Not only can spiders, ants, pine beetles, wasps, and rodents be a nuisance to you, but they can contribute to the deterioration of your building and the items stored inside. If you want to fight off these pests, here are some ideas.
No matter your siding material, clean and check it for cracks annually. Annual cleaning will remove dust, dirt, and mildew, and checking for cracks or gaps can help prevent serious damage from developing.
Here are some tips.
In addition to annual cleaning, if you have a building with wood siding, be sure to find out what type of paint or stain has been used to determine how often a fresh coat should be supplied.
Tip: To keep water away from your structure, protect your foundation, and prevent water from getting into your shed, add gutters to your building. Gutters will redirect water into downspouts where you can direct it away from the shed.
While our metal panel roof is virtually maintenance-free and our shingles are the best in the market, sometimes the weather can cause damage to even the highest-rated materials.
Missing or cracked shingles need to be identified, replaced, and repaired as soon as possible. Nothing will cause your backyard shed to deteriorate quicker than a leaky roof, not to mention introducing that musty smell of mildew and mold. Keeping that roof in perfect condition will preserve the life of your shed and protect everything you’re storing inside of it.
All of our garages feature Clopay Premium Series overhead garage doors. These insulated doors operate smoothly and safely.
However, because the overhead door is your garage's largest moving part — and with an average of six up-and-downs a day — it's also one of the most used. This is why garage door preventative maintenance is important. There are things you can do quarterly, semiannually, and annually to protect your overhead garage door.
This shed is a great example of proper elevation, landscaping placement, and a level foundation.
Do not set your shed directly on the ground. Ensure proper ventilation under your building's subfloor and flooring, and keep siding 6" above grade and away from vegetation to prevent structure compromise such as rotting and warping from improper airflow. Doing this will keep your floor and siding in great shape for the life of the building.
While we do a full quality inspection of all the buildings, occasionally things happen. And every once in a while, a problem can go undiscovered for weeks. We understand these things can happen, and we know it's not your fault.
To give you full confidence in your purchase, we'll take care of any manufacturer-related deficiencies. All of our buildings come with a Top-to-Bottom Limited Warranty to cover all of the things you shouldn't have to worry about post-purchase.
*10-year limited warranty applies to 2020 buildings and newer.
Add gutters to your shed or garage to protect your foundation and prevent water from entering your building.
Upgrade your flooring to durable flooring that resists decay, warping, and daily wear.
Upgrade to fiberglass doors that don’t twist, warp, or rot, and create a better seal for your building.
Our goal is to exceed customer expectations from shopping to post-purchase. If you could easily navigate our website, found a building that solved your storage problem, and experienced helpful and considerate interactions with our team, then we know we’re on the right track.
But we don’t want to stop there. If you have questions about your building post-purchase or want to know how you can keep it in great shape for years to come, give us a call. Our full-time customer service staff members are always ready and delighted to help.