A new storage shed purchased to replace a faulty or old shed will eliminate hassle in your life.
But how do you know when it’s time to say goodbye to your current setup to get something new? Consider these tell-tale signs.
1. You Need More Space
When you walk into your shed and look around, what do you see? Is it overcrowded and cluttered? Are shelves caving under the weight of tools, garden supplies and storage boxes? Are stored-away Christmas boxes now lining the closets inside your home because there’s no room in the shed?
If you’ve already cleaned the shed out once or twice in the past year and donated or sold unneeded items but you’re still struggling for space, it could be time for an upgrade. A bigger shed will provide more space for storing your things without feeling claustrophobic. It will eliminate the need for you to store items inside your home, too.
2. If You’re Dealing with Rotting Wood & Foundation Problems
Rotting wood and foundational issues are serious and should be addressed. Often, these problems lead shed owners to purchase something new.
How can you spot rotting wood? If your shed is rotting, the boards will become discolored, taking on a green hue. The boards will start shrinking. They’ll likely smell of mildew, even if it hasn’t rained recently. If more than a handful of boards are causing concern, contact a professional and consider purchasing a new structure.
Foundational issues are typically easy to spot, even from a distance. If your shed’s foundation is experiencing problems, it will lean toward one side. Over time the tilt will increase. If this happens, the situation is likely to be very dangerous — the shed could collapse. Unsecure foundations mean a shed isn’t accessible.
3. Is It Damaged or Leaking?
Has a storm destroyed the roof or a wall, and you’re tired of makeshift fixes that still end with trouble? Every time the weather changes, does your shed fill with water, snow, dead leaves and debris?
If so, maintenance sounds like a major headache, and it’s a responsibility you shouldn’t expect yourself to deal with indefinitely.
A new shed means less unnecessary work for you. Plus, your possessions will be safe from the elements.
4. When Insect Infestations Create Problems
Insect infestations cause a lot of damage. Carpenter ants, boring beetles and termites are some creatures that infest sheds. If damage is too bad and the wood becomes unsalvageable, chances are you need a new shed.
5. It’s Outdated and You’re Ready for a New Storage Shed
As trends go with houses, cars and fashion, your tastes may have changed and you want a different look, even if your old shed didn’t have any major problems.
So, if you’re ready for your new storage shed, call the team at Cabanon Fortin today!