How to protect Your Industrial Shed During Winter
As a shed owner, it is your obligation to take the time and effort to ensure that your structure is protected. This rule holds, even more, weight during winter.
Winter, being the coldest season of the year, makes your shed more vulnerable to various risks that may ultimately cause damage to your stored materials or to the structure itself.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. And the first step: knowing how to “winterise” your shed. To make things clearer, here are some tips on how you can protect your shed during winter:
Do a Thorough Examination
Take a look at your shed and assess it objectively. This will help you determine which parts are more vulnerable to the weather and need more protection.
The areas that are usually exposed during winter are windows, doors and roofs. So, you might want to give special attention to them, to prevent complications later on.
Weatherstripping can be a good way of protecting your shed from outside elements. You can do this by sealing the door and window openings of your structure to prevent cold and moisture from getting in.
Provide Additional Insulation
Install additional insulating materials to your walls, doors and surrounding interiors. This will help keep warm air from escaping, thereby ensuring that indoor temperatures are within optimal levels.
Note: there are many insulation procedures and tools that you can use. And provided that you have already made an initial assessment of your shed, finding the proper insulating materials will be easier compared to when you have no clue as to what you need.
Obviously, heaters are indispensable during winter. Hence, installing them during the season would be a good idea.
If it is possible, don’t completely turn your heaters off, as this may make pipes prone to freezing and may cause it to break-off. Instead, leave your heaters on, but on low levels, to maintain optimal temperatures.
Also, make sure that your heaters are maintained and serviced regularly. This will help keep problems at bay and will likewise ensure that your electric costs are within a reasonable range.