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What can you do to ensure your steel shed is kept pristine in the Winter months? So, the Summer months have come and gone. All of the items that are currently sitting in your steel shed consist of bikes, barbecues, garden furniture, tools and that old lawn mower that you just can’t seem to get …

How to maintain your steel shed in Winter

What can you do to ensure your steel shed is kept pristine in the Winter months?

So, the Summer months have come and gone. All of the items that are currently sitting in your steel shed consist of bikes, barbecues, garden furniture, tools and that old lawn mower that you just can’t seem to get rid of. A garden steel shed is perfect for winter, in more ways than one. Follow this blog to find out just how you can care and maintain your steel shed this Winter.

You should consider adding an anchor kit to your steel shed this Winter
You should consider adding an anchor kit to your steel shed this Winter

Protecting your steel shed in the cold weather

As snowfall increases, the ever rising issue of snow affecting steel sheds becomes a more difficult task to manage. It’s possible to buy a snow brace kit in preparation for winter, something that’s fixed on the inside of your steel shed, adding strength to the structure. When experiencing intense snowfall, your shed should be more adapted to deal with the larger amounts of weather conditions. The biggest threat that snow holds is actually when it turns into ice; adding weight to your shed and increasing the pressure on the structure.

Having a steel base in your shed…

If you decide to construct a steel shed in your garden, it’s a good idea to build a proper base to your shed as they don’t usually come with a floor. A number of people would recommend building concrete bases for your steel shed, as this allows the shed to be placed on the material without the threat of water damage. Yet, in the winter months, it may not be the best idea to use a concrete base as this can crack due to the weathering effects, causing erosion of the concrete through small cracks.

A good way to work around this is by placing a plastic sheet underneath the layer of concrete when you construct your base, as this will increase both the durability and reliability offered by the base. Having the plastic sheet will prevent any water from cracking the concrete, therefore increasing the life expectancy of your sheds’ base.

Secure your steel shed via an anchor kit

An anchor kit is a common accessory that’s sold alongside a steel shed, mostly because they’re a simple way of securing your steel shed to your concrete base. If you add an anchor kit to your structure, you can increase the durability and stability of your steel shed, offering the longevity of a healthy, steel shed.

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