Shed Maintenance Tips

Proper shed maintenance is key to making sure you get the most life out of your shed. Bookmark this post and revisit at least once a year!

Check for damage

A 15-minute walk through could save you a lot of headache in the future. Look for things like cracks, mold, dents, breaks, and holes. Be sure to check the roof for any missing shingles, damage, or collected debris.

Clear overgrown vegetation

Pressure treated runners and blocks elevate your shed to allow for important circulation under the building. If this airflow is blocked, it can cause problems such as mold, or water damage – so at least once a year, make sure the space underneath your shed is cleared away.

Don't let sprinklers or irrigation spray your shed

Water damage can occur when sprinklers repeatedly spray the exterior of the shed. It may be necessary to reroute or cap sprinkler and irrigation systems to avoid water damage caused by repeated exposure.

Check to make sure your shed is level

Over time, sheds might settle, and become out of level, especially if it was built on grass or an area with softer ground. When this happens, the structural integrity of the shed can be compromised. Issues such as twisting and doors coming out of alignment may arise. Yearly checks and adjustments will help prevent this from happening.

Wash and repaint the exterior

Washing and repainting your shed every few years will greatly increase your shed’s lifespan, and keep it looking bright, and clean.

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