There are also different choices in materials when building a storage shed, whether doing it from scratch, or by using kits. The most common are wood, steel, and vinyl. The latter is because they are rust-proof and looks good without the need for painting. Building a storage shed will allow you to discover many of the things that professional carpenters know, like the many small details that complete the work. If you live in an area where there is heavy snowfall and frequent snow storms, building a steep pitch will help remove excess snow as it can slide off easily. Excessive snow accumulation can weaken even the strongest roof structure. Aside from this, your choice of wood will also determine whether your roof will be able to stand the test of time. You may not have realized it at first, but as you accumulate things, you soon would have filled out house with outdated and useless objects and even your garage becomes a no man zone. Many of these things are not used or have used only once, so you will then realize that you either have to sell them, or just create a storage space for them, preferably, not inside your home. To further prevent moisture from seeping into your firewood, you should put a layer of plastic on the floor and to allow good airflow for drying, under your woodpile stack your firewood on off-cut lumbers. Most firewood shed are not really that big, they are easy to make and don t require as much cost as most typical storage sheds. If you have hazardous and flammable materials, store them in a locked cabinet. Never leave your shed door open even if you re working on a project or tending to your garden. All it takes is a split second for your child to rush in and play with your tools. Have a talk with your child; explain to them the dangers that may happen if they play with your tools and equipment. But to those with experience, a shed building kit will be truly easy, all parts are pre-fabricated and it s just a matter of putting them together, but, if you plan to build a shed from scratch, then good for you. Even some pros though would have to admit that even they may stumble on what to some would seem as a small building project.