A steel shed may be a small fixture or addition to your home, but, despite its size, it can be very useful when you have a lot items in your home. Like every part of your property, a steel shed requires upkeep. Otherwise, it can be damaged and rendered useless earlier than expected. Thankfully, there are ways you can prevent this and make your steel shed last longer.
In this post, Metal Warehouse Inc., the number one provider of services for steel buildings, discusses the four ways you can prolong your steel shed’s lifespan.
Regular Repair and Maintenance – This is one of the most important and rather obvious ways of maintaining your shed’s condition. While steel sheds are durable, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to damage as they can dent and rust. Once you see these problems, it’s time to start conducting repairs. While you’re at it, you can also clean any areas with peeling paint or rust before applying a coat of sealant and rust neutralizer.
Location – The shed’s location can be integral in keeping it in good condition. Place it in an area where it will be exposed to the elements on a regular basis, and your metal shed won’t last as long as it should. Choose an area where it can be protected, such as your garage or under a tree, so it’s at least protected from the sun. You can even place it under a carport so long as you take care not to back up into it.
Waterproofing – Sometimes, rust neutralizers may not be enough for your metal shed so you might want to apply waterproofing compounds as well. This ensures that moisture doesn’t enter through the roof and into your shed. While manufacturers coat their sheds with weatherproof coating, you can reinforce the present compound three to four months after installation if you choose.
Clean the Interior – While cleaning the shed’s exterior is an important step, don’t disregard cleaning and repairing its interior as well. If you’re storing any chemicals or tools in your steel shed, seal them properly to avoid any spills and contaminants that can damage the structure. Clean the tools as well to prevent dust and mud buildup.