When you are one of those people who likes to take advantage of working in your garden shed across the whole of the year and if you can’t extend your central heating from your home into your wooden garden shed, the next best step is to insulate your shed so that you can keep it as warm as possible when the ravages of the winter months attack you and your shed, especially during the later evenings and the early mornings.
Protecting a shed wouldn’t be your biggest worry if you only used your garden shed for storing your garden tools and your gardening equipment, but if you also use your shed to carry out your hobbies or potting plants, a little more warmth will be sorely missed.
Keeping the cold air out
You will already have a good level of insulation if you have purchased a tongue and groove wooden storage shed. This is because the panels are interlocking which creates a seal and holds any warm air inside your shed. Tongue and groove sheds are also useful to keep out most of the bad weather, including snow and rain.
When you visit your local office and stationery store, you can buy their large rolls of bubble wrap for your wooden storage shed. It’s very simple for you to attach the bubble wrap to the inside of your shed by using a good-quality staple gun. This will probably be the cheapest way you can insulate the inside of your shed.
Your loft insulation can help you
If you are able to spend more money you could look at other ways of protecting your shed against poor weather. You could purchase glass fibre wool, which is the same insulation material that you would purchase to insulate your loft to help keep the warmth stay in your home rather than losing it through your loft space.
If you are going to add glass fibre wool to your wooden storage sheds, remember to use gloves during the installation process, otherwise you’ll be itching your hands and arms for days afterwards.
Once you have attached the glass fibre wool to the insides of your apex shed or flat roof shed, you should cover the glass fibre with MDF or you can use plywood. They are better than using plasterboard because those boards can be quite easily damaged as you move your garden tools around your wooden storage shed.
If you feel like entering into the world of luxurious insulation you could look into the purchase of breathable membranes which sits between your shed walls and your insulation. It can be very expensive to lay this style of insulating, but it will help prevent any damp getting through your shed walls.
You can treat your roof the same way that you are going to insulate your walls. You should though, first check, that your roof is strong enough to support an additional layer of wood.
This just leaves you with the floor to insulate. Protecting a shed by insulating the floor can help maintain a sealed unit and you will probably add a roll of carpet to your floor on top of a waterproof membrane so you can stop any damp affecting the floor.
Now you only have to add good-quality curtains to stop heat going through your glass Windows and you should have insulated the whole of your wooden storage sheds so you can work in them during the cold periods.