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Posted: 4/13/2021 11:29:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/13/2021 11:30:51 PM EDT by PatriotAr15]
We bought a smaller "Shed" that we keep under the backyard porch. More like a large oversized Plastic outdoor "closet". We figure its good enough since it is out of the sun.

But there are larger ones they sell at Home Depot that are fairly large. How well do these things hold up in the AZ (Peoria) Sun? Do they dry out, crack, or melt under the unforgiving sun?
OR should I stick with metal/wood?
Link Posted: 4/14/2021 12:08:23 AM EDT
They will eventually crack and fade. Very few things survive summer heat.UV rays don’t mess around
Link Posted: 4/14/2021 12:23:52 AM EDT
Plastic and the sun.  The sun always wins.  Question is only how long it takes.  I considered getting a small one as I have a spot out of the sun.  It would block the window in my office but heck, all I can see is a wall 12 feet away and a bougainvillea anyway.
Link Posted: 4/14/2021 11:16:32 AM EDT
I wonder if you painted them if they would last longer or be more UV resistant.
Link Posted: 4/14/2021 12:01:34 PM EDT
I've had one out if full sun for 6 years now, its a flip up roof for 2 trash cans/kids toys.  Roof is faded.  But it still hold weight fine, kids climb up on it all the time.  I have a co-work who has had is larger shed under his carport for almost 20 years.

If you can go look at the model in person.  As most major brands make several levels of quality and unless you can check it out its hard to know which level quality your getting.
Link Posted: 4/14/2021 11:23:04 PM EDT
Have a Rubbermaid 2 door...about a 4x6 in full sun for 12 to 15 years.  No issues yet...

My wife bought it and I thought it was junk but put it up anyway. I was wrong and havent had the lawn mower or spreader in my garage for years.  Its a winner and I would do a large one like Costco or Sams sells if I could have it in my 'hood..
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