Making shed doors last in the rain.

by Catherine Bennett
(Portland, OR USA)




I have a lean to shed that sits on the ground. There is a cement pad underneath.
The overhang of the roof is insufficient and the shed doors get wet, very wet.
How can I replace the doors (last time it was plywood, and that didn't work), to last?

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Making your shed doors waterproof
by: John from Shedking

Hi Catherine,

I can see where this is going to be an on going problem for you.

First off, I would rebuild your shed doors out of a material that is more weather resistant. I recommend using a product called 'Smartside' siding panels.

This product comes in 1/2"x4'x8' panels or sheets and I have consistently used it for all my shed building projects.

It comes already primed so all you have to do is put a finish coat of paint on it.

I built a chicken coop out of this material for my grandson about 7 years ago and never got around to painting it and do you know it is still in good shape!

You can find these smartside panels at your local lowes or home depot stores.

Hope this helps you out and good luck.

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