Keeping Storage Sheds Protected During Winter

Preparing your storage shed for winter can be an arduous and sometimes stressful task, luckily we’re here to show you how to do it in an easy way. 

Clean Up Your Shed

Your shed becomes a storage space for everything from pots to lawnmowers, fertilizer, mulch, garden hoses, and gardening tools and accessories. Before you decide to close your shed for the winter, it’s a good idea to organize it first. Otherwise, critters will claim your shed as home. You can also be spring-ready by cleaning the shed and everything inside it.

Take everything outside to sort out what you need and what has to be thrown away. Broken pots, spare parts, additional materials, and other broken goods that can’t be used or aren’t required should be thrown away. Remove any cobwebs from the floor by sweeping them. Get rid of any insects. 

Check the interior of your shed and repair is needed

After you’ve finished cleaning the floor and walls of the shed, it’s time to inspect the interiors and make any necessary repairs. Examine the floor, ceiling, and walls thoroughly. Use caulk to fill in any gaps or fissures you find. This will keep pests out of your shed over the winter. Look for damage beneath shelves, hooks, and other wall-mounted hangings. If you notice something, fix it right away. Examine the seals around windows and doors with care. Replace any weather-stripping that has cracked or is damaged. Otherwise, the shed will be filled with chilly air and wetness.