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.
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.