Preparing A Garden Shed For Winter.
Winter comes and it is time to put the hoe and spade away until springtime. Yet as you set them down in their respective places in the garden shed, you may want to take some time to think about what wooden garden sheds need to survive the winter too. The ideal time to prepare the shed is in the autumn before the winter wetness and doing so will ensure it lasts the winter in pristine condition. To minimise damage ensure that the shed is secure against rain, snow, and intruders and you will be glad you did come spring.
A good oil-based paint will keep the rain or snow from damaging the wood in Bespoke sheds and wooden workshops. It repels water, especially when it has been painted on during a dry spell and allowed to soak into the wood. If the shed has never been painted before, it is very important to paint it before the rain has a chance to soak in and damage the wood. If your shed has been painted but the paint is peeling, then you should give it a fresh coat. Plus, your shed will look much nicer for all of your neighbours once it has been spruced up with new colours.
Small intruders are always looking for warm places to spend the winter. Your nice warm shed might look like a tempting home for that little field mouse or other animal. If there is any rotten board or small hole they can squeeze right into wooden garden sheds and surprise you with their family when you go in for your spring
cleaning. Make sure you patch up any holes, replace rotten boards, and make the entire structure sturdy before winter. Do not forget the roof as a leaky roof could damage your tools or bicycles over the long winter months.
Nor should you forget the larger, two-legged intruders. Thieves often take advantage of unlocked garden sheds during the winter because they know most people do not check them as often. So be sure to buy a lock and keep your belongings safe. It is a simple precaution which can save a lot of trouble later on.
Now that you have painted your shed with a waterproof oil paint, patched up the holes to keep out the mice and locked out the thieves, you can leave your garden equipment for the next spring thaw.
Matt Fellows works at Beast Sheds, He’s had a lot of experience in manufacturing high quality tanalised & standard wooden sheds. He offers advice and tips from Sheds, DIY, Home Improvements