Getting Your Storage Shed Ready for Winter

A Goodly Heritage

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Getting Your Storage Shed Ready for Winter

Your storage shed serves as an important part of your home, providing extra storage space for all of your outdoor gear, tools, and equipment. But just like any other part of your home, your storage shed needs to be properly prepared for winter weather in order to avoid any damage from the cold or moisture. Here are a few tips to help you get your storage shed from Heritage Building Co. ready for the cold weather.

Clear the Area

First, it’s important to inspect the location of your shed and remove anything that might be potentially hazardous to your property. Start by scanning upward and outward above and around the shed. Be sure to remove any heavy or dying branches and to stabilize any trees or structures that have become unstable. Also, many areas experience heavy precipitation during the winter. Watch for unexpected runoff, erosion, and standing water which can be devastating to any structure.

Clean It Up

The next step in preparing your storage shed for winter is to give it a good cleaning. This will help to remove any dirt, pollen, or other debris that could end up causing problems later on. Once you’ve given the shed a good cleaning, be sure to also sweep out the floor to remove any potential hazards.

Don’t Put Electronics on the Ground

If you have any electronics that need to be stored in the shed over winter, it’s important to keep them off of the ground. The floor loses heat more quickly than other areas of the shed, so putting electronics on the ground could cause them to malfunction. Instead, store them on a shelf or in a box.

Build Your Storage Shed with Heritage Building Co. Today

When you’re ready to build the perfect winter storage shed for your home, turn to Heritage Building Co. We can help you customize a shed that will meet all of your needs and exceed your expectations. Send us an email or call us at (704) 431-4494 to learn more.

“…Yea, I have a goodly heritage.” – Psalm 16:6 KJV