These cheap plastic garden sheds will surely fit your budget...
WHEN YOU START searching for a shed to put out in your backyard, one of the first things you are likely to notice (or at least for me it was), is that there are so many to choose from.
This leads to a lot of questions ranging from what size, do you order a kit or a complete ready to use shed, what materials should your shed be made from?
From then most expensive wooden sheds to the cheapest plastic sheds, there are plenty of high quality sheds to choose from.
Today we are looking at several of the top low-cost plastic sheds on the market.
If you are planning to add a shed to your garden or backyard as a place to get away from it all or an art studio, the Everett might be just what you are looking for.
Not only does the Everett offer a window on each side of the shed, it also comes with a built-in skylight for even more natural lighting.
If you live in an area where it snows a lot, you will find the steel reinforced roof panels are more than up to the job.
All of the panels are designed to be bolted together for added strength and are made from one of the toughest plastic resins on the market.
When you add in double doors, you can't go wrong with this spacious shed with its reinforced floor.
Short assembly time, approx. 2 hours even for someone with little to no experience
Lots of brackets to figure out during assembly which can be confusing and slow down the process
Very stable thanks to the double wall construction, which is good for windy/snowy climates
Some parts are not labeled with part numbers, again this can slow down assembly
Bolt together assembly instead of snap fit adds to the overall strength
Some sheds are shipped with the wrong parts and customer service is rated as poor
The Cascade is another exceptional low-cost plastic shed from Suncast. This shed is built with double side walls for added durability and strength, ideal for colder areas with plenty of snow.
Topping it off is a shingle-style plastic roof that has been reinforced with steel for added load carrying capacity. Each of the double doors has a window and metal handles for added security.
The panels are designed to interlock instead of requiring you to spend hours putting it together with nuts and bolts. This may be one of the simplest plastic sheds on the market to put together and is a good choice for anyone without construction experience.
Interlocking pieces not only make the Cascade easy to assemble but also create a strong finished product
If you don't have the base perfectly level, the doors may not line up or stay closed properly
Can be assembled in less than 5 hours by one or two people quite easily
Some of the assembly holes do not line up properly, making assembly of certain parts properly
Priced well below some of its competitors yet offers higher overall quality
The instruction manual is poorly laid out, making it hard to follow
Inside the multiple boxes containing your Keter Factor shed is everything you are going to need to put together this spacious 8 x 11 shed. As long as you have a little building experience, you should be able to put this handy shed together in an afternoon.
Despite being one of the cheapest plastic sheds in its class, the Factor comes with a plastic floor that doesn't need a foundation for support.
If you live in an area where it rains a lot, you are so to love the extended roofline.
Your neighbors and HOA are sure to appreciate the natural wood-like texture. The snap-together design makes it easy for the least experienced builder to put this shed together.
Easy to assemble in an afternoon with a minimum of tools and experience
Snap together assembly is a very tight fit, you may need to use Vaseline or some other form of silicone lube to help snap the pieces together
Doors have double handle that can be secured using a padlock
Holes and some parts have excess flashing that has to be removed
Can be placed directly on the ground as it has a built in plastic floor
Plastic floor has a lot of give which may not be suitable for heavy load storage unless you are willing to add a wood or concrete foundation
At 113.2 cubic feet of space, the Keter Manor is one of the most spacious 4 x 6-foot plastic sheds on the market today.
Inside you will find tons of room for garden tools, a lawn mower, a workbench, and more. Keter has their own super-strong fade-resistant plastic resin that is guaranteed to never rot, rust, peel, or dent. This resin is made to take on the desert heat and the arctic cold without cracking.
The Manor is an excellent way to add a significant amount of storage space to your backyard and it's completely waterproof and impervious to all types of weather.
Gable ventilation lets out the fumes and smells from things like your lawn mower or weed trimmer
Despite its size, the Manor only has a single door that is not big enough for a riding lawn mower
Has a single fixed window that lets in natural light so you don't have to install any kind of lighting
There are no pre-drilled holes in the panels, you have to drill them yourself as you assemble the shed
Superior quality and heavy duty resin materials make the Manor a very good deal for your money
The corrugated resin parts seem to be flimsy but only until your shed is fully assembled
Not everyone wants the entire neighborhood to see their shed, in fact, some HOAs don’t allow you to have any type of structure, besides your house and garage, that sticks up above the fence.
The Glidetop shed is the perfect solution as this low profile shed measures only 52 inches tall. At this height, the Glidetop will slide under many decks out of the way.
The sliding roof lets you open the doors and walk right in with your lawn mower, bikes, or tools. The floor has been fully reinforced to support the weight of your lawn tractor.
Sliding roof for ease of access
The plastic assembly screws are flimsy
Low profile keeps shed out of sight
Must be assembled on a flat location
Strong reinforced floor
The plastic padlock loops are not very secure
When you are looking for an easy to build, convenient shed with plenty of room for the family bikes, the lawn mower, and your favorite garden tools, this 8 x 5 shed may be just what you need.
At 6 feet 8 inches tall there is plenty of headroom. The trusses give the high pitched roof is perfect for areas where it snows or rains a lot.
While you should place this shed on a concrete, wood, asphalt, or gravel surface for a longer life. The special high-density polyethylene material used for the floor will not crack, peel, or chip.
The high arched doors make moving your biggest items in and out easy and feature an internal locking mechanism.
High-density polyethylene floor is slip and stain resistant
Assembly process is more complicated than most plastic sheds
Steeply pitched roof lets rain and snow slide off easily
Needs to have a good solid level foundation
Steel-reinforced doors for added security
The plastic seems to be overly flimsy
At just over 4 feet tall, this shed is perfect for those who live in with a strict HOA that doesn't allow you to have a standard storage shed. The shed features double wall construction for added strength and security.
While it may be short in stature the dual front doors and lifting lid make it easy for you to get in and out of this shed. There are built-in shelf supports designed for a single wooden shelf that you have to supply.
Thanks to a set of easy to read instructions and parts that are well-labeled, most people can put this shed together in approximately 15 to 30 minutes.
This shed is the perfect size to fit on your deck or back porch.
Easy to assemble
Doors do not seem to close securely
Everything fits together very snugly
Latching mechanism is weak
Tight fit ensures shed is watertight
You have to lift the lid to open the front doors
When you want a shed that plastic shed that is going to blend into your backyard, this one from Fusion, available in two colors, may be just what you are looking for.
The 7.5 ft. by 7 ft. size makes it one of the larger of the cheapest plastic sheds and offers plenty of room for a large number of tools and your entire family's bikes.
Yet despite its large size, it is still small enough to sit on a patio, deck or one of the corners of your backyard. It also features a full-length skylight for plenty of natural light.
The wood-composite material used by Keter is revolutionary new material is extremely strong and resistant to pests and rot.
Wood Composite Material is resistant to rot/pests
Some pieces are poorly made and require extra trim parts to cover any gaps
Relatively easy to assemble
Has over 300 screws to assemble
Natural wood look fits into any yard nicely
Doors have been known to fall off
This inexpensive double wall shed is ideal for storing a large number of items at a full 159 cubic feet of space. The floor is impact resistant and durable to help keep everything inside.
This is the perfect shed for storing lawn mowers, garden equipment, adult and child bicycles, and many other smaller but heavy items.
Unlike metal sheds, this one will not rust or rot and will remain watertight and impervious to rain and snow.
Rubbermaid also offers wall anchors that can be used with this shed that let you install storage options like pegboard, shelving, and racks for added capacity.
Two people can easily assemble this shed with common household tools.
Easy assembly with 2 people and common tools
Plastic may warp when exposed to high temps
High strength impact resistant floor
Steel bar front support challenging to install
Double-wall construction for added strength
Plastic door hinges are weak
Start with a solid heavy duty floor, add in double doors, and a single window and you have a recipe for success in one of the best cheapest plastic sheds on the market.
The sidewalls stand a full 71 inches tall, perfect for the over 6-foot crowd and for giving you plenty of storage space. The shed is constructed using metal frames and vinyl panels for added strength and durability.
While most plastic sheds are made to remain the color they arrive in, this one is made to be painted to suit your tastes or needs.
The heavy duty construction and materials make this shed a great choice for those who live in the snow belt.
Steel reinforced vinyl panels add a lot of extra strength to the shed
Challenging to assemble, requires some experience and quite a few hand tools
Doors are double wall for added security and have a place to secure your shed with a padlock
Walls are single wall which makes them flimsy in appearance
Wind tested to 115 mpg snow load tested at 1000 or 20 lbs./sq. ft.
Poorly written assembly manual, it takes someone with a lot of experience to decipher them properly
Not everyone has the space for a horizontal shed or simply wants something that doesn’t take up quite as much space in their backyard. If none of the horizontal sheds above seem to be exactly what you are looking for, here are a couple of optional style sheds that might do the job.
What do you do when you have no room for a permanent structure like a plastic shed, but still need a place to stash your bikes, lawn mower, and other gear? Why not grab a storage tent like this one?
It is made from a heavy duty vinyl tarp and fiberglass poles that are completely impervious to the weather. This storage tent can be put up in ten minutes and used all year around.
It is tear-proof, weatherproof, and UV proof for a long life. Features a Velcro panel in the back that lets you secure your bikes or lawn mower to a fence pole for added security and heavy duty eyelets to secure it to the ground.
Lightweight and easily portable
Can be blown away by high winds
Takes 10 minutes to set up
Takes 2 people to set up quickly
Industrial grade tarp is completely weatherproof
Not very secure, you need to have a post to secure things to
When you don’t have the time or skill to build a wooden or plastic shed for your storage needs, this tent style shed might be just what you are looking for.
At 6 x 6 x 6 feet it offers plenty of storage space under a triple layer ripstop fabric cover. The frame is made from high-grade steel that has been powder coated to resist corrosion, chipping, and peeling.
The seams are heat sealed instead of sewn to provide better water resistance. The Ratchet-Tite™ cover tensioning system is designed to keep the fabric covering tight and hold everything together.
Plenty of room inside
Material has a short life span in extreme heat
Frame is strong once assembled
Replacement covers are very expensive
Most of the front panel is a wide roll-up style door
Instruction manual hard to follow
While these are only a small sampling of the many different plastic sheds on the market, they do seem to represent the best cheap plastic sheds out there.
After spending many hours researching the various sheds, I found the Lifetime 6418 Outdoor Storage Shed to be the best of them.
In fact, I have one of these sitting in my backyard and it has so far made it through a couple of hot summers and heavy winter snows without a problem.
I also love the metal door handles as they let me lock my bike securely inside and the fact it didn’t cost me a fortune or several weeks to build.
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