Comparison of Siding Materials for Storage Units - Natural wood is considered by many the most attractive siding for storage units. But wood exposed over time to water usually rots. Some woods, however, contain natural resins that make them relatively rot-resistant. Cedar is such a wood and very popular as a siding choice for storage units. But even cedar siding is not maintenance-free. Coat cedar with a UV-inhibiting sealer/preservative every other year to protect it from ultraviolet solar radiation. Apply a clear stain, as well, to help preserve its natural beauty.
A storage shed can be a very useful space when used appropriately. However, since it's a space that is used for utility, homeowners often don't give much thought as to how it is arranged. During the spring and summer months, yard tools are frequently hulled in and out to assist in landscaping projects. In the winter, you may have to scramble to find snow shovels and sleds, certainly not something anyone wants to do in a harsh winter.