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With summer quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to get out into the garden and make the most of the warm weather that’s sure to come our way (eventually!).

However, if you’re a bit of a green thumb, or at least have been in the past, and have an old shed just sat there looking a little bit weathered and worn, we think it’s time that you spruced it up a bit and make the most of the extra storage space that they can offer – reducing the clutter you probably have

Here are just 3 simple ways in which you can rejuvenate your old shed and give it a lease of life this summer!

Slather on the Wood Preserver

One sure way to start the process of getting your shed back to its former glory is to crack out a tin of wooden fence preserver.

If you’re lucky, you may have narrowly avoided experiencing parts of your wooden shed rotting if you have preserved the wood when you first got the shed. However, this doesn’t mean that your shed doesn’t need another coating a year or two down the line.

Many of the preservers that are available will help protect the wood of your shed from the elements, reducing the chances of rot and making it as waterproof as possible. We’d recommend choosing a day where the sun is shining to give your shed the best chance of drying and absorbing the preserver!

Look for any Roof Repairs

If you haven’t been inside your shed in a very long time, you probably won’t have noticed any leaks or holes appearing in the roof.

However, the weather can be pretty harsh, and the storms that we’ve been experiencing of late are proof that the weather can be relentless at times.

Before you even start to think about storing items in your shed – even if it’s currently empty – you need to make sure that the roof of your shed is still fully intact and isn’t leaking anywhere. Not only will this ensure that the interior of your shed remains dry, it will also make your shed a safer place to work in, as the roof won’t be rotting due to the damp, and neither will the floor!

A shed’s interior should never be damp, so make sure you’re checking all the joints and crevices for holes or cracks.


Your garden junk may be out of sight, out of mind, but you’re not utilising the full potential of your garden shed by hoarding mountains of junk that you’ll never touch again.

Pull all the items you have stored in your shed out and determine which ones are essential and which ones are just rubbish that you’ve held on to “just in case”. Then, it’s time to think about what you will be putting in the shed and determining how much room you have to play with.

If it’s looking like you’re going to need more storage, why not make use of the upper walls of your shed and install some durable shelving – you’ll be able to store more that way and you won’t be wasting any storage space!

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy your garden, so why not help yourself by sorting out our garden shed today?

Our knowledge and experience in installing high quality of garage doors means that our service is unrivalled, so if you’d like to find out how Ace Garage Doors can help you with your garage door needs, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today and we’ll be more than happy to help you.