Wooden sheds must be maintained to ensure a long lifespan and keep them looking their best. Usually, minimal and regular maintenance can protect you and your structure from damage or a costly replacement. The first step to a long-lasting shed is making sure the structure is well built and sheds water easily.
One of the biggest misconceptions about wood is that water is the enemy. Water and wood are actually pretty compatible. It’s prolonged exposure and contact to water that’s the problem. When water is allowed to collect or gets trapped in a structure; mold and mildew come out to play.
Choosing a suitable treatment for your shed is crucial. Sealants, stains, and wood treatments can all protect and prolong the life of your shed. By keeping moisture out; the likelihood of cracks, creaks and warping diminishes. Make sure your shed is in a good location. Position your shed to minimize exposure to the elements and protect it from high winds, rain, snow, etc.
Cleaning and maintaining your shed may seem like a lot of work, but when done frequently you’ll get the most out of your investment. Eventually, there may come a time that your shed is beyond maintenance and replacing damages is too time-consuming or inconvenient. That’s the time to consider purchasing a new shed.