1. Trim surrounding vegetation.
Keep surrounding grass and vegetation trimmed and way from the edges of the shed. This helps protect the shed’s exterior from staining, moss, and rot. It also helps discourage bugs and rodents if they don’t have an easy home. Plus, trimmed vegetation always looks nice!
2. Allow air flow underneath.
The foundation should have air flow and has been designed to have air movement underneath. This space allows the shed to stay dry and keep moisture levels lower. If you want to keep animals from going underneath, use lattice or wire, not block or solid wood. Solid materials will block the air flow which can potentially cause moisture issues.
3. Don’t mound dirt or mulch.
Piling materials against your storage shed can cause damage or rotting. It will also encourage bugs or other rodents to make your shed their new home. To prevent this, don’t mound dirt, mulch, or yard clippings against the shed.
4. Keep your shed painted.
If you have wooden siding or parts, keeping them painted will help protect them. When paint starts chipping off your shed, it removes some of the protection from rain, wind, and other elements. Having a nicely painted shed will also make your backyard look much neater!
5. Maintain the roof and siding.
When the roof or siding begins to tear, leak, or show wear; have it replaced. If the damage continues, you will soon have water leaks and damage in your shed, which can lead to even bigger issues. Addressing roof and siding issues right away can save a lot of future trouble.
6. Protect the siding.
The siding needs to be protected, so don’t throw balls or other objects at it, and use caution if you are playing active sports close to your shed. If you use a yard trimmer or mower around your shed, avoid contacting the bottom of the shed’s siding and support.
If you are in search of a Quality Amish Built Storage Shed, please contact us at Lancaster County Backyard.