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.
Do-It-Yourself Outdoor Storage Buildings vs. Professional Installation - If you'd prefer that most of the work be done for you, then just select a shed from your local home improvement store and ask that it be delivered and assembled by the pros. But those who are handy may wish to save some money and order an outdoor storage building kit that comes with assembly instructions.