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Published on May 15, 2022

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR GARDEN SHED

Some use it for their gardening preparation and for storage of many items whether they are useful or not. Whether you store pool items, gardening tools, sports equipment for your young ones or other items, it is important to take care of the maintenance of your garden shed.

MAINTENANCE OF YOUR GARDEN SHED: PRODUCTS TO USE

It goes without saying that the maintenance of wood will not be the same as vinyl, aluminum or Canexel. It is therefore necessary to take into account the nature of materials that your shed is made of to know what products to use. Certain products are too harsh and they might damage your finishing. General rule, a mild soft soap is sufficient for cleaning and will leave it looking clean and like new. The key is doing it on a regular basis: By cleaning the exterior finishing of your garden shed, you help avoid insects and having mould set in. Keeping your garden shed clean and dry will help to keep it longer, and will avoid having repairs done in the future.

MAINTENANCE OF YOUR GARDEN SHED: THE ROOF AS WELL!

You want to keep your garden shed dry ? It starts with the roof. One of the main causes of humidity in a building comes from bad drainage of rain from the roof. Water (snow or ice) that stays more than 48 hours can cause water infiltration in the roof. To avoid damage, the evacuation of water must be done as fast as possible. Removal of snow on your garden shed roof is not a luxury ! Finally, an inspection of your roof once a year is recommended to ensure your roof stays in good condition.

EACH ITEM HAS ITS PLACE

Maintenance of your wood garden shed or any other materials installed inside needs to be looked at. You have to make sure that the shelves, hooks or any other elements are correctly installed. Again, these verification will save you time and money on repairs. Security advises: Take care of never leaving any sharp items in your garden shed. Carefully put them away out of reach of your children. Another important aspect: Never leave food in your garden shed, this will attract small animals. Also if you have trees close by, make sure that the leaves don’t stay on the roof, this might cause fast deterioration.

A GARDEN SHED WITH NO MAINTENANCE ? IT IS POSSIBLE

You are looking for a garden shed that requires less maintenance ? You can purchase a garden shed with wood that has been treated with autoclave. This signifies that the materials have been previously treated to protect from the harsh exterior and at the same time saves you from some maintenance. The autoclave treatment will make your material more durable plus protecting from insects, mushrooms and mould.

YOUR GARDEN SHED EXPERTS IN MONTREAL

Whether it be from the construction, installation or maintenance of your garden shed, do not hesitate in contacting the experts at Cabanon Fortin. We serve the island of Montreal, Laval, North Shore and the West (Vaudreuil-Soulanges). It will be a pleasure to serve you !

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