In this article, we get to the bottom of things. We'll take you inside our shop and let you watch a shed floor being built. We'll explain what kind of materials it takes to make a great floor, and how you can recognize one when you see it.
But here’s the real deal: there is a huge difference between price and value. You’ve got a choice: Do you want something that’s cheap? Or do you want something that has value? Most times, you just can’t have it both ways.
Here’s a question to ask if you are thinking of buying or building a shed: Is “cheap” actually cheap in the long run, or just now?
But they can also be a pain if they are low-quality. They can curl and crack before their time. They can blow off in a wind storm. Either of these will give you a leaky roof. And a leaky roof is not only obnoxious, it will rot out your shed in no time.
Shingles are not all the same quality. Even within the same brand...
The short answer is, metal lasts longer. Usually.
That may be all you need, but if you want more details on the pros and cons of metal shed roofs, keep reading.
Disclaimer: Byler Barns orders some buildings from the Lancaster, PA area. Those sheds are built to our specifications. Some of the craftsmen who build the sheds are Amish. The craftsmen are Amish. The sheds are not.