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Signs you need to replace the old timber shed

Perhaps you have one of those old wooden sheds sitting in the backyard, and you are looking at replacing it with a stronger garden shed in Sydney, a metal shed, so you no longer have to deal with looking after a wooden shed.

Signs it’s time to replace that old wooden shed with a solid garden shed.

Your old shed is leaning to one side. We’ve all seen those old wooden sheds with a decided lean to the left or the right. This is unsafe for a start, and as far as storage goes, it isn’t doing those contents much good – rain and anything else can easily find it’s way in. Metal sheds have been designed to withstand the weather and over time won’t start to lean or sag to one side.

Your shed is now a popular spot for rats and mice and anything else. As time passes and the wood deteriorates it’s easily penetrated by rats, mice and other animals looking for a place to call home. It can cost you a lot of time to clean up, and you may find items ruined thanks to chewing. It’s time to protect those items stored in your shed. Animals can’t scratch or chew their way through a metal shed, and, if your shed is well secured to a solid base, you won’t have to worry about rats and mice finding their way inside.

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Your shed is starting to *smell* – if you walk in and smell moisture, and you think twice about going in, what about the items already inside? As time goes on wooden structures can be affected by the elements and will start to warp, rot and crack, which creates areas to let more water in – causing further damage. Apart from smelling lousy moisture can also damage items inside. Metal sheds don’t warp, rot or crack and will stay watertight for a lot longer.

Have termites taken up residence? Termites love wood, and once they have moved in, it can be costly to get them removed. Metal sheds don’t get attacked by termites.

Your shed is multi-coloured – and that’s not good. If you like scraping, power washing AND repainting your shed every few years – fine. Chipping and peeling paint is time-consuming and frustrating. Metal sheds come in a range of colours, and they never need painting. If you do need a spot or scratch touched up, it’s very simple and easy to do.

If you are experiencing ANY of those signs above it may well be time to order a new metal garden shed for your Sydney home, secure your items now, a metal shed gives you a clean, dry and attractive space to store all your gear for years to come.

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