With winter almost upon us, it’s a good time to start thinking about your garden storage. Items that you may have left outside during the warmer months won’t fare so well with the colder weather quickly approaching.
If you have a wooden garden shed, this may be worn and tired or simply not fit for what can be harsh British winters. In the recent weeks we have seen a tremendous amount of rainfall and this is sure to be repeated as we head into the colder months. Wooden sheds are not particularly strong when it comes to dealing with severe weather or heavy amounts of rain fall.
It’s important that you have the best protection against the elements for your garden equipment, bikes, tools and furniture. That is unless you like the idea of opening your shed door to find your stored items have been soaked with rain water.
Protect your wooden shed
There are a few ways in which you can make your wooden shed more water tight, however water proofing a wooden shed isn’t an easy task. A wooden shed will never be perfectly or completely waterproof.
Seal: A wooden shed needs to be sealed from both the inside and the outside. Use a sealant specifically designed for wood and give special attention to the corners of the shed.
Wood treatment: This helps to preserve the wood, it is quick and easy as you just spray the treatment all over the shed and let it dry.
The benefits of a metal shed
A metal shed in generally much more weatherproof and leak resistant than a wooden shed and can withstand severer weather conditions, due to their weight and the material used. If you store expensive and high quality goods in your shed, a metal shed would be a wise investment.
A range of weatherproof steel garden sheds are available from Asgard. Asgard metal sheds are made from galvanised steel, which prevents rust. These sheds are highly secure and do not leak, even in the strongest of weather conditions. Not only are they weatherproof, but also highly secure, providing the best protection for your stored items.