With winter fast approaching and the weather turning colder, now is the time to prepare your shed for winter.

Humidity and strong winds combined with the cold temperatures and wet weather all play a strong part in causing damage to your shed. These weather conditions also cause timber to swell, putting undue pressure on joints.

Following these few simple steps should help your shed withstand this winter:

Loosen your shed joints

This should be done each autumn to allow your timber shed to swell. Remember you’ll need to tighten the joints back up when the weather starts to warm up in spring.

Visually check your shed roof

If the felt is torn this will allow damp to get into the timber and will weaken your shed. If it needs replacing, come down to one of our stores – a new roll of felt will cost a lot less than a new shed!

Visually check guttering

It will only take a short time to clear out old leaves and rubbish from the gutters. If there are no gutters, it is best to add them so water can run away from the shed’s surface over the winter-time. Guttering can be bought from our St Neots Depot.

Check your windows

If your shed has them, windows need to be checked too; Silicon sealant can be used to prevent water penetrating. We’ve got a special offer on Silicon at our Kempston Depot until the end of October.

Don’t leave things hanging

Avoid hanging items from your shed roof or placing them against shed walls – these will weaken your shed.

Don’t let snow settle on your roof

If snow falls and gathers on your shed roof, clear it off as quickly as possible, using a soft broom. The weight of the snow on your shed roof can be detrimental to its structure.

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