During the harsh winter months your shed is exposed to a lot of dangers which can have a detrimental impact on the structure and the building’s quality. It is important that you have a plan for keeping the shed warm during winter, which is something that we will be looking into today.
The main threat which the colder temperatures poses is to the goods inside the shed, but there is also the need to heat the shed if you use the space as a living area.
Very often custom sheds can be designed in such a way that has heating features, and here are some of the ways in which you can make sure that the shed space stays warm.
If you have a power source in the shed then you may find that an electric radiator is the best way for you to ensure that the shed stays warm when you are using it. The only possible problem which you could run into with an electric radiator is that they may not be able to heat the full space, focusing instead on the immediate space around them. When it comes to custom sheds Melbourne companies have been getting very creative when it comes to heating and in some instances we have seen full radiator systems included in sheds. These, when used with a timer and thermostat, are a great option for those who will be using the shed all year round.
When it comes to underfloor heating there are two main options which you can consider, water-based and electrically powered heating. As you can imagine both of these options require a good level of investment, so it is really only worthwhile if you use the shed as an office or a living space during the colder months. In an ideal world this installation will be made when the shed is first designed.
Setting up a log burner may make you nervous given the amount of wood which a shed is built with, but this can in fact be a smart way to keep things warm. Whilst the initial outlay costs are likely to be high, once you have the burner installed all you need to worry about paying for is the wood to burn. These are in fact much safer than you may realise and many sheds stay warm during the winter with burners like this. A well designed log burner will heat the shed and ensure that it doesn’t fill up with smoke from the burning logs.
Part of the battle of keeping the shed warm is about making sure that as little cold air enters the space as possible. This means that you need to be on the front foot when it comes to the shed’s insulation. In particular around the windows, doors and the roof seal. These are common areas which allow the cold air in and make keeping your shed warm a much more challenging job.
These are just some of the ways in which you can make sure that your shed stays warm this winter time.