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    Steel shed vs wood shed

    Im leaning towards replacing my 6x6 barn style shed later this year with a 10x10 shed. Village codes allows me this size, and I could use the room to free up space in my garage/shop by storing lumber in the new shed.
    Any real problems with purchasing a steel building?(Man Products)

    I do not want to build a shed. I know I can build one, but materials will not be cheap, and I dont want the backbreaking job of assembling a shed at this point.

    I like the idea of a truck coming with it, and someone else assembling it the same day.
    I have a Man Products cellar door and Im very pleased with both the product and the company.

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    Sorry never heard of Man Products. The only thing I can think of would be a metal might have a condensation issue when the weather changes. Could get some sweet drop from the roof. If that were to happen, plastic is cheap and would cover anything that needed protected. I say go for it.

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    i agree on the condensation problem allen,, but yu can get condensation in a wood shed as well.. just not as bad. so what ever yu put out there cover it up if yu dont want water stains or rust.
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    I personally would go with the metal shed. The only time I ever had condensation issues was when I would try to heat it with it being uninsulated.

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    Allen, do a google search of Tuff Shed, that make some great sheds and they are wood.
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    I'd go for wood. I've seen quite a few steel sheds with collapsed roofs from a big storm of heavy wet snow. Besides they look so much better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Allen, do a google search of Tuff Shed, that make some great sheds and they are wood.
    Ill take a peek at them, but Man Products is a local company for me. Delivery will be free, and Im sure setup wont be much if anything.

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    Tuff shed is a national company with dealers all over the country.
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    they dont service nassau county, I just went to the site.

    my first shed was a place called wood kingdom, woodkingdom.com

    they had a huge selection, or can customize.

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    Looks like they are having a sale:

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