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.
Accessories - The small touches make a difference. Some outdoor storage buildings come with French doors or cupolas. You, yourself can add touches such as window boxes, shutters, or weathervanes. Remember, you'll have to look at this outdoor storage building every day of your life for the foreseeable future: Your attention to detail could make the difference between eyesore and eye-opener. On a more practical note, purchase or build a pressure-treated ramp for easy access to your outdoor storage building. 10. When One Outdoor Storage Building Isn't Enough