When it comes to choosing the roof style of your shed, there are a few things we can point out to you; however, it is totally down to your appearance preferences, your space available and more importantly the purpose of the shed.
If you are looking at storing larger items, such as tall topped objects we strongly recommend an apex as they have superior head height and storage room thanks to their sloping eaves. If you are looking to store smaller to medium sized items, we recommend pent due to one sloping panel, therefore on the taller end you are able to store taller essentials and on the sloping side of the shed you are able to store the smaller things.
In regards to quality, both sheds are capable of staying strong and this will depend on treatment and maintenance. But going back to the roof itself, your apex shed will prove to be extremely watertight as both sloping eaves make it very easy for water to run straight off, pent can also get rid of water quickly with the sloping eave on the one side, however we would recommend the most reliable being apex as the chances of water damage and internal rotting are reduced far more with two sloping eaves.
The apex sheds are often known by many as the “classic” or “traditional” style shed to have, which I suppose, if you’re interested in what it looks like in the garden, this would be ideal, bringing a little bit of character and being known as the “classic” shed. If you aren’t too interested in appearance and the space is all you’re worried about, we recommend pent as the attractive alternative for gardens with restricted height as it has a uniquely compact appearance.
If you want to learn more about pent and apex sheds take a look at our useful videos below.
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