Traditionally, sheds have been known as a place to store your gardening tools, and garages have been known as a place to park your car, but are those the only functions the two structures can serve? Here are some of the benefits and limitations of a shed vs garage and how you can decide which outdoor structure will be best for you.
While both sheds and garages can come in various shapes and sizes, in general, a garage will usually be a bigger structure than a shed. If you need a space to park multiple regular-sized or large vehicles, a garage might better suit your needs. That said, sheds can be on the larger side if need be and can even be used to store smaller vehicles like golf carts, motorcycles, and riding lawnmowers.
Another key difference to consider when picking one of these two structures is location. While attached garages are more common, detached garages are available. However, detached garages, or carports, are not enclosed and, therefore, not as sturdy or secure as a shed. A shed can be installed just about anywhere on your property, so it might be a better option if you require your storage structure in a particular location.
Because garages are built to support heavy vehicles, they are typically built on a cement foundation. On the other hand, shed floors can be built from a number of different types of materials, including cement, gravel, or wood.
With garages in general, what you see is what you get. When it comes to sheds, however, you can customize it to become anything from a functional workspace or art studio to an entertaining man cave or she shed. You can even match the trim, roof, and siding of your custom shed to match the style and aesthetics of your home.
If you’re interested in investing in a custom-built shed, check out the versatile and spacious models at Superior Sheds, including the Bungalow, Cabana, Country Inn, and Double & Triple Wide models available in a variety of bodies, roofs, trims, and colors.
At Superior Sheds, we have an inventory of outdoor storage solutions to fit your functional, style, and budgetary needs. We also offer steel buildings, gazebos, and carports. Call us today at 1-877-439-7433 to connect with one of our experienced staff members and discuss your specific storage requirements.