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Here is how you should insulate your shed
by Prisha Gupta
March 7, 2018

If you are one of those persons who enjoy doing some yard work or building new things, it is very likely that the shed is an important place for you. You might even spend quite some time in there, which means that you need to have the proper conditions.

Sheds can get quite cold during winter, so you must find a way to maintain. Insulating the shed is definitely one of the best options. There are various ways to do that, and today we are here to share some of them with you.

Fiberglass insulation

This is definitely one of the most popular solutions. Fiberglass is very easy to find, and easy to install as well. You have to place it between the studs inside the shed. Then you will need more material in order to cover the fiberglass. Fiberglass will also provide noise insulation which is another plus.

When you handle fiberglass wool you should be very careful. Make sure that you protect your mouth, nose and eyes when you use it, and wear protective gloves as well.

Bubble wrap insulation

If you already have a quality shed like the ones from NWSM sheds wangara, you might not need complex insulation. If you are also looking for a cheap solution, you can choose bubble wrap. Simply measure the walls and place the bubble wrap. You can tack or staple it to the shed and then you can add a sheet of MDF boarding over the panel.

Doors and windows

Doors and windows can make you lose a lot of heat, so you should take care of them as well. Additionally, these two can allow water to enter your shed, which is something that you do not want.

Try to place liquid wool alongside the edges of the windows or next the doorframe. This way water won’t be able to get in, and you won’t lose as much heat. You can also choose hardening foam for the same purposes.

The roof

When you insulate the shed you should not forget about the roof. While many people neglect it, you have to pay attention to it as well. You can use the same materials you used for the walls, and they should work just as well for the roof.

The floor

The floor is another thing that should not be ignored when you insulate the shed. You might want to build a base when you are constructing the shed. However, if the shed is already there, you can simply insulate the floors that you have. There are two ways to do that.

You can choose to place a rug on top of the floor. This method is incredibly simple, but it does manage to reduce some of the heat that is lost. You can also choose to line the floor with a breathable membrane. If you use that make sure that you check it regularly so that there isn’t any dampness.
 

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