This Article is About
storage shed
sore thumb
rain water
sheds
screws
Storage Shed Doors- Top 4 Tips To Keep Them In Good Shape
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Storage Shed Doors- Top 4 Tips To Keep Them In Good Shape

Storage shed doors are the first part of a shed to give a shed owner maintenance problems.

That's easy to understand because the doors are the only part of the shed that move and are used often by the shed owner and most don't maintain them very well.

In the summer months, one may go into their shed several times weekly if not daily and that puts a strain on all of the joints. By the end of the summer, weak unmaintained doors are ready to fall off the hinges.

As you drive around your neighborhood, check out all the sheds you see and you'll notice that the doors stick out like a sore thumb.

If your shed is new, these tips will save you future headaches and money as a set of replacement doors cost anywhere from $250 to $350 if you install them yourself. If a company has to come out and replace your shed doors, you'll spend at a minimum of $450.

Follow these 4 tips for trouble free shed door operation.

#1. Always keep your shed level. You'll notice any settling right away when your doors don't line up or become difficult to close. If you don't remedy this, you're more apt to slam the doors or force them to close which puts pressure on the hinges and the wood joints in the door which makes them weaker and pull apart.

#2. Properly caulk the top outside seams of the doors. This keeps moisture out and if any does seep in, since the bottoms of the seams are not caulked, the moisture will escape through the bottom. Use the best caulk you can find and never ever caulk a bottom seam.

#3. Properly paint your doors to protect the wood. They should be painted on the outside as well as the inside paying particular attention to the bottoms of the door. Rain water bounces off the ground into the bottom of the shed doors. This is the reason the bottom of your doors rot first. This is also the same reason the siding of your shed rots on the bottom so pay particular attention when painting the siding.

#4. Add screws to your shed door construction if they are stapled or nailed together. For stationary objects, stapling works fine as does nailing. But because the doors are operated so frequently, the strain on the staples and nails will cause them to loosen over time which will throw your doors out of whack.

If your doors are too far gone to repair, you have a couple of options. You can buy a set of replacement doors, have them shipped to your home and you can install them yourself. It's an easy process and the doors cost anywhere from about $250 to $350.

Your second option is to build a set of doors following a set of plans. Good shed door plans cost anywhere from $9.95 to $19.95 and are well worth the expense as they guide you from A to Z saving you time and money.

For beauty and your homes security, take care of your shed doors.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
10x12 Storage Shed Plans
Yard work and landscaping is a big job. You invest in the tools to do the work well, and if you want to protect that investment, you’re going to need a place to store them and protect them from the elements. Not to mention kid’s toys, pool accessories, gardening items,…
By: Mike Quaid in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Aug 19, 2012  
0
  Likes: 2

Updating Your Large Shed Plans to Include A Shed Garage Door
One of the most popular additions to large shed plans it to add a shed garage door. A large door opening on your storage shed will all you to store larger equipment like snow mobiles and go carts without scratching the sides of the shed doorway when entering and exiting…
By: Christopher Ford in  Home Improvement  >  Storage Garage   Apr 02, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Build A Shed Like A Pro
You are feeling creative and want to know how to build a shed. It seems totally logical that you have a backyard shed to use as a storage shed or garden shed. Imagine there actually being a place to keep all your gardening tools, equipment, and supplies besides scattered in…
By: Kathy Lund in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Mar 26, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Steps for Building A Shed
10 Steps on how to Build your own Shed If you want to build a storage shed or garden shed and is not sure how to go about building your own storage or garden shed to store all your garden equipment, garden tools, garden supplies or bikes. Even if you…
By: Francis Parsons in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Jun 07, 2011  
1
  Likes: 0

Four Ways To Use 10x14 Shed Plans
Different sized shed plans lend themselves to different uses. And while it is true that you can force a square peg into a round hole when it comes to using your shed it always helps to have a shed size that fits the purpose you are using it for. For…
By: Christopher Ford in  Home Improvement  >  Storage Garage   May 26, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

What Is The Best Floor For A 16x20 Shed Plan? (and How Do I Install It?)
When it comes to backyard sheds the 16'x20' shed is huge. It is large enough to do anything from storing a lawn mower to a small car. There are two main floor systems used for large sheds. These include wood and concrete with concrete being the most popular because it…
By: Christopher Ford in  Home Improvement  >  Storage Garage   Sep 26, 2012  
1
  Likes: 3

Storage Shed Plans 12x16
If you are in need of storage shed plans 12x16 to meet your ever-growing space requirements, then you are in luck. With the number of options available on the market today, you are certain to find a design to meet your every need. From form to function, there is something…
By: VinceL in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Mar 19, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Get Organized With An 8x8 Storage Shed
An 8x8 storage shed is a great solution to free up much-needed space around the house or in the garage. However, these small but mighty buildings are not much use if not properly organized. Anyone who has gone out to purchase a new pair of garden gloves because they misplaced…
By: VinceL in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Jun 11, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Building Shed Plans
Before starting the actual project, we recommend you to read the local building codes with great care and to choose the garden shed plans that satisfy both your needs and the legal requirements. In addition, from our own experience, we consider that the location of the storage shed is very…
By: Jack Sander in  Home Improvement   May 10, 2012  
1
  Likes: 2

Find Garden Shed Building Plans Online! Search Tips
Searching for garden or storage shed building plans to construct that perfect shed in your in your backyard is probably one of the most important tasks. You might want to consider the benefits of exploring some of the outstanding sites on the internet. Since most sites show a huge variety…
By: Angus Martin in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Apr 18, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Can Gutter Cause Roof Leakages?
Gutters are an important part of every home and building. It ensures that rainwater is moved away from the building safely to a drainage area. In heavy rain and snowfall, gutters get blocked due to heavy flowing water and other dirt. This accumulated dirt on the gutter includes leaves, tree…
By: Vergese in  Home Improvement  >  Storage Garage   Mar 28, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Here Is A Method That Will Help Your Car Fit In The Garage
Is it possible that your garage is so cluttered that your car will not not fit inside? Are you afraid to open the garage door thinking that everything will fall out? Hopefully I will be able to give you some good suggestions to get that baby organized. The garage are…
By: William Chase in  Home Improvement  >  Storage Garage   Jan 31, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

How to Choose the Best Storage Sheds In Twin Falls Idaho
Now that the market offers many sizes and designs for storage sheds in Twin Falls Idaho, one can easily purchase one for their home, backyard, or garden. In fact, it might even be more difficult to find the things or style that you want rather than choosing from a lot…
By: John B. Fullworth in  Home Improvement  >  Storage Garage   Mar 22, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Replacement Garage Doors Phoenix, Why Investing In Cheaper Garage Doors Is Not A Good Idea
Garage doors can be bought at cheaper rates from various sources but is it a good idea to do so? After all it’s a question of your home’s security. Read on to find out why buying cheap garage door for garage door replacement isn’t such a bright idea. Why Investing…
By: calvinjhon in  Home Improvement  >  Storage Garage   Jul 07, 2014  
0
  Likes: 0

7 Safety Tips While Repairing Or Replacing Garage Door Springs
If you are looking to embark on a garage door spring repair job yourself, then you will need to be very careful. Performing maintenance on a garage can be quite dangerous, so it's important that you follow strict safety rules in order to make sure that your broken garage door…
By: Brett Stave7 in  Home Improvement  >  Storage Garage   Jun 23, 2015  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 3167    Report this Article