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What kind of shed do you need?

We all will find a time when you may need space to store equipment, tools or supplies outside your home. Some storage sheds may be required just to store items. You have 2 main options which are defined by the kind of roof you will need to decide on; pent or peaked?  A pent shed is a single sloping roof, whereas a peaked (or apex) roof has the highest point in the middle.

Pent vs Peaked?

The number of slopes set the difference between the two roof designs.

The peaked or apex roof has two slopes that meet right down the middle, along with the length of the garden building. Apex sheds are a common feature of most gardens. A pent shed features a single slope, with the highest point located on the wall that has the door. These pent sheds offer an evenly distributed internal height as the roof doesn’t lower on each side.

How do you intend to use your shed?

You may want to choose an apex roof if you plan to work inside your shed and you have large tools laid out alongside the walls. The aisle that forms in the middle will give you ample headroom to move about freely.

But, if you are primarily using your shed for storage, then the pent roof may be a better option. You will only need headroom for when you enter the building. An additional room at the back would be unnecessary.

Where do you plan to put your shed?

An apex shed might look better in the middle of the garden, whilst a pent shed will fit nicer next to the boundary, fence or under overhanging branches.

In both cases, the slopes play important roles in allowing precipitations to run off the roof. If a pent shed is properly installed, rain and snow will fall directly into the street sewers, eliminating the need to take a shovel to the garden in the winter.