How to Upgrade Your Old Garden Shed
It doesn’t take long for a garden shed to fall into wreck and ruin, and leaving it untouched for just a year or two could see it easily taken over by the elements. Damage from wind and precipitation, warped timber from the temperature as well as moss and mold from moisture leaks are all very real risks which you run if you fail to look after the shed. All is not lost, and garden sheds can easily be brought back to their former glory with a little bit of love. Here are some ways that you can bring your garden shed back from the brink.
The first thing that you should be doing is assessing the damage, and this involves going around the shed with a fine tooth comb. The first thing you want to do is fix any clear damage such as holes, and spray a good quality weedkiller on any moss which has grown on the shed surface. Leave this weedkiller a couple of days until the moss turns brown, and reapply if this doesn’t happen.
Sand, Seal and Paint
A new paint job will work wonders for any shed that has shown signs of struggle, but there are a couple of extra tasks to complete first. Bear in mind that this is the same approach for custom sheds and standard garden sheds. Firstly, you need to gently sand down the surface of the timber of the shed, this will remove the imperfections and give you a new layer of timber to play with. Once you have sanded the timber, be sure to add a sealant which will protect it from the elements and strengthen the timber too. Once you have allowed the seal to dry for a couple of days, you can then paint the shed whichever color you please.
If you have broken windows or windows with cracked seals and which have severely discolored over the years, the best option is to just replace them. With all the will in the world you will not be able to get the windows looking anything like brand new, which is why replacements make for a better option. With a paint job and brand new windows, your shed is already going to look close to brand new and new window panes really won’t break the bank.
Changing the Roofing
The reason why so many love Colorbond sheds is that even if they are left for a long time, they will not rust or become damaged. If however you do not have a Colorbond roof, you will need to give it a makeover to bring it back to its former glory. This is going to take a bit of work, but adding a new membrane is relatively easy and requires more time than it does effort or knowledge. Once you have a new membrane roof, you will then be able to use your new shed, safe in the knowledge that nothing from the outside is going to be getting in.
When you have finished giving your shed a makeover, be sure to give it regular maintenance to avoid any further damage.