One of the most common problems observed based on the garden shed is the presence of excessive moisture within the garden shed. Here’s how to keep your garden shed moisture free.
Garden sheds are indisputably convenient structures that can serve a host of purposes based on what need arises foremost within the homestead.
Despite their numerous uses, garden sheds are still, by and large, ‘delicate’ structures.
While their construction may be sturdy, with the use of robust materials, they do not always have detailed implemented measures that would prevent the effects of exposure to the elements from taking their toll.
Having an excess of moisture build-up within your shed can result in the accelerated or induced damage to the items that are stored within.
To prevent this, you must take into consideration the variety of methods available to keep moisture out of the garden shed.
Some of the more common methods include:
Select an appropriate foundation.
The material used to construct this foundation can be a barrier to moisture access within the structure.
These materials include concrete, plastic, and even patio stone.
Ensure adequate venting.
The garden shed should not be completely enclosed.
Having windows or vents on the structure can help to ensure that there is a constant flow of air that will lessen the likelihood of moisture accumulation.
Certify that sealing is adequate.
Perhaps this is the most crucial option.
Moisture can seep into your garden shed through any number of poorly sealed nooks and crannies.
It is essential to double-check that all spaces with potential exposure to the outside are correctly sealed.
This is especially true for window casements and door frames.
Joints in the structure framing are also notorious problem areas as small holes or spaces may be left unsealed, thus giving way to spots for the formation of moisture which can spread inward.
Make use of desiccants.
Desiccants are materials that absorb moisture from the surrounding air.
There is a large variety of desiccants available for use that can be applied in the elimination of moisture from the interior of your garden shed.
Some examples include charcoal briquettes and various commercially produced chemicals.
Kitty litter is also a very effective desiccant and can be used in a pinch if no other options are available.
A neat shed is easier to ventilate than one that is cluttered and full.
Make every effort to store your things on shelving that is arranged around the shed with sufficient space.
This will allow the air to circulate freely, thus eliminating conditions that are ideal for the formation of moisture.
Maintain the surroundings.
The corner in which you place your garden shed should be well maintained.
If you have a large garden with plants everywhere, be careful to take note of the material used to make your garden shed.
Plants retain moisture which could impact the integrity of the garden shed over time.
Metal structures may rust, while wooden ones begin to buckle and rot.
Effective moisture elimination from your garden shed should start right from the building process.
Your contractor should be able to construct a reliable and sturdy garden shed that will serve you long after it is first put in.
If you would like to add a garden shed to your home, do not hesitate to seek only the best contractor available.