Metal sheds constitute a great option if your desire is to convert your shed into a workshop or merely use it for garden storage. There are a number of advantages which can be solely attributed to metal sheds:
Though a base isn’t essential, we would always recommend getting a substantial base to go along with any garden shed purchase. For a metal shed, a solid concrete base represents the best option, as a hard-wearing base designed to support a great deal of weight.
Though, it is worth noting that one of the biggest advantages of metal sheds is that compared to wooden and plastic sheds, a foundation isn’t as important, due to the heavy-duty nature of their construction. Essentially, the larger a metal shed, the more likely it is to require a foundation, due to needing a strong base to provide support.
The true temperature that a metal shed is capable of reaching internally depends on how hot the temperature is. In the UK, it rarely gets exceedingly hot and as a result, the inside of a metal shed will rarely surpass a mild temperature.
Of course, on an especially warm day, with the sun consistently beating down on your metal shed, the internal temperature will rise somewhat. To prevent any negative consequences of this, you may want to consider leaving a door open.
Finding a metal shed which is sold with included insulation is incredibly rare. However, if you do wish to insulate your shed, in order for it to better regulate and maintain a suitable temperature, then this is certainly doable!
Be sure to apply plenty of attention to the process of picking the most suitable insulation type; whether it be foam boards, fibreglass wool or bubble wrap.
Any type of shed, irrespective of the material it's made from, will eventually leak to some extent, as a result of weathering which inevitably occurs to garden sheds over time.
In a metal shed, this issue can be counteracted by waterproofing your metal shed, which will offer the additional benefit of lowering surface temperature and thus reducing any cooling costs.
Luckily, this is a relatively simple process. After removing debris and dirt, tighten any loose screws on the roof, covering over cracks with trowel-grade coating. Then, apply seam tape over anywhere that the horizontal and vertical seams meet. Finally, apply two coats of metal primer to the roof and then paint the entire roof with acrylic latex roof coating.
Condensation is a common problem amongst metal sheds, but not necessarily one which you should be greatly concerned about, provided the proper steps are taken to tackle this.
Condensation occurs in a metal shed when surface temperature, air and water vapour alike all collide, resulting in droplets of moisture covering walls, ceilings and other internal surfaces.
The good news is that here at Garden Buildings Direct, this issue is largely negated, due to the vast majority of our metal sheds containing vents for added air circulation. Allowing fresh air to circulate in and out of your metal shed will help to negate the effects of condensation. Barring this, it is advisable to occasionally open your shed doors to allow fresh air in.
Reduced weight per package helps to ensure that metal sheds are some of the easiest to construct. This certainly isn’t an assembly project which requires you to be an experienced builder in order to put everything together.
Simply follow the instructional leaflet provided with your metal shed. As a general rule, the only equipment required will come within the package, so no prep work is needed and no additional costs are incurred.