Lifetime Vinyl Sheds: The Myth

Lifetime Vinyl Sheds: The Myth

Lifetime Vinyl Sheds: The Myth



Buying the right shed can be a difficult task. There are many options available ranging in size, material, design, etc. Choosing the right material can often be the most difficult part of purchasing a shed. Many people refer to Lifetime sheds as “vinyl” sheds; however this is not the case. Lifetime “vinyl” sheds are actually made out of high-density polyethylene plastic (HDPE), which differs greatly from vinyl (PVC). Some of the main differences are:

• HDPE is much stronger and durable than vinyl
• HDPE will not crack, chip, or shatter
• Vinyl turns weak and brittle, especially in temperature changes
• HDPE is UV-protected and will not warp or change in extreme sunlight
• Over time vinyl can put off toxic gases into the air, ground, and water
• HDPE is completely recyclable and “eco-friendly”

So, when looking into purchasing a shed, whether a Lifetime one or not, make sure to do some research on the material it is made of. Go for a polyethylene (HDPE) shed, over a wood, steel, or light plastic one.  HDPE will last much longer, won’t fade or crack, is stain resistant and easy to clean.  It’s definitely the best shed material option! 
Other factors come into play when purchasing a Lifetime shed as well. Make sure your shed has certain attributes to meet your needs.  Things to consider include: the size, how many windows it has for ventilation, if it has large enough doors (single vs. double doors), and making sure it is low-maintenance. Good luck!

Shalane

Shalane

Name: Shalane

Position at Lifetime Products: Product Marketing Manager for the Tables and Chairs category

How long at Lifetime Products: I have been with Lifetime since October 2009

My favorite Lifetime Products: Some of my favorites include: the Storage Box, round picnic table, and of course the kayaks. I love working for a company with such a wide variety of fun, durable products

 

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11/4/2009 10:21:05 PM

This post was mentioned on Twitter by Lifetime365: True or false - vinyl sheds are the same thing as plastic sheds.

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