To protect your possessions or gardening belongings, your winter shed has to be protected through weatherproofing, especially when the temperature starts to plummet.
With most outdoor buildings constructed from wood, winter weather conditions can wreak havoc. So be sure to check for termites and leaks, while inspecting for rust and corrosion if you own a metal shed.
You can also look at your shed roof to see if there’s some mould or damp. Check for any leaks on your shed’s roof. If overlooked, holes could let water drip inside your shed, which can potentially cause damage to your belongings within. The flooring and windows have to be well-sealed and free from leaks to protect belongings from condensation and prevent water from getting in.
Lastly, your garden building needs proper insulation.
2. A Lick of Paint
To guarantee that your garden building will be protected against the cold weather, give the building some TLC with a lick of paint. All you have to do is apply a fresh coat of outdoor paint.
Not only will this keep your garden building well protected from the adverse weather ahead, but it will also add heaps of seasonal style to the overall look of your garden building.
In addition, painting your shed will protect the garden building from water penetration and infestations of pests and bugs.
3. Make Maintenance a Priority
To ensure your garden shed remains looking good for as long as possible – particularly during the wintertime – thorough care is a must. If your garden building is unfurnished, it’s crucial to apply a wood treatment right away, unless it’s already made from cedar or pressure treated timber.
When it comes to treating your shed, regular maintenance (at least once a year) is crucial. This will help to prolong the life of your shed, as well as keep your items safely stored inside.
If you don’t have enough time and resources to treat your wooden shed, then the majority of our wooden sheds come with the offer of pressure treatment.
- Pressure-Treatment – This involves blasting wood with protective treatment before the timber is stacked and left to dry. This process not only offers maximum weather-resistance, but also provides longer-lasting protection than the dip-treating alternative.