Whether the sun is shining or it’s raining cats and dogs, you need a space to store your gardening essentials. The best thing is to store them in a shed but what is the best shed for you? Is it a steel shed? We have listed all the options to make your choice a little easier.
Steel sheds are a brilliant investment for your garden.
The following features listed below offer ways to uses your steel garden shed not just as a general shed but also as a workshop, utility room, and even for making extra room for in your kitchen. Most sheds can be wired and plummed fairly easily, however this should be done by a professional.
We have all been there: you’ve been to a friend’s barbecue and left thinking about their new shed! Now you’re thinking: “Should I get one?” Here is five possible uses for garden sheds to help you decide:
Whether you have recently built your metal shed, or it has been in your back yard for years, it is worthwhile to insulate it.
By insulating your steel shed, you are preventing condensation from building up – something that creates mould and rust. Furthermore, insulating the shed will increase the interior temperature in winter and reduce the temperature during summer, so that that you won’t have to use any electrical heating or cooling equipment.
While it is possible to insulate your shed with reflective insulation or fiberglass, this guide will show you how to insulate your space using foam board. The material is flexible, and can seal all cavities and spaces within the structure’s walls.
While steel sheds are incredibly durable, they may not be classed as energy efficient.
The roof on a metal shed will absorb the heat from the sun, in turn, causing the shed’s interior to heat up. Waterproofing a metal shed lowers the surface temperature of the roof and reduces the cooling costs.
If you fail to waterproof any metal roof, moisture will be allowed to seep under the roof and cause internal corrosion. Waterproof a metal roof a few months after installing the roof to protect it and reduce energy costs.
When you are looking to buy a shed, there are many material options you will come across. Most likely to be wood, metal or steel. Each will have their attributes but why is a steel shed a good option for the long term?
There are a number of benefits of having a steel shed as opposed to having a wooden one.
One of the main benefits is the low maintenance, however, a big concern is the amount of condensation that builds up in metal sheds. There are a few simple steps that can help you keep condensation from becoming a major problem for your metal shed.
Mildew will produce a green discolouration on surfaces that are often exposed to water and liquids. Something unavoidable in Britain.
Mildew is commonly seen on exteriors including roofs and shed sidings. It is a natural, and common, occurrence, but it is unsightly and can often rub off onto your clothing if you happen to brush past a surface covered in mildew.
In saying this, mildew can easily be removed from steel sheds, siding and roofs.
When looking for a shed for your garden or allotment, you are going to be on the look at for the best value for your money.
With the following techniques, we are showing you how to find the best shed for its use!
Choosing a Metal Shed
Metal sheds are will not rot or burn down in comparison to their counterparts of wooden sheds. They can also be painted in a variety of colours which can be suited to a garden colour scheme or just general preference.
Steel sheds have many benefits; they are incredibly sturdy and robust, offer safety and high security and much more.
Choosing the right size
We recommend if you have enough room, to purchase a shed that is 6ft x 8ft which will allow the installation of a work bench along the one side.
When seeking a shed for a confined area, be sure to take the exact dimensions of this area to your shed supplierso that can assist you with a shed that is suitable.
Choosing the sturdiness of the shed
A poorly-manufactured shed is likely of sag and develop distorted sides and possibly a door that won’t shut properly.
A tip for checking sturdiness is by pushing against the middle panels of each of the walls inside your shed and feel a resistance.
Choosing the weatherproofed shed
If a shed is lacking a weather bar (strip of wood) placed over the top of a door and at the bottom of the door, there are likely to be leaks. Weather bars deflect the water from seeping into your shed.
Windows are prone to rot towards their bottom unless they have sloping sills with a drip groove. A drip groove has a cut beneatht he sill to allow water to drip to the ground.
Avoid choosing a shed that has many gaps – letting light in means they are more likely to let rain in.
Lifelong Steel Sheds have a variety of metal sheds available that can be tailored for your needs.
If you are considering buying a metal shed and you are seeking advice, you’ve come to the right place!
A high-quality metal garden shed holds many beneficial qualities compared to traditional wooden garden sheds. Steel sheds are secure storage products and some offer additional security features such as drill-resistant locks and multi-point locking systems.
Steel sheds are commonly used in places of education including schools, colleges, and sports clubs in order to store costly equipment.
In order to withstand the British climate, a well-made shed can have a couple of methods applied in order to protect the steel underneath. Hot dipped galvanised steel is able to withstand even the toughest conditions for years on end. However, steel that has received and electroplated coat is likely to lead to corrosion of the steel that is underneath.
Lifelong Steel Sheds provide you with high quality steel garden sheds for a number of uses!