How to best insulate your wooden shedAndy Hayes
Especially during the winter months, a well-insulated shed can seem like a godsend, especially if you intend to use it all year round! If you use your shed as a garden office shed or workshop, keeping it at a warm, stable temperature even when it is cold out can make it an appealing place to be whatever the weather. Getting started on insulating your shed can appear to be a daunting task at first, but once you find out more about it, it can actually be a simple process that can benefit your shed in the long run.
Checks to make before starting
Are your windows and doors secure? If you can feel any cold air through gaps in your windows and doors, then the intended effect of insulation will be made redundant. We recommend that you pay close attention to this and look out for any leaks to make sure that your shed is fully secure, leaving no space for the heat to escape post insulation. This way you can be safe in the knowledge that your insulation will be effective and keep the shed at a warm temperature throughout the year.
What is the best way of insulating my shed?
Depending on your intended use of the shed, whether this be as a workshop or outdoor office shed, there are different methods of insulation that could work effectively for you. Here are some of the most common:
Bubble wrap – Using bubble wrap can still prove to be an effective way of insulating your shed and is by far the cheapest option around. It is simple to use and can be purchased from any hardware store that’s close to you. The cost effectiveness of this solution often makes it popular with customers.
Insulation slabs – This method of insulation is simple to install and are often a great way of giving your shed protection from the cold, wind and rain that the UK often encounters!
Fibreglass wool – One of the most ideal ways of insulating a shed. This is one of the most specialist ways of insulating and has to be handled carefully. If you decide to use this form of insulation then be sure to protect yourself by covering your eyes, nose and mouth whilst wearing protective gloves. This is because they can present a health hazard if not handled correctly.
By using one of these methods effectively, you will be able to create an insulated summer house or any other outdoor building with ease.
How do I insulate my shed?
Depending on which kind of insulation you use for your shed, it can require a slightly different method. This is why you should always research your chosen product in more detail to make sure you nail your shed insulation first time, as no one wants to deal with wasted materials!
If you are using bubble wrap, you simply need to staple this to a sheet of MDF board and nail it into place. So, if you are looking for a quick and easy way of insulating your shed, at least for the short-term, this could be ideal.
To use insulation slabs, you will simply need to install a breather membrane first to ensure that there is sufficient ventilation around the shed. Then simply use the insulation slab over the top to give your shed that stable temperature that you are craving. Then fit a plywood board over the top to hide it from view, and then you can carry on kitting out your shed as normal!
Get in touch
Do you feel like your shed has seen better days and you could do with a new one to get to work on? Here at Solid Sheds, we have a range of sheds on offer to you, so be sure to check out our collection of pent sheds, apex sheds and garden office sheds today! If you have any enquiries about all things sheds, then we would love to lend our expertise and help. To get in touch, give us a call on 01695 51442 or visit your nearest branch now. You can also use our enquiry form to speak to us online now.