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How to Prep Your Shed for the Fall

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Fall is here, and the cold weather came with it! The fall temperatures come with various challenges, especially for your outdoor spaces. Whether you use your shed for storage, as a workshop, or as a place to escape with a good book, it’s essential to prep it properly for the cold months ahead. Here’s how to get your building ready for the fall…

Insulate Your Shed: If your shed isn’t already insulated, consider adding insulation to the walls, flooring, and roof. Insulation helps retain heat, making your shed more comfortable and preventing temperature extremes that could damage your possessions. There are various types of insulation available, so choose one that suits your budget and needs, but single-cell spray foam is a great option to keep your building cozy and warm.

Elevate Items Off the Ground: Moisture tends to accumulate on the ground during the colder months. To protect items like furniture, cardboard boxes, or fabrics, elevate them off the ground. You can use pallets or shelving systems to create a barrier between your belongings and the floor.

Install Proper Lighting: Days are getting shorter and shorter, and a well-lit shed is not only practical but also safer. Install adequate lighting fixtures, preferably LED lights that are energy-efficient and emit less heat. Proper lighting ensures you can find what you need without fumbling in the dark. Make sure you ask your Pine View dealer about getting an electric package.

Seal Cracks and Gaps: Inspect the shed for any cracks or gaps in the walls, windows, and doors. These openings can let in cold air and pests. Seal them with caulk or weatherstripping to keep your shed warm and critter-free.

Consider a Heating Source: If you plan to spend time in your shed during winter, consider adding a heating source. Options include electric heaters, propane heaters, or even a wood-burning stove if your shed is well-ventilated. Make sure to follow all safety guidelines and never leave heaters unattended.

Your shed is what you make of it. With a few simple additions and some creative thinking, you can brighten it up and make it a more enjoyable and functional space.

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