What to do if Your Shed is Suddenly Full of Water

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What to do if your shed is suddenly full of water

The first thing to do is don’t panic! Remove any items from the shed to prevent any water damage while the issue is being fixed. It is very common for metal sheds to suffer from condensation due to the nature of the material. However, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost! Asgard sheds are designed with a number of condensation reducing features. It may be a simple mistake that’s triggering condensation.


So, what is condensation?

Condensation is the change of water from its gaseous form (water vapor) into liquid water. Condensation generally occurs in the atmosphere when warm air rises, cools and loses its capacity to hold water vapor. It's not all bad news though.

Asgard sheds are designed to beat condensation. Each shed features a hidden ventilation system. Depending on the model, these are a combination of hidden ventilation holes in the roof eaves, fully ventilated fascia’s and/or fully ventilated side panels.

Each of these ventilation systems has been designed into every Asgard metal shed, specifically to allow airflow inside the shed even when the shed is fully locked. This internal airflow helps to regulate the temperature inside the shed so it is similar to the outside – no dramatic difference in temperature means little or no condensation inside your shed.

Asgard sheds and condensation
Ventilated side panels on Asgard metal sheds

Check for gaps

Check for leaks – are there any gaps in the roof or around the other panels? All Asgard sheds are built from the inside out with all fixtures and fittings on the inside, the joints on an Asgard shed are interlocking so there should be no gaps showing. So, if you stand inside you shed and can see daylight, there is a problem!

Use the silicone provided for extra protection

During the delivery of our bigger sheds [Centurion, Gladiator, Flexistore], you will notice we supply a tube of silicone sealant in each installation pack. Apply this to the roof joints under the capping. This is an extra precaution in case water is squeezed through in extreme weather. Please note, our Asgard small sheds [Access, Annexe, Addition, etc.] feature folded and welded single piece bases and lids and do not require silicone.

Location of your shed

Keep shed away from heavy foliage and trees

It may sound like something simple, but the location is key to avoiding condensation in a metal shed. Situating your metal shed away from heavy foliage and trees will help to reduce condensation build-up inside your shed.

Plantlife mists in the early hours, so it literally introduces moisture to the area and will almost certainly lead to condensation. We would also recommend avoiding building your shed too close to walls or anywhere near domestic pipes such as central heating vents, as they can also encourage moisture.


Hot or wet equipment

Another pointer to prevent condensation build-up is to avoid putting items that may still be hot from use or wet from being outdoors. Make sure to wipe down all items before storing them in your metal shed and wait for tools, motorcycles, and other items to cool down first before storing them.

If you’re still unsure about where to put your metal shed and the ventilation options available on each Asgard shed, you can find out more on our condensation page. Additionally, our customer service team and chatbot, Ida, are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you may have about Asgard sheds.

Wait for motorcycles to cool before storing
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