Shed maintenance checklist

Once you have purchased a garden shed regular maintenance is important to maximise the longevity of your garden building.

After speaking to the experts (our GCS leisure buildings timber building installation team) we have devised these top tips.

1. Roof

During the winter months (when you may use your shed less often), it is a good time to check for water ingress as this is when water damage issues can occur. Make sure there is no loose roofing felt or natural materials that have fallen onto your shed roof from high winds or any other extreme weather conditions. 

2. Treatment

Utilise the spring/ summer months to get an annual treatment on your building. Treatment is essential to repel water and a good quality treatment will also protect against harmful UV rays. 

3. Oiling

We recommend oiling locks and hinges before the bad weather arrives. 

4. Windows

If your shed has windows, check the seals and trims for any water marks. We would recommend checking these after short spells of rain. 

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