Wooden garden sheds are a great way to store your garden accessories and other extra stuff. You can organize the extra stuff in your home in your garden shed, as a good way to declutter your house from the extra stuff. Since your garden shed stores a lot of your stuff and expensive garden accessories, it’s important that you take good care of it.
As weather conditions get colder and wetter, your wooden garden shed becomes more susceptible to leaks. Hence, you need to take care of your garden shed and try to prevent leaks from occurring. Even a single leak can destroy all the stuff you have stored in your garden shed. In this blog post, we will explain some tips that will help you to maintain your shed and prevent it from leaks.
Check The Roof Regularly
Most leaks occur on the roof of the garden shed. Anything from tree branches to bad weather can tear the felt of the roof and damage your sheds roof tiles. Therefore, you need to check the roof of your garden shed regularly to make sure that there are no holes, rips in the felts, or loose tiles. When inspecting the roof if you notice any damage make sure to repair it as soon as possible. You can replace the loose tiles and patch up the tear to avoid any further damage. If you fail to repair the damages on your shed in time then they will result in your shed not being as watertight as it should be and cause leaks.
Inspect The Timber For Cracks And Holes
The timber of your garden shed is most prone to leaks. Therefore, it is important that you inspect the exterior and interior of your shed very closely and carefully. You should inspect your shed weekly as a part of your routine, this way you will be able to identify any damage and will be able to solve the problem in time. It can be very difficult to detect small holes and cracks. The best way to look for them is by looking for discoloration in the wood from the water, this will then lead you to the crack. Once you find the hole make sure that you patch it up as soon as possible by using a wood filler.
Replace It If You Have Had It For Too Long
Normally a shed made out of wood has a lifespan of around five to ten years, depending on how well you maintain it. By taking care of your wooden garden shed you can increase its lifespan, but there comes a time when it is best to just replace the shed. If you have had your wooden shed for a long time and you start noticing cracks, holes, and discoloration on the timber then it is a sign that you need to replace your wooden garden shed. The cracks and holes will cause leaks in the shed and the only way to prevent the content of the shed from getting ruined is by replacing your shed.
Seal The Windows
If the windows of your shed are not sealed properly then water will enter. So, you should seal your windows properly in order to make them watertight. You can use different sealants to seal your windows properly. You should also carry out regular inspection of the windows to check for any improper sealing and to ensure that the sealant is watertight. This way you will be able to detect the problem timely and will be able to avoid future problems.
About Stahl Strutures
Stahl Strutures offers a wide range of portable storage options to its clients in Alberta. These premium storage options include modular buildings, cabins, storage sheds, garden sheds, portable workshops, offices, and more. We at Stahl Strutures can design garages and sheds that allow for additional storage, loft space, double-wide, extended, or install storage cabinets to make it not only a great location for vehicles and equipment but also for your activities. If you have any further queries about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us.