How to Insulate Your Garden Shed

How to Insulate Your Garden Shed
If you have a shed in your garden, then, actually, you would like to spend a lot of time inside no matter what’s the weather.

Many people think that only a perfect weather can allow staying inside not to get too hot or cold. But there is a solution which will allow using your structure comfortably all year long – to insulate it.

Here are some ways to do it.

Isolation paper

Isolation paper is a high-quality material. It is energy efficient and too perfectly protects your shed structure from extreme heat, cold, damp, dust and even from wind noise. It is cost effective and easy to fix. This type of insulation is widely used in Australia as it can stand harsh Australian weather and lessens the usage of heating and cooling devices which cuts the electricity bills.

Bubble wrap

You can also use a pretty cheap way to insulate your garden shed. When using a bubble wrap you just need to measure the wall panels in your structure and cut the wrap to fit. Cover the strips to make sure all the gaps are sealed and then attach it to the frames of the shed, but not to the wall panel itself. Afterward, fix it in the place using the MDF on the panel. The only disadvantage of this type of insulation is that it doesn’t reduce the noise unlike the one mentioned above.

Fiberglass wool

Fiberglass wool is a perfect type of insulation, but you should be ready it won’t be too easy to install it. The first thing to do when installing the fiberglass wool is to protect yourself. Take a protective cover for your face and heavy-duty gloves for your hands.

First, stick a breathable membrane to the internal walls of your shed. Then put the fiberglass wool on the top and cover it with a hard piece of wood for the material to be completely covered. This type of material is a perfect choice if you use your garden shed as a workshop or an office as it has excellent sound-reducing properties.

Insulate windows and doors

Very often windows and doors are the causers of moisture let in. That’s why it’s quite important to have them to appropriately insulated like the walls are. To protect your garden shed from moisture you can use a foam filler around the windows and doors. Ensure all the gaps in the frames are filled. You can also use the liquid wool. Just let it dry before cutting the size.

Don’t forget about the floor!

This big part of the structure often remains without being insulated. Underfloor insulation helps to reduce heat loss by up to 40% in cold seasons. You can cover the floor in your shed with a breathable material first to prevent damp, and then lay a carpet on the top.