Posted 25th Jun 2018
Our summer weather can be temperamental at the best of times - one minute, we're enjoying the heat, the next second, there's a downpour
While we welcome that weather for our garden, it's not always so appreciated by our shed or garden furniture.
To make your life a bit easier, Tiger Sheds have compiled their five tips on exactly what you can do to keep your shed looking its best all summer long.
1 Treat your garden shed with preserver
If you want to get the best out of your shed, you should treat it with high quality wood preserver once a year at the very least. This is essential if you want to prolong your outdoor building's life. Not only does it protect the timber from the elements, but it also helps to maintain its appearance and strength.
2 Check for damage
An unavoidable part of the British summer? Without a doubt, those sudden downpours. Apart from being annoying, it also damages your garden building too.
You should therefore get in the habit of checking your shed on a regular basis, particularly after there has been heavy rain. Ensure nothing has been damaged and check for any signs of a leak too.
It may sound obvious, but tree branches can unexpectedly fall or snap due to summer thunderstorms causing rips in your shed roof.
If you see evidence of a leak, start by trying to work out where it's coming from. It could be a crack or hole, a rip in the felt, or even from the windows.
After locating the source, it's time to act. Wood filler can seal small cracks, and any ripped felt can be replaced.
3 Enjoy the sunshine
The lovely weather we get during summer gives us the perfect excuse to get out and show our garden some TLC. Cleaning out your garden and shed will make such a difference to how you enjoy the time you spend outside. There's nothing like relaxing in your garden on a sunny day or evening - keeping it tidy and sorted is key.
4 Top up the paint work
Painting is more fun when it's a hot summer's day, compared to a cold, wet one. And, there's the bonus of it drying much quicker too! Why not make the most of the sunny weather and give your shed, fencing and outdoor furniture a facelift?
If you feel particularly adventurous, you could even get creative and try something different, such as using quirky stencils, alternating colours or exciting patterns.
5 A new lease of life
A highlight of the summer is spending time with your family and friends. Barbecues, outdoor parties and family gatherings are all small parts of what makes summer so great. If you particularly love having people over, why not impress them by giving your garden a new look? You can try out some new plants or garden furniture to transform your garden's look.
Tips courtesy of Tiger Sheds