Regardless of what you use your garden shed for, be it storage or as a separate room, it is imperative that you ensure your shed is kept in good condition; one of the best ways to do this is to maintain your shed roof as best you possibly can. Maintaining the roof of your shed will keep everything that you are storing inside safe, dry, and will make sure that the structure runs smoothly all-year-round. We are going to let you in on a few industry-insider tips on how to properly maintain your shed roof in this helpful blog post.
Examine From The Ground
Before you get on-top and have an up-close look at the roof, you should first examine it by the ground. This allows you to look for dents, holes, or separation that has occurred between the pieces of wood and material.
Check For Leaks
If you have a leak in your roof, it can cause serious problems for you; just because you cannot see any holes in the roof from the outside, it does not mean that there cannot be any hidden damages inside of the shed. You should look out for pooling water on the floor, and wet spots on the interior of your shed roof. You should also keep a lookout for discoloured wood on your shed too, and see if any of the items kept inside of your shed are damp.
Check Roof After Bad Weather
It is no secret that the UK has some seriously bad weather and, as much as we want to keep our shed looking amazing, they can still be damaged when severe weather hits. If you have recently experienced a large amount of snow, or strong winds, make sure to check and monitor your roof for anything out of the ordinary. There are a few main things to look out for when you are checking your roof after bad weather, including:
- Bent, punctured, or rusted ‘flashing’. Flashing is the metal part of the roof that covers the seam and the surrounding areas of two connected roof parts.
- Sealant that has been cracked
- Signs of any animals, such as nests, or small holes
- Signs of insects such as termites
- Warped, missing, broken, or curled shingles
Keep An Eye Out For Rust
If you have a metal-type shed roof, you need to make sure that there is no exposed metal if you want to prevent rust from occurring. If you do spot any rust, it could be in your best interest to call a specialist to resolve the issue for you.
A Wide Range Of Sheds
At Midlands Sheds and Summerhouses, we offer a wide range of garden sheds throughout the UK, ideal for anyone who is looking to add a little bit of elegance to their home. You can speak to a member of our team on 01384263192 if you would like to know more about the summerhouses and garden sheds that we offer.