Yes, it’s that time of year again when out come the winter clothes, snowshoes, and snowblowers. And while it’s easy enough to store your clothes and shoes indoors, your snowblower is a different matter. Having somewhere suitable to store your snowblower is an essential part of owning one, especially if you don’t have a garage. The snowblower needs to be stored somewhere out of the way from everyday activities, yet somewhere accessible enough to get to when you need it. It also needs to be somewhere that’s dry, easily accessible when the snow comes, and someplace that can be secured from thieves. For many, the best solution to snow blower storage is in the form of a snowblower storage shed.
Snowblower Storage Shed – What To Look For
There are a few aspects to keep in mind when shopping for a snowblower storage shed, primarily size/location, material quality, the ability to secure the shed, and price.
Once you’ve figured out the best options for location measure the free space you have there. Keep in mind you’ll need some clearance to open the shed and extract the snow blower, and you may also want to store fuel, ice melt, shovels, and other snow removal equipment there as well.
Ease of Access
Buyers should consider how easy it will be to get the snow blower in and out of the shed, especially when a large snowstorm has hit. You’ll want something you can easily open and extract the snow blower from, and also something that is easily closed and secured when complete.
The next thing you want to consider is the material the storage shed is made from. You’ll want to keep your snowblower protected from the elements when not being used and for that you need something that’s both durable and weatherproof. Most decent snowblower storage sheds are made from high quality molded resin plastic.
Sure, we love the idea of wooden potting sheds, and classic wooden back sheds in general, but for snow removal, you mostly want to get something robust, low maintenance, and easy to deal with.
Avoid any sheds that are made entirely from metal, as these are more liable to rust unless treated properly.
It’s always a good idea to lock up your snowblower when not in use, especially given that the snowblower shed is usually not placed in the back yard. While most snowblower storage sheds are have hasps for locking the shed, not all of them include the lock when you buy it, so be sure to check to see if you have a padlock or appropriate lock mechanism.
Of course, buyers should be aware that most sheds are made of resin plastic, and an intrepid thief with a razor knife could cut open the side of the shed, so consider that as well.
When it comes to snowblower storage sheds, most are priced according to their size, but like most things, you will pay a little more for brand names, quality of design, warranties, etc. as well.
But, as long as it will fit where you want it to, keep the elements out, and can be locked up when not in use, what more do you need?
Snowblower Storage Shed Ideas
In this section, we will look at three top candidates we have chosen, that are great choices for snowblower storage sheds.
Dimensions and Specs
- Outside dimensions: 4’7” L x 6’4” W x 4’4 H”
- Interior dimensions: 52” W x 72” D x 42” H
- Storage Capacity: 96 cu. ft
This storage shed is perfect for keeping your snowblower out of harm’s way, but easily accessible this winter. As it is made by Rubbermaid, you can be sure you’re getting good quality. And Rubbermaid backs up this shed with a 1 year warranty, which is a nice extra, though noticeably poorer than the 10 year warranties offered on the two other selections we have picked below.
This shed is durable, weather-resistant, and it also features a slide-lid that makes accessing items at the back of the shed much easier. Assembly is a little tricky but can be done within a couple of hours if doing it alone.
Like most other storage sheds out there, it is lockable, but unfortunately this model doesn’t come with a lock so you will need to purchase that separately.
The Rubbermaid Slide Lid Shed will easily fit your snowblower and other snow removal accouterments, and will help keep it protected all year round. However, the convenience comes at a cost — this shed is one of the more expensive models available.
For a complete review of this shed, please see our article here.
The Bottom LineThe Rubbermaid Slide Lid Storage Shed is an excellent choice for snowblower storage. It is fairly easy to assemble, low profile, large enough to fit most snowblowers and snow removal equipment, and has a 1 year warranty. It is easy to access, with both the top and front opening, and is deep enough to store large equipment.
Dimensions and Specs
- Outside dimensions: 53” W x 32.5” D x 45.5” H
- Interior dimensions: 4’ 1” W x 2’ 4.25” “ D x 3’ 7.5” H
- Storage Capacity: 34 cu. ft.
The Suncast BMS3400 is perfect for anyone on a budget, and for those who don’t need a huge amount of room in which to store their snowblower. It’s noticeably smaller than the Rubbermaid, but it will fit most small/medium sized snowblowers, and the common snow removal accessories to go with them. However, large snowblowers may not fit, so this shed may not be a good choice for all.
The Suncast BMS3400 shed is quite compact, and is ideal for tucking away in those smaller spaces. In fact, avoiding an over-large snowblower shed is wise, as you generally want them to be low profile and not noticed. However, you want to make sure that your snowblower will easy fit in the shed, so check your dimensions.
The BMS3400 is made from the same durable resin plastic as the Rubbermaid Slide Lid Shed. It has a weather resistant coating that’s water resistant, and which provides protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays as well. It is designed in a fairly attractive way, with a wood paneled look that doesn’t scream plastic!
Another fabulous feature about this snowblower storage shed is that you don’t need to be a genius to put it together, and can be assembled solo quite easily. It has a lockable lid that will keep the thieves out, and comes with an impressive 10 year warranty.
For a budget snowblower storage shed, this Suncast model will do the job just fine. The only thing to be careful with when it comes to this storage shed is that the hinge as it is a little flimsy. Other than that, it’s a bargain and ideal for those not needing to store very much.
The Bottom LineIf your snowblower will fit in this shed, it’s a great choice. The BMS3400 is low profile, elegantly designed, easy to build, and is covered under a great 10 year Suncast warranty. And it’s not terribly expensive, either! This snowblower storage shed is our top pick, and as long as your snowblower fits, we recommend it.
- Outside dimensions: 51.2” W x 75.6” D x 78” H
- Interior dimensions: 43.7” W x 69.7” D x 74.8” H
- Door Opening Width: 34.5″
- Storage Capacity: 131.8 cu. ft.
If you’ve got the space and the budget, the Keter Factor 4×6 shed is the big daddy of snowblower storage sheds, and ticks all the right boxes. Not only is it tall, but it’s got the width too. One aspect to note is that the door design of this shed, while attractive, results in a maximum opening with of 34.5″, which is may be important for those who have wide snowblowers. Be sure to measure!
This storage shed will easily fit most snowblowers, and will leave you plenty of room left over for any other outdoor equipment you may need to store. However, it may be a bit harder to conceal or obscure the shed relative to the other sheds on our list, because of its significant height.
Made from a polypropylene resin plastic, with a stylish two color design, this storage shed is durable, weather resistant, and looks great in any yard. According to the manufacturers, the special resin that’s used to construct the shed means that it won’t rust or peel, and comes with a 10 year limited warranty to back it up.
Maintenance is very easy with this model as well. Simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth or hose it down. The Keter Factor 4×6 shed is lockable for your protection, but as with many storage sheds, the lock is not included.
The biggest negative of this shed is the assembly process. It’s awkward, and will probably have you quite frustrated. However, you likely will only have to do it once, and then you’ll be all done. After that, you’ll have years of use.
The Bottom LineIf you can get over the assembly (and the hefty price tag), the Keter Factor 4′ x 6′ snowblower shed is a pretty nice storage shed. It looks good in almost any surrounding, though it’s not exactly low profile, and has enough room to fit a lot of stuff alongside your snowblower. Though its price is high, the Keter Factor shed is an excellent choice for snowblowers and other storage necessities.