From looks to functionality, maintenance can go a long way towards extending the life of your Australian garden shed. When it comes time for your 3,6, or 12-month shed check-up, keep the following maintenance tasks in mind.
Paint or Power Wash Exterior
The Australian environment can do a number on the exterior of a shed. While metal sheds are incredibly sturdy and great at resisting heat (from the sun or from wildfires), weathering can still stop your garden shed from looking its best. You’re likely to see caked-on dirt and other wear from all the heat, rain, dirt, and debris that will inevitably weather the outside throughout the year.
To prevent mildew accumulation, weathering damage, and to keep your shed looking good, consider a light power washing. This high-powered hose can take off months or even years of accumulation in just a few minutes, keeping it looking fresh no matter how old the shed is.
Patch Holes and Leaks
The last thing you want is a leaky roof or holes in your shed that let in dirt or rain that damages your equipment. Your small garden shed should be protected from outdoor weather conditions at all times, which means regular inspections of the exterior walls and roof to ensure there are no holes. If you do find a hole that doesn’t belong, patching it with weatherproofing can help keep things clean and dry inside.
Fixing any holes or leaks that appear also helps to avoid pest problems, such as bugs making a home in your shed or rodents getting into your storage.
Clean the Floor, Ceiling, and Windows
If you’ve decided to invest in a garden shed with plenty of natural light, be sure to keep them clean so you can continue to enjoy the sunlight. Don’t forget to clean the inside as well as the outside of skylights (if possible) and windows, as interior dust and dirt can accumulate as well.
It’s also never a bad idea to clean the floor regularly, especially if you live in an area with heavy dirt that can blow around to get inside or if you store machinery inside that can leak to stain the foundation.
Invest in Custom Garden Sheds in Newcastle
If you’re looking to upgrade an old shed or install a new garden shed in Newcastle and want to minimize the maintenance required, Col Western has you covered.
Australia can pose some unforgiving outdoor conditions, with weathering causing damage to all kinds of structures. This includes your garden shed, which protects your valuables from damage or theft while adding an attractive feature to your property.
However, if your shed isn’t well maintained, you can run the risk of dirt, pests, and rain getting inside. To avoid potentially costly and inconvenient damage to your property, it’s important to perform maintenance regularly so you can stop problems before they get worse. Plus, who doesn’t want their garden shed in Newcastle to shine?
Made in Australia with high-quality materials, these customizable garden sheds are built to stand up to the Australian environment. After you choose a style and features that work for you, the prefab structures can be installed manually or by a team of professionals that will ensure it is sealed and safe from weather to keep your valuables safe.