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September 26, 2023

Shed Maintenance: How to Make Your Shed Last

Maintaining your shed over time is crucial to ensure its longevity. Here are some tips on how to maintain your shed. Most of them are small thing that play a big part in making sure that your shed is in good condition for a long time.

Regular cleaning:

Dirt, debris, and other elements can build up on your shed over time, so it's important to clean it regularly. Dirt and debris hold moister that should dry as quick as possible. Use a broom, mop, or power washer to remove any debris or dirt buildup.

Check for damage:

Regularly inspect your shed for any signs of damage, such as cracks or holes in the walls or roof. Repair any damage as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration.

Paint or stain:

Applying a coat of paint or stain every few years can help protect your shed from weather damage and extend its lifespan. We paint our sheds with a 15yr paint from Sherwin Williams but it is always a good idea to repaint sooner if necessary. Re-caulking is also very important to make sure all seems are nice and sealed before you paint.

Trim nearby foliage:

Trim any trees or bushes near your shed to prevent branches from falling on it and causing damage, and also dead leaves can make your roof deteriorate quicker.

Proper ventilation:

Proper ventilation is important to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to mold and rot. Make sure there is enough ventilation in your shed, and consider adding vents if necessary. This is crucial on buildings that remain closed and don't have an air conditioner system.

Pest control:

Regularly inspect your shed for signs of pests such as rodents, termites, or ants. Use pest control methods such as traps or sprays to keep them at bay. We all know that they can cause a lot of damage.

Maintain the roof:

The roof is one of the most important parts of your shed. Regularly check for leaks or damage, and repair any issues as soon as possible to prevent water damage.

By following these tips, you can help maintain your shed and extend its lifespan, ensuring that it remains a functional and attractive addition to your property for years to come. If you bought your shed from Eagle Ridge Barn Builders you will might still have a workmanship warranty on your shed in case anything goes wrong with it.