Each Cosy Shed we create is made with great care and attention. The materials that we use are chosen to create a high quality garden building that will stand the test of time.
However, the varied UK weather patterns do inevitably take their toll on all perishable timber garden buildings and common problems can often include;
Swelling and shrinkage of timber.
Discoloration of paint.
Seizing up handles, hinges and locks.
To combat these issues we recommend you follow the steps below;
Keep the the roof structure clear of trees and ensure any debris like twigs and leaves do not come to rest on the roof or within guttering.
Re-apply paint/preserver every 1-2 years. Lighter pastel colours can often look weathered more quickly so touch up accordingly.
Remove any fallen leaves or debris away from the base and sides of the shed. This will enable air flow under and around the base of the building which will help prevent the build up of damp, especially during winter months.
Apply oil or WD40 in and around locks, hinges and handles. This will prevent them seizing up when the shed isn't in regular use.
If your shed is in a sheltered and shaded location then make sure the shed is 'aired' regularly especially during the winter months. Open the windows or door during dry weather. This will help to prevent the build up of moisture within the shed which can then lead to condensation/mildew and mould spots. This moisture is often a result of damp tools/bikes etc. and high humidity levels during winter and early spring. If you do encounter mould then wipe of with a bleached cloth as soon as possible and continue to air the shed. To prevent re-occurrence consider installing air vents.
If you do encounter any issues then please contact us immediately and we shall always try resolve your problem.