You invested your money in your garden shed. You have spent your time taking care of it, loving it and keeping it at its current level.
You obviously want to get the most for your money and time so make sure you take note of these trivial yet valuable features that you may overlook while maintaining your garden shed.
One of these features is insulation, that every garden shed needs. Insulation is the process of insulating or protecting your garden shed by either installing additional materials and equipment or repairing the old materials and equipment.
We have enlisted below a few ways in which you can insulate your garden shed. These steps will surely increase the life and quality of your garden shed.
Repair what’s broken
Yes! First things first, you need to repair or replace anything inside your garden shed that is broken or even cracked.
A cracked window or a broken wooden plank easily lets snow during winter, water during rainfall and the breeze during summer into your garden shed.
All this water content generates moisture inside your shed and will eventually damage it. So you need to repair them as soon as possible.
Seal the Gaps
Sometimes the wood your garden shed is made out of moves due to the changing climate this can create gaps between roof, siding, window area or door.
There are a variety of caulks and spray foams available. These help in sealing your garden sheds cracks perfectly preventing exposure into your garden shed.
Look for Water Leakage
A good way of insulating your garden shed is to look for any water leakages. You can do so during a rainfall or you can spray a garden hose to check if any water leaks in.
To solve the leakage problem, you can install a good drainage system or use metal or fiberglass roofing. If the water seeps in through the door then you can replace your regular door with a weatherproof one.
Choose the right additional Insulation
When choosing additional insulation for your garden shed, you should take extra care in taking the measurement and deciding the type of material.
Wool insulation or fiberglass insulation can be installed in order to bear high temperatures. Foam and polystyrene insulation is also available.
You need to take extra precaution while measuring the size of the studs as the insulation needs to fit in the studs properly.
Precision is required for Insulation Installation
If insulation is not installed with precision then it could not be as effective as you would have hoped. We recommend you hire a professional for fitting foam insulation.
You might want to visit a home improvement store where you can take the measurements of your garden shed and ask for the accessories most suitable according to your needs.
You should know when to use glue or staple. Use staple in case of a foil sheet; use glue if your insulation is made out of polystyrene.
We advise you to insulate walls as well as the roof or inner ceiling of your garden shed.
Finally, in case you are worried about the looks of the interior, then you can add dry walls to your garden shed to hide the insulation.