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Accessories For an Outdoor Storage Shed


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In a typical house storage is a legitimate problem, and fixing the problem of storage space doesn't always have a clear cut answer. Between boxes, lawn equipment, tools, and the other various objects many people keep in their garages and basements; it is easy to run out of room. A most convenient solution that is often overlooked is to purchase a plastic outdoor storage shed. A question many people ask about plastic outdoor storage sheds is if they have accessories that can be bought for them.

The answer to this question is that there are only a limited number of accessories for plastic outdoor sheds because of the material with which they are built and how they are assembled. The number and kinds of accessories differ for each manufacturer, and it is not usually possible to use an accessory from one manufacturer and use it with a shed from a different manufacturer. After a typical plastic shed has been molded it is not possible to cut into them, so it is impossible to make a window or skylight. If natural light is a must, Suncast makes many different sheds with windows and skylights and Rubbermaid has recently come out with a new shed in 2008 that is equipped with a window. Another lighting option for plastic sheds is a solar powered light. These lights are designed specifically for plastic sheds, and use absolutely no electricity. The solar panel generates energy from the sun, and it provides ten hours of usage time.

A question many people have when they buy outdoor plastic sheds is whether or not they have shelving. It is a logical question; after all, if the shed is supposed to alleviate storage problems it needs be well organized. Most sheds only come with grooves in the plastic that easily allow shelves to be built into the shed itself. Manufacturers recommend using plywood, and construction is minimal. For their larger sheds, Suncast provides tool hooks, corner shelves, and loft shelves for accessories. Rubbermaid too makes some shelving accessories, but they only sell wire racks for shelving.

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