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Hello! I would like to give you the warmest welcome to my blog. My name is Pete and last year, I decided to carry out some home improvements. Somewhat foolishly, I decided to try and carry out the work myself. As you can imagine, it was a bit of a disaster as I do not have many skills. Thankfully, I have a friend who works in the construction and contracting service. He called in some of his friends who were able to come in and fix up the mess I had made. I am really pleased with the results so I thought I would write about it here.


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Upgrades to Consider for Your Farm Sheds

by Regina Barnett

If you have old farm sheds on your property, you may be looking at ways to renovate them and upgrade them. These upgrades may be for curb appeal, or they may be to make the shed more versatile for your needs. If you are looking at this type of renovation and upgrade, here are a few upgrades you can consider. These upgrades can add curb appeal as well as functionality to your farm sheds easily and quickly by using the right contractor.

Vinyl Siding 

If you have a traditional wood sided farm shed, you may want to upgrade the siding to vinyl. There are several advantages to this upgrade including the ability to offer more weatherproofing and reducing the chance of wood rot or wood damage from the elements. In addition to those two main benefits of upgrading to vinyl siding on your farm sheds, you can also add curb appeal by choosing the colour that best suits the rest of your property. Keep in mind, the vinyl siding available for farm sheds does range in a full spectrum of colours and can be specially ordered if necessary.

Guttering and Rain Collection

Rainwater collection is a huge step towards reducing the water costs on your property. With proper rainwater collection, you can use the water in your flower gardens, food production, for cleaning, and for other basic water needs where rainwater is ideal. By adding guttering and a rainwater collection runoff to a rainwater barrel, you can easily collect the water from the farm sheds while helping reduce erosion around the foundation of the farm sheds.

Insulation and Lighting

Some older farm sheds may not be insulated or have any lighting options. A simple upgrade, to make the farm sheds more functional, is to insulate the shed and to add lighting sources. The insulation can be placed and left exposed, or it can be covered with paneling or drywall of some kind. The insulation will help if you plan on creating a climate-controlled farm shed for storage of seasonal items, grains, food storage, or storage for animal feed. The lighting can be something very simple like recessed lighting or fluorescent lighting that can run on a low voltage transformer.

These are only three of the upgrades you can choose for your farm sheds. If you are ready to make these upgrades, contact your local home improvement store for the supplies or contact your area contractor. The contractor can help with scheduling and completing the upgrades for you.