellent.

by Jamie Petrosky on 4-Outdoor, Incorporated
12 x 20 custom vinyl shed

A custom 12 x 20 vinyl storage shed was built by 4-Outdoor for our community. It had to match the existing structures in our community that were built 20 years ago. The entire project exceeded all of our expectations at every level! The prep work was exceptional! The shed was a perfect match, right down to the red tin roof! The finish work made the structure blend right in with the existing landscape and structures! It was well worth every dollar spent and only adds to the integrity of our beautiful community! Last but not least, the office staff as well as the onsite crew were wonderful to do business with, very professional! Thank you 4-Outdoor, you ALL rock!

by Brenda Barnhardt on 4-Outdoor, Incorporated
10 x 12 Vinyl Shed

Shed delivered as promised in reasonable time with no problems. Very pleased.

by Beth Incao on 4-Outdoor, Incorporated
Shed perfect for our needs

We ordered a shed for the Walkersville High School Band Boosters and it came out exactly as asked. Delivery was easy and Brett was very thorough with ensuring the shed was level and in place.

by John Wayne Droneburg on 4-Outdoor, Incorporated
New Shed

We were in need of a shed to free up space in our garage. Saw 4-Outdoor as I was driving to dine on hard shell crabs. Got back home and checked out their products on the web. I saw many fine examples of what we were looking for. Drove our to business and spoke with Cindy, who helped me select a style. I brought back samples of our home siding and shingles. We were able to match our house with shed options. When site prep guys arrived they were able to prepare site to my request. The delivery of shed went without a hitch, placement was perfect. the quality of construction was excellent, and matched our house. We are very pleased with choosing 4-Outdoor for are shed. Thank you all.

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