British weather takes its toll on our sheds all year round. From heavy rains and battering winds, to hot sun bleaching your wood, your shed requires regular maintenance to help protect it from the harsh elements.
Ensuring that your shed is protected from the elements starts on the day that your shed is erected. Whether this be in the middle of summer, or the heart of the wet season. Ensure that you treat your new shed with the appropriate timber treatment, on the day that your shed arrives, giving it immediate protection.
If you choose to paint your shed, opt for a reliable brand that offers weather protection, including water resistance.
To increase the lifespan of your shed, you will need to regularly repeat any treatment that you have used. Many treatments will have a guideline of how often this will need to be repeated, many are a standard of every year.
When we supply and/or fit your shed we always ensure that we use the best felt on the roof of your shed. When fitted by professionals, this felt should last many years, despite being open to all the elements. However, a number of factors can impact the lifespan of your felt, including wildlife. This means that regular checks to your roof can identify any small nicks and damage. When identified early, you can either choose to use a repair kit, or to replace the felt if there are multiple.
Felt on the roof of your shed will help to protect the wood underneath from the elements, helping to ensure the interior of your shed stays nice and dry.
To be considered before you erect your shed, the ground that it sits on plays an important role in its lifespan. Ensuring that your shed is built on a solid foundation, that is level and flat can help to reduce the risk of your shed leaning, which can strain the wood, or sitting in a pool of water for elongated periods.
After bad weather, it is always important to ensure that there have been no changes to the foundations and that the base of your shed is not submerged underwater.
Where your shed is already erected, and you find that it is now either leaning, or the base sits in rainwater for periods of time, it may either be time to replace your shed, or move your shed to a better and more stable location.