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Plastic sheds are harder to modify, as already pointed out.
Some are probably harder than others, depending on their construction.
You'd have to be very careful with your modifications, as they're less forgiving than wood, so a good skill set would be imperative.

Instead of being able to drive a screw into framing or siding, you may have to use bolts thru the walls....
....making bigger holes not easily repaired if need be and opening the building to water infiltration.

I think longevity, as compared to wood, could be an issue too...they can get brittle and crack, especially considering that you're adding holes to the structure.
I dunno, I just don't care for plastic much...tho I have seen a couple of skillful modifications, whether they held up long term - I don't know. 


ETA:(proud of your paragraphs!)

Those are all very good things to consider and things I hadn't thought of so thank you! We're still not entirely sure if we're doing plastic for sure or not, my dad just told me the other day he also thinks plastic is ugly and that building would be fun and a good father daughter project so we will see. I tend to agree but at the same, you can get a much bigger structure for cheaper. Will need to look into everything more and consider all these points.

And haha thank you!
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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