What are the Benefits of Shed Insulation?
- It’s inexpensive in many cases while offering a high level of efficiency. This isn’t something that requires you to break the bank and in the long run, can save you hundreds of pounds in additional heating bills.
- This is a more environmentally friendly option, especially if combining your insulation with solar panels on your roof.
- Insulated sheds tend to have a longer lifespan than their non-insulated counterpart. This is because humidity, moisture and sudden changes in temperature can damage a shed’s structural integrity over time and lead to rotting of wood and the development of mould.
Five Things to Consider Before Insulating Your Shed
- Not all sheds are designed to be insulated. Though metal and plastic sheds are not designed for insulation, the majority of wooden garden sheds can be insulated.
- Your shed will need a thorough inspection to make sure it is both dry and waterproof. If any part of your shed is leaking, then mould and decay will inevitably occur, defeating the point of shed insulation. You should look closely at gaps in the cladding, the corners of your shed and the overlaps of both your roofing and flooring. If there are any gaps in the cladding then first seal them with a sealant which is both weatherproof and resistant to moisture.
- Make sure your window and door frames are fully secured. Again, if cold air is finding its way in through your windows or doors then any insulation won’t properly work.
- If you plan to separately add any electrics or plumbing then this should be done first.
- Insulating a shed isn’t a quick task. This is dependent on the level of experience you have in this and similar projects, but you can expect insulating a shed to take up the majority of a weekend. Depending on the size of your shed, it may take a professional a half or full day.