What Is A Vertical Shed?
A vertical shed is one that is taller than it's width or depth, and usually the whole front opens for access to the inside. Two companies that make vertical sheds are Rubbermaid and Suncast. Both companies make their vertical tool and garden sheds out of plastic or a poly-plastic blend, and both companies have pretty good consumer reviews for their vertical tool sheds. Since these types of storage containers are smaller than average sheds, they come in handy for a lot of situations where small bits of additional storage are needed, as in a garden or by the pool. This also means that there are a lot of them sold, which means finding a used one should be easier than finding a larger utility shed or outbuilding.
Below is a list of some of these small storage buildings, manufacturer, and how many stars they currently have from the consumer rating system on Amazon, ePinions or Ace Hardware.
Rubbermaid Vertical Storage Sheds
Rubbermaid has 11 vertical storage sheds listed on Amazon, and of those, the biggest and the most expensive is the one that has the highest consumer rating. The Rubbermaid 3746 Vertical Storage Shed, which has 52-Cubic Feet of usable space, has a consumer rating of 4.5 stars with a total of 19 people voting. The Rubbermaid 3749 Vertical Storage Shed, which has 17-cubic feet of usable space, comes in with 4 stars out of 14 consumer votes. Both of these Rubbermaid storage sheds are made from high-density polyethylene, so they won't chip, crack or peel.
Suncast Vertical Tool Sheds
The Suncast sheds that are listed on Amazon are actually from Target, so there aren't any consumer ratings listed. If you go to epinions, they have a bunch of Suncast sheds listed too, but only one of them has a consumer rating, and that only has 1 person's vote to go by. Ace Hardware had 12 Suncast sheds, and of their two vertical sheds, the Suncast Vertical Storage Shed (GS4000BA) had a consumer rating of 3.5 stars, with the worst rating coming from a guy who said his shed disassembled in a strong wind and was hard to put together... If you take those two pieces of information together, it looks like he didn't put it together very well and then it blew away....
From the shed research I've done, either one of these vertical sheds is going to work just fine, and the new prices aren't very expensive, with the smaller vertical sheds coming in under $140.00 and the larger ones costing around $450.00. So, with those kinds of new prices, you should be able to get them used for $35 to $125.00 on eBay, your local paper, or Craig's list.