For nearly maintenance-free storage units, vinyl is the preferred siding. Vinyl lacks the visual appeal of wood, but if you own a house with vinyl siding, why not select a storage unit that is also sided with vinyl? However, vinyl will get dirty over time, making it even less attractive. Mold is often the culprit. Take into account the maintenance required to clean the vinyl periodically.
Will Your Outdoor Storage Building Be Big Enough? - Make sure the entry to the unit is wide enough to accommodate your largest piece of equipment, such as a gas snowblower, with room to spare. Many outdoor storage buildings that are at least 8 feet x 10 feet come with double doors, which usually eliminates this concern.