Friday, 6 September 2013

Shed Refurbishment

Thursday was another lovely September day although it wasn't quite as warm as yesterday.

Our allotment shed needed some refurbishment work to prepare it for the worst of the winter weather. Last winter’s gales ripped the felting off the roof and I was forced to make some temporary repairs to make the shed waterproof. The repair almost worked but there were a couple of places where water could find its way under the repair.
I thought it looked like a good repair job at the time but the elements thought differently. The inside of the shed got some TLC after last week’s break in. Incidentally we've had more break-ins on Wednesday night but fortunately we escaped any more damage. The only option to repair the shed roof properly was to re-felt the whole roof. It’s best to do this on a warm day as the felt sheeting is more pliable when it’s warm but dealing with the bitumen sealant is always going to be a messy job.
I'm pleased to say that the shed does now have its new felt covering so I'm hoping that this will stop the water leaks.
I'm not going to have to wait long to test out whether my repair is waterproof or not as it started raining early on Friday morning and is still raining steadily by mid morning with 15.0mm so far. 

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. Rain headed this way as well I think, but it has been very dry. The grass has dried up again, much to the disappointment of the guinea pigs. My shed leaks, but I think it is beyond me to repair it. Your repair looks very professional, I'm sure it will be fine.

    1. We got a good downpour today. Should be good for garden and plot. I'll find out if my repair actually kept the rain out next time we visit the plot.


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