A How To For Winter Shed Maintenance

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Nov 20, 2014

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Is Your Shed Ready for the Cold Weather?

Most people conduct a variety of maintenance tasks in order to prepare their homes for the cold winter months; but, did you know that there are things you can do to prepare your shed for winter? Of course, there are! Consider some basic maintenance tasks that can help keep your shed in good condition throughout the snowy months of winter.

A How-To Guide for Winter Shed Maintenance

Check the Weather Stripping

One of the most effective things you can do to get your shed ready for winter is to check the condition of the weather stripping around the doors and windows. If it's cracked or tearing away from the wall, then it's a good idea to replace it. Weather stripping can prevent moisture from gaining access to your shed. A buildup of moisture can lead to mold or even start to rot the wood of your shed. Weather stripping is relatively inexpensive and can be found at any hardware or home improvement store.

Clear Away Debris from Around Your Shed

Take a walk around your shed to see if there are any weeds, branches or sticks piled up against the walls. The presence of this type of debris can encourage mice to take up residence in and around your shed during the winter. Mice can chew through wood and damage items in your shed. Put all of the debris in a wheelbarrow and roll it a good distance away from your shed. In addition, look for hives and wasp nests attached to the outside of your shed. Be sure that the hive or nest is not active before knocking it down with a broom and removing it from the area. Never attempt to move a hive or wasp nest that is still occupied.

Clean the Interior of the Shed

Sweeping out dirt, removing used rags and taking trash away helps to discourage mice, moles and other rodents from creating a winter home in your shed. Try storing your garden gloves or work gloves in a covered plastic bin to keep them safe from mice. Also, if you store dry food for dogs or cats in your shed, be sure to put the bags into a metal garbage can with a secure lid. This keeps mice, rats and other rodents from tearing into the bag and trailing food across the floor of your shed. A little forethought allows you to safely store items in your shed throughout the winter months.

Check the Condition of Your Walls and Roof Shingles

Along with checking the area around the shed, look at the walls and roof. Are the shingles in good condition or do they need a repair or two? The walls should be free of holes and loose nails. Making small repairs to your shed before the cold weather sets in can help you to avoid a larger issue after the winter months are over.

If you notice the snow piling up on the roof of your shed, take a few minutes to clear it off with a broom or rake. Snow and ice can weigh down the roof of a shed causing problems over time. Remember, do some winter maintenance to avoid unpleasant surprises in the spring. Thanks for reading!-Alan

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The Pros and Cons of a Metal Shed vs. a Wood Shed

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Fri, Nov 7, 2014

alans-factory-outlet-store-wood-and-metal-shedsIf you're thinking about getting a new shed, there are a lot of questions to consider. For instance, do you want a metal or wood shed? I think that the answer to that question has a lot to do with personal preference. In my long experience with sheds, I can tell you that both types have their good points. There are also some perceived disadvantages of each type that we can examine more closely in this week's post. So let's discuss one of my favorite subjects: sheds!

Metal Sheds

Durability is one of the biggest pros of owning a metal shed. They are designed to shelter your lawn equipment, garden supplies, tools, etc., from the rain, snow, and wind. Another pro is that metal sheds are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate whatever you have to store. In addition, it's easy to pair a lean-to with a metal shed to create even more storage space! Metal sheds are affordable, and you can opt for one with a garage door for easy access to larger items.

Now, when some people think of metal sheds, they imagine a gray, dreary structure sitting on a piece of property. Consequently, they may put a dull appearance down in the con column. However, metal sheds are now available in different colors! As an owner, you can choose a color that fits with the look of your property. Or you can simply choose a metal shed in your favorite color.

Wood Sheds

One quality on the pro side of owning a wood shed is its appearance. Many people enjoy decorating a colorful wood shed with flower boxes, potted plants, and an American flag hung over the door. Wood sheds are available with shutters and windows that can make the structure look like an extension of the main house on the property. Another pro of choosing a wood shed is that you can select a two-story model if you want more storage space. Wood storage sheds are durable enough to protect your belongings in all sorts of weather. Furthermore, sheds are now available with a variety of roof styles. Some examples include the A-frame and barn roof. You can choose a wood shed with a roof style that coordinates with the roof on your home.

When it comes to the cons of owning a wood shed, some people think that the wood will attract termites, carpenter ants, and other wood-eating pests. While these pests are attracted to wood, there are some precautions you can take to protect your shed. For instance, staining a wood shed can help to deter these destructive insects. It can also help to protect the walls of your shed from water damage. Clearing branches, weeds, and piles of sticks away from a shed is another way to prevent these pests from trying to invade the structure.

I hope this information helps you to make a decision when it comes time for a new shed. Thanks for reading! - Alan

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What Happened To All of the Fall Out Shelters?

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Fri, Nov 7, 2014

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In the 1950s, during the Cold War with the Soviet Union, many people in our country believed that it was just a matter of time before we experienced a nuclear attack. This led to the creation of fallout shelters. If you were a kid during the 1950s and '60s, you'll remember that fallout shelters were designed to protect the people inside them from radioactive debris, or fallout, from a nuclear attack. These shelters had thick concrete walls and were stocked with supplies such as canned foods, drinking water, cooking items, medical supplies, etc. A family or group of people could live in a fallout shelter for a couple of weeks while waiting for the atmosphere to clear up. Since the 1950s and '60s, the political landscape has changed and the Cold War is over. So the question arises, what happened to all of those fallout shelters? Take a look into a couple of those fallout shelters today.

A Fallout Shelter Turned Historical Exhibit

One family inherited a fallout shelter from the 1950s when they bought their home in a Wisconsin estate sale. After opening the doors of this backyard fallout shelter in Neenah, Wisconsin, they discovered an enormous stockpile of supplies. Medicines, food, clothing, and even a folding toilet were hidden in this well-equipped fallout shelter. After spending decades underground in airtight containers, many of the supplies were still in excellent condition. A replica of this backyard fallout shelter complete with its original supplies is on display in Neenah. It serves as a teaching tool to help 21st-century kids better understand the Cold War and its effect on our citizens.

A Glimpse into an Abandoned Fallout Shelter

Another notable fallout shelter stands locked and empty beneath Interstate 5 in Seattle, Washington. It was a community bomb shelter built to accommodate 200 people. It's a large circular room with restrooms for both men and women. The concrete walls are several feet thick, but you can still hear the traffic going overhead. There is a storage area for canned foods and other supplies for the people inside. Thankfully, this building was never used as a fallout shelter. However, it served as a driver's license office in the 1960s and '70s. After that, it was used to store important documents. Today, the electricity and the water have been disconnected, making it just a cavernous place under a highway.

Relics from the 1950s

There are 1950s fallout shelters that still exist in the basements of city apartment buildings, in the backyards of older homes, and elsewhere across this country. Over the past few decades, the canned goods, clothing, and other supplies have been removed from inside of these shelters. In many cases, a faded yellow and black sign made of aluminum is the only thing left to indicate the presence of a shelter. Do you think that most young people could tell you what those signs mean? I think seeing one of those signs would be a great opportunity to give a young person a short history lesson! Thank you for reading! - Alan

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Fun D.I.Y. Projects to Spookify Your Home and Yard

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Oct 30, 2014

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Fun DIY Projects to Spookify Your Home and Yard

Do you like to decorate your home and yard for Halloween? If you do, there are plenty of creative ideas out there that can help you to spruce up your yard or home just in time for the 31st. I think that the most imaginative decorations are the ones that are made using a few items found around the house. Take a look at some ideas that can help make your home look creepy on Halloween.

A Troupe of Glowing Ghosts

Decorating your front door for Halloween is easy with the help of some glowing ghosts. Get the kids involved in this DIY project by letting them draw the faces on the white balloons using black marker. Glow sticks are fairly inexpensive and can be found in packs with assorted colors. Use tape to display these scary ghosts around your doorway and you'll have the creepiest house on the block!

Pumpkins Crawling With Spiders

Chances are good that you already have a pumpkin or two on the front porch. Instead of carving them, create a spider theme by making a spider web with black yarn and draping it over your pumpkins. (It's best to use black yarn instead of white because it shows up better at a distance.) Make some spiders using tiny black pom-poms for their bodies and black pipe cleaners for their legs. Be sure to give each of them a couple of wiggly eyes so they can see all of the neighborhood kids! If you want to make extra-creepy spiders, I recommend you give each of them eight wiggly eyes. To add some bigger spiders to the collection, attach black pipe cleaners and wiggly eyes to a few large balls of black yarn. Pose the spiders in various places on and around your pumpkins.

Give Your Home or Yard a Creepy Glow

Mason jar pumpkins and mummies are fun additions to your home's Halloween decor. Enlist the help of the kids to find the mason jars, black construction paper, gauze, and other materials. You can get really creative with the faces of the pumpkins! Place a jar in each window of your home or put them on a table as part of your Halloween party décor. These crafts are easy to make and give your home spooky lighting that's perfect for the occasion. I recommend this one for anyone who wants to put a twist on the traditional Halloween pumpkin with a candle inside of it.

A Witch's Wardrobe

If you want to add a little humor to your Halloween décor, try putting up a clothes line between two trees in the front yard. Use clothes pins to hang up two or three black dresses with flowing sleeves, a few pairs of black and white striped tights, a black cape, and even a witch's hat or two. Put a laundry basket full of black scarves on the ground near the clothes line. Prop a broom up against one of the trees as a finishing touch.

You Are Being Watched!

This Halloween put some creatures with glowing eyes into the bushes and in various places around your yard. Once again, the kids can get involved by collecting old cardboard tubes from paper towel or toilet paper rolls. They can also draw eyes of different shapes and sizes on the tubes. Add in a few glow sticks as well as a bit of duct tape and your creatures are complete!

Enjoy the rest of your October, and thanks for reading. - Alan

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Protecting Your Belongings from Pests

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sat, Oct 18, 2014

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It's amazing how quickly a few pests can destroy a favorite piece of clothing, a collection of beloved books, or a piece of wooden furniture. Whether you store these belongings in the home, in the garage, or in your shed, there are some steps you can take to protect them from pests. Take a look at a few tips for keeping moths, roaches, silverfish, and other pests away from your belongings.

Keep Your Clothing Safe from Moths

Have you ever taken your favorite wool sweater out of the closet only to find several small holes in its fabric? This is likely the work of a brown clothes moth. Brown moths look for dark closets where they can find plenty of food and blend into the environment. If you think you may have a moth problem in your closet, take all of the clothing out and wipe down the walls as well as the clothing bar with an all-purpose cleaner. Also, thoroughly vacuum the floor of your closet to remove any moth larvae. Wash or dry-clean your clothing, and try storing it in garment bags that close in a secure way. Another way to keep the moths away is to hang small cedar blocks in the closet. The fragrance of cedar prevents a moth from detecting the smell of wool or cashmere fabric. Another option is to store sweaters and shirts in airtight plastic containers and put them on a shelf in the closet.

Protecting Your Books from Pests

If you store books in cardboard boxes in a garage or shed, there's a chance that the books can be damaged by pests. Roaches, silverfish, and beetles are three types of insects that can damage books in various ways. Roaches crawling on a book can leave fecal matter in the form of brown stains that can't be cleaned off. Silverfish chew on the cloth covers of books as well as the edges of pages. Beetles are able to drill holes in books, damaging a book's edges or spine. Books need to be stored in a clean, dry, and cool environment. Instead of putting your books in cardboard boxes, try storing them in airtight plastic bins with lids. If you store all of your books on a bookshelf inside your home, be sure to take the books down and vacuum them thoroughly. Also, flip through the pages to look for little intruders. A dusty bookshelf is an inviting place where pests can hide and damage your books. I recommend that you vacuum the books as well as the shelf every week if you want to keep your beloved classics in good condition. There are also ways to get rid of silverfish and other pests with the help of traps and chemical solutions.

Keep Carpenter Ants Away from Your Furniture

The legs as well as the wooden frame of a sofa and other pieces of furniture are vulnerable to carpenter ants. These pests bore holes into wooden furniture to make nests. This can weaken the frame of a sofa or chair, resulting in permanent damage. One way to protect your furniture is to mix two teaspoons of peppermint oil with one cup of water. Spray this solution around the border of your sofa, easy chair, table, etc. The scent of peppermint oil repels ants. Regularly vacuuming beneath the cushions on the sofa is an effective way of removing crumbs and other stray pieces of food that attract carpenter ants.

I hope these tips are helpful in keeping the pests away. Thanks for reading! - Alan

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5 Famous Movie and TV Homes

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sat, Oct 18, 2014

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If you're a fan of television shows and movies, there are certain houses that are immediately recognizable. For example, if you were a loyal viewer of the TV show The Waltons, you're familiar with the family home featured in every episode. Have you ever wondered about the story behind the houses pictured in your favorite TV shows and movies? I thought I'd use this week's blog entry to check out the backstory on five houses that may bring up a few pleasant memories for you. Enjoy!

Five Famous Homes in Television and Movies

  1. The House in Leave It to Beaver: If you love to watch reruns of Leave It to Beaver, you recognize the Cleaver family's home the moment it appears on screen. The television show ran from 1957 to 1963. The house was located on the Universal City lot where the show was filmed. Before it was home to the Cleaver family, this house was featured in a 1955 film called The Desperate Hours starring Humphrey Bogart. Its design was changed and the house was later used in the TV show Marcus Welby, M.D. Today, the façade of the Cleaver house is all that remains on a backlot at Universal Studios.
  2. Downton Abbey: If the names Lady Mary, Mr. Carson, and the Earl of Grantham ring a bell, then you're probably a fan of the TV show Downton Abbey. Many exterior and interior scenes of this popular show are filmed in a real castle. Highclere Castle has 300-plus rooms and sits on a thousand acres in Berkshire, England. Interestingly, this castle was built by Charles Barry, who also built the Houses of Parliament. I wonder how long it takes to vacuum and dust more than 300 rooms?
  3. The Glass House in Ferris Bueller's Day Off: If you were around in the 1980s, you probably remember the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Remember when the red Ferrari belonging to Cameron's father crashed through a wall of his glass garage? The garage and the actual residence are made of steel and glass. The house was recently sold for well more than a million dollars. As a note, the glass wall that was smashed in the movie was specially made for the scene. And thankfully, the red Ferrari that crashed through the wall was a replica.
  4. The Brady Bunch House: Episodes of the popular show The Brady Bunch were filmed at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California. The exterior of the house that appears on the show is in North Hollywood. The show's creator, Sherwood Schwartz, chose the house because it looked like a house that an architect (like Mr. Brady) would want to live in. In order to give the impression that the house has two levels, a false window was added to the A-frame portion of the structure. Some changes have been made to the house over the years, but it still stands on Dilling Street in North Hollywood.
  5. The House on The Waltons: Viewers who watched The Waltons saw a two-story wooden house with an inviting front porch in every episode. However, it was not an actual house but a façade built on a lot belonging to Warner Brothers Studios. After the series ended in 1981, the façade of the Waltons' home was destroyed. However, it was rebuilt for reunion shows and even appeared in a different form in the TV series The Gilmore Girls.

I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane. Thanks for reading! - Alan

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5 of the Strangest Garage Conversions

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Fri, Oct 10, 2014

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What image comes to mind when you picture a garage? Most people think of a garage as a place to store items both large and small. Consider some of the items found in a typical garage: You may think of things like a car, a lawn mower, a collection of tools, garbage cans, and bicycles, along with a couple of bottles of motor oil. Those are all reasonable answers. While most people think of their garage as a convenient storage place, others look at their garage in a whole different way. They may see their garage as a place to enjoy a favorite hobby or as extra living space. For my blog this week, I thought I'd take a look inside a few non-typical garages. Enjoy!

Five Strange Garage Conversions

  1. Garage Turned Bowling Alley: Imagine getting a perfect strike in your own garage. This owner converted his garage into a one-lane bowling alley while leaving some extra space to store some necessary items. With overhead lighting, he can enjoy ten frames at any time of the night or day.
  2. A Mini-Home: What started out as a simple structure has become a small dream home for this garage owner. She added onto a small garage, creating a kitchen, a loft bedroom, a bathroom, and a sitting room. This converted garage even has an inviting fireplace. By the way, if you own a great fireplace like this one, I recommend that you always have hot chocolate available for unexpected visitors. Unique artwork, stylish furnishings, and an airy atmosphere all serve to make this former garage a comfortable space to live.
  3. A Garage for a Skateboarding Enthusiast: There's no room for cars here! This converted garage features a wooden skateboard ramp that extends across the floor. It's perfect for practicing skateboarding moves at any time of the day, rain or shine. There is space left over for storing skateboards and safety equipment.
  4. A Garage Becomes a Gymnasium: Take a look at a garage that is a paradise for someone who loves to work up a sweat. This owner can do some tumbling on the mats, swing on the rings, or even climb on the monkey bars. Plus, the hardwood floor makes it the perfect place for a game of basketball. The large windows make it a pleasant environment for a round of exercise.
  5. A Garage Featuring an Indoor Ice Rink: This owner is only steps away from a private ice rink set up in the garage. A sheet of ice makes it easy to lace up a pair of skates and take advantage of some daily ice hockey or figure-skating practice. Kids and adults can enjoy ice-skating during any season of the year.

Today, an owner has lots of options when it comes to the purpose of their garage. These five owners have proven that there's no limit to the creative and practical uses for a garage. I hope this inspires you to think about your garage in a whole new way. Thanks for reading. - Alan

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It's Fall...Time To Store The Summer Tools

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Wed, Oct 1, 2014

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'Packing Away Your Summer Items'

As the leaves on the trees begin to change color, it's a sign that fall is on the way. It's also a reminder that the swimming pool toys, gardening tools and other items used in the summertime need to be put into storage. I recommend that when you start to pack these items away in the garage, you do it in a way that keeps them in good condition. Also, make sure they're easy to find when summer comes around again. Take a look at a few easy storage ideas.

Ways to Store Summer Tools and More

An Extra Trash Can for Sports Equipment

If you have a large garbage can that you don't need for trash, use it to store baseball bats, tennis rackets and field hockey sticks. Storing them in a garbage can helps to keep them dry and prevents them from getting underfoot. Once the garbage can is full, slide it into one corner of the garage so it will be out of the way.

A Net Bag for Basketballs and More

Baseballs, softballs and basketballs can go into a net bag for the fall and winter. These bags close in a secure way preventing any balls from rolling out onto the garage floor. Also, you can store the bag by hanging it up on a large hook on a garage wall. When the warm weather returns, you can take the entire bag down from the wall and spray the bag to remove dirt from the balls.

A Storage Cabinet for Garden Tools and Accessories

Today, there are several types of plastic storage cabinets available. Depending on how many tools you have, you can go with one that has three drawers or opt for one with several drawers. A plastic storage cabinet is an ideal place to store small gardening tools and accessories. Gardening forks, spades, gloves, seed packets and clay pots are just a few of the items that can be put into this cabinet. A cabinet like this will protect small tools from damage and keeps mice away from your gardening gloves.

Pool Toys in Plastic Containers

If you have a few plastic tubs with lids, I suggest you use them to house your pool toys. Distribute deflated inner tubes, swimmies and rafts into a couple of the tubs. Another tub can be a home for swim goggles, swim fins, snorkels, etc. If you have storage space above the garage door, this is the perfect place for these lightweight tubs.

Putting Away the Garden Hose

Finally, it's important to unhook a garden hose from an outdoor spigot so it won't freeze and break. There are a few ways to store a garden hose in a garage. For instance, you can put a coiled hose into an old metal washtub. Or, you can create your own storage method by attaching a bucket to the wall of your garage and hanging your coiled hose on it. Some people even put their garden hose in a decorative clay pot with a lid. Any of these storage ideas will keep your garden hose in good condition over the winter.

Thanks for reading!-Alan

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7 Regular Maintenance Tips for Your Garage

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

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You probably conduct regular maintenance checks on your house, but how about your garage? Whether you have a workshop in the garage or simply park your car there, it's a good idea to do a simple maintenance check on a regular basis. Take a look at seven easy maintenance tips that will help keep your garage in shipshape.

Seven Regular Maintenance Tips for Your Garage

  1. Check the Weather-Stripping on Your Doors: Over time, the weather-stripping at the base of your big garage door can become cracked and damaged. It's a good idea to check the condition of your weather-stripping so you can replace it if necessary. Also, check the weather-stripping around the edges of your side garage door. This will help you to keep the cold winds out of your garage, making it a more comfortable place to be.
  2. Check the Floor for Oil Stains: Chances are good that if your car leaks oil, you have some stains on your garage floor. It's best if you clean them before they start to spread over the floor. Fortunately, there are many easy ways to remove oil stains from a garage floor. If you have a cat, I suggest you go with the option that uses kitty litter to absorb the oil. It's nice to know that a big bag of kitty litter can serve more than one purpose!
  3. Examine the Condition of the Exterior and Interior Walls: This is an especially important maintenance tip if you have a wooden garage. By examining the walls of your garage on a regular basis, you can spot signs of damage or mildew right away. If you're aware of the problem, you can take quick action to keep it from getting worse.
  4. Look for Signs of an Insect Infestation: Small piles of sawdust, holes at the base of the garage walls, and insect droppings are all signs that you may have an infestation of insects in your wooden garage. Once again, it's best to catch this problem right away so you can contact an exterminator or take other action before boring insects start to degrade the condition of your garage walls. If you have a vinyl garage, check for traces of rodents and insect nests in the corners of your structure.
  5. Check the Condition of Your Garage Doors: Make it part of your regular maintenance routine to examine the condition of your main garage doors. They should be traveling on the rails in an even way and sit flush on the floor. If you see any issues with the operation of your garage door, it's best to call a professional technician for help.
  6. Look for Signs of Moisture in the Garage: Take a walk around the interior of your garage to inspect the base of the walls. Check the floor for any standing water or water stains. I recommend that you move boxes and containers away from the wall so you have a clear view of any leaks. If any water is present, try to locate the source of the leak. It may be a matter of applying some caulk or waterproof foam to fix the problem.
  7. Check for Branches and Other Debris Around Your Garage: Branches, leaves and other wooden debris around the sides of a garage are an open invitation to boring insects and rodents. They can build homes in the debris and start to do damage to your structure. It's a good idea to check for this type of debris on a regular basis so you can move it to another area before it accumulates.

Remember, performing regular maintenance checks on your garage can help you to keep the structure in great condition. Thanks for reading! - Alan

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Signs It's Time for a New Storage Shed

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

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Next time you open the door of your storage shed, take a moment to look around its interior. Also, walk around the outside of the structure and examine its walls. Some signs of wear and tear on a shed are obvious, while others are not so easy to see. Here are a few signs to look for when determining whether or not you need a new shed.

Insect Infestation

As far as insects go, maybe you've seen a spider or two in the corners of your shed. A few spiders are no problem. But one of the worst things about having an insect infestation in your shed is that you may not know it until they've done a lot of damage. Boring beetles, termites, and carpenter ants are just a few examples of the creatures that like to take up residence inside the walls of a wooden storage shed. I recommend that you look for small piles of sawdust in the corners of your shed. Carpenter ants leave these piles behind as they bore into the walls. Boring insects also make rows of tiny holes near the base of a shed's walls. Of course, insects also leave droppings behind, but this material can be hard to see. It may take a bug inspector to determine how much damage insects have done to the walls of your shed. When insects tunnel through many of the boards of your shed, it weakens the overall structure. If this happens, it's time to get a new shed.

Rotting Wood

Rotting wood caused by an excessive amount of moisture is much easier to spot than an invasion of boring insects. If the boards of your shed have become discolored with a greenish tinge or have an odor of mildew, then they are rotting. Boards that are rotting also tend to shrink. Splits in the middle of your boards are indications that the wood is rotting. It's one thing if you have a couple of rotting boards that need to be replaced, but several rotting boards can affect the stability of the structure. Starting over with a new structure means that you can take the necessary steps to protect your shed by applying a coat or two of stain to the wood.

A Leaning Shed

It doesn't take long to notice that a shed is leaning to one side or the other. This usually means that the foundation of the shed is experiencing problems. Some storage sheds have concrete foundations that crack or leak as they age. This type of wear and tear causes the entire structure to become unstable. When a storage shed is leaning, it's not safe to continue to use it. With a new shed, you can make sure that you start out with a firm foundation that will give your structure the proper amount of support. Some owners put down a concrete foundation for their shed, while others opt for a foundation of crushed stone surrounded by a wooden frame. Either way, a sturdy foundation will keep a shed in its proper position.

Hope these tips help you to make your final decision. Thanks for reading! - Alan

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