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?

Comments for Making shed doors last in the rain.

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 09, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Shed Door Questions.

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.
How to build a shed with easy diy shed plans.
Pictures and testimonials from happy shed plan buyers.

Recent Articles

  1. Use these shed ideas to build your dream shed.

    Dec 04, 22 06:52 AM

    These shed ideas will help inspire you to build that perfect shed you need.

    Read More

  2. Shed Roof Gambrel, How to Build a Shed, Shed Roof

    Dec 02, 22 10:56 AM

    Follow these easy steps to building your shed roof gambrel style. How to build a shed using prebuilt gambrel or barn style trusses for your shed roof.

    Read More

  3. What Is a Shed House Exactly

    Dec 01, 22 06:20 AM

    Your question of what is a shed house is a great question! A shed house can be a granny flat, backyard guest house, tiny house and more.

    Read More

My You Tube Videos

All my tube videos.