3 Reasons Why Wooden Sheds Are Better Than Plastic

Plastic sheds are very convenient because they’re low-maintenance and can be used for many different purposes. However, there are a few reasons why we believe that a wooden shed is superior to a plastic one. Primarily, wood is durable enough to withstand the elements for years. It’s also more eco-friendly than plastics. Lastly, it has natural beauty and style that will look good in your backyard or on your property regardless of the shape of your garden. Read on to find out three reasons why we think you should pick a wooden shed instead of a plastic one!

  1. Wood Is More Durable Than Plastics

    One of the benefits of wooden sheds is their customisability. You can build shelving units, hang things on the wall and attach all sorts to the outside with a hammer and some nails. Plastic sheds come in various colours, sizes and designs – but they lack usability when you compare them to classic wooden sheds. Hanging things inside often requires specialized equipment that only certain companies provide at an additional cost which bumps up prices for quick fixes. This is the main advantage of wood sheds over plastic is that wood allows customisation while choosing a plastic shed has constraints with what you can do to it.


    Plastic sheds are improving with time but they cannot compare to a wooden shed in terms of sturdiness. They cannot bear as much weight hanging from them either.

    A wooden shed is often raw wood which can be easily damaged if not well treated with wood preservers or paint. Although, if maintained properly, it lasts for many years and remains strong. Also, wood sheds stay regulated in temperature even when the summer or winter temperatures are at their highest or lowest points, respectively. Finally its important to note that if you’re using your shed for workshops then don’t do anything that gets too warm inside your plastic one – otherwise it will melt!


    Sheds made of plastic are tough, straightforward and require nothing in the way of maintenance. On the other hand, wood sheds can be painted or stained to match your home’s environment. Although wood sheds need regular upkeep with an oil-based treatment every few years, they will last much longer than a plastic shed if properly taken care of. Plastic sheds tend to last about 10-20 years, but wooden sheds can last for 100 years or more.


    Paint Brushes & Paint Roller covered in browned paint

  2. Wooden sheds are eco-friendly

    Wooden sheds are eco-friendly because they’re made from natural materials. And even if you live in an area with snowy winters, wooden sheds can withstand the elements without any issues. Plus, they look a lot nicer than plastic sheds and don’t have that shiny, artificial feel to them.


  3. Wooden sheds are more visually appealing

    Wooden sheds have a natural beauty and design that plastic ones just don’t have. They are more visually appealing and can blend in nicely with your property and landscaping. Wooden sheds are also made with natural materials, which is better for the environment than plastic. You can paint them too to give them an unique look to match your colour scheme 

    Historically, wooden sheds have been more expensive than the plastic counterpart. However, from our research we’ve found that most people will find what they are looking for in either a plastic or wooden shed at around £200-£2,000. The price of course depends on size and quality etc., but it is true that if you look at two comparable sheds (quality and size), then the one made out of wood would still be more expensive.


    Choosing the perfect shed is a challenging task, you’ll want to consider size, and base before choosing what type of material you want. Plastic sheds are good for storing tools due to their economical price tag but they may need more maintenance than an average wooden shed. At Shed Monkey our sheds come with a peace of mind 10 year Guarantee, giving you a long maintenance life. Our sheds at Shed Monkey are made from FSC European Source Timber and we have partnered with One Tree Planted in which with every order we plant a tree.  We also sell extras at Shed Monkey such as the shed shelving kit which allows you to easily customise your wooden shed, something that is difficult to do with a plastic shed.