Winter shed care. For many people their shed is an extension of their home, especially now that sheds are often used for so much more than simple storage solutions. It makes sense, then, to prepare your shed for the impending winter weather, just as you would prepare your house.
Richard Frost, CEO of the Posh Shed Company, offers his top tips to ensure that your shed stands the test of time, and survives whatever weather winter decides to throw at it.
Firstly, ensure that the air gap is maintained under the base and around all sides; check on an annual basis to make sure that there is not a build-up of debris growing around it. Open doors and windows whenever possible to keep an airflow going. If do you notice any small mould growths appearing on the inside of your shed, wipe down with a diluted bleach solution as soon as you can to prevent it from spreading. Also, a quick squirt of oil in the lock will mean that you won’t be struggling with a rusty lock when spring comes around.
If you notice the snow piling up on the roof of your shed, take a few minutes to clear it off with a broom or rake. Snow and ice can weigh down the roof of a shed causing problems over time. Remember, do some winter maintenance to avoid unpleasant surprises in the spring.
Richard Frost, commented: “It is important that sheds are given a bit of TLC as winter arrives. All of our sheds are built to last but, being a wooden product in an English climate, there will be a little maintenance needed to ensure that your product remains in tip top condition. Provided this is the case, we would expect your shed to last for many, many years.”
The Posh Shed Company only use high quality materials and each stage of their shed design, build and finishing process is carried out by skilled craftsmen in its Herefordshire workshops. The paint that is used contains a wood preservative, which should only need repainting every 2-4 years.
Posh Sheds guarantee against structural and design defect for two years, timber that is tanalised is guaranteed against rot and insect attack for 10 years, and if Polycarbonate glazing sheet has been used, it is guaranteed unbreakable for the life of the product.
For more information about the Posh Shed Company, and how its sheds can stand the test of time, please visit www.theposhshedcompany.co.uk or call 01544 387101