Garden sheds and storage buildings are usually not heated. The natural extremes between warm and cool can cause internal condensation. The only way this will occur is if there is any internal moisture. This is why the preparation of the base is so important. The building itself, no matter how expensive, will not prevent condensation occurring, particularly in the colder months. It is important to protect your building from moisture from the ground as well as the sky!!
Metal Sheds and plastic Sheds will only suffer from condensation when dampness is present in the foundations. The air inside the shed is always slightly warmer than outside and therefore, any moisture in the foundation base will rise until it touches the cold roof panels. The moisture then condenses, drips down and becomes part of the cycle again. This condensation cycle is difficult to stop so it is important to minimise dampness at the outset.
All steel and plastic sheds must be anchored to a firm foundation to protect against wind damage.
In all cases of Garden Shed base preparation, the ground must be level
If you have any other questions or would like to know more on preventing condensation or constructing a base, please do not hesitate to contact:
Customer Service Department – [email protected] Sales Department – [email protected]