A shed on your property is one of the best structures you can install to have more storage. Sheds are small, can be designed to fit the overall motif of your home, and can provide a space to store tools or as an additional workspace.
Over time however, sheds can begin to degrade like all other structures. The most common breakdown of a shed occurs on its roofs, with the shed’s structure slowly succumbing to the continual pounding it takes from nature.
If your shed is forming a leak there are numerous things you can do to seal it and maintain the integrity of the shed for a longer period. The first thing you should do, however, is to take care of the problem before it starts and possibly ruins your belongings. Every few months, do a spot check of the interior and exterior of the shed to spot weak spots and fix them.
If there is a spot that you did not notice and it begins to leak, there are plenty of things you can do to seal the leak. First, examine the type of roof you have. Many leaks on sheds result from the type of roof having a malfunction: a shingle roof could have a shingle that has degraded and fell off; a metal roof could have a couple of screws come loose, which have loosened the bind between the overlapping metal roofing; the sealant on the roof could have degraded.
All of these can be fixed by replacing the shingles, tightening the screws, or replacing the seal using a “Flex Seal” product. In most cases, this will cease the leak.
However, there could also be a problem on the interior of the shed. If an animal has burrowed a hole into the shed’s structure or the exterior has rotted in any way, you will have to take care of this by replacing the wood, filling the hole, or sealing any cracks that have appeared.
Reading various articles across the internet, many actually give a pretty good tip on how to make sure there are no leaks in the shed. On a sunny day, simply spray the shed with a hose and if you find any water on the inside, there is a leak. After you take care of it, spray it again to make sure there are no other leaks that escaped your attention. This will allow you to seal cracks that are in your shed before rain comes, which can damage or ruin your belongings.