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[Shed Building Monthly] - How to fix a sagging shed door
March 08, 2018

Shed Building Monthly

Issue 57 - February 2018


It’s the beginning of March…it should be getting warmer. But it isn’t ….just yet. It really is still quite nippy out there.

This month the focus is on repair and maintenance after the damage caused by the winter snow, ice and wind.

A specific problem that affects many sheds is a sagging shed door. Many shed doors are of the board and batten type, with little if any bracing. So after a period the connections loosen and gravity pulls the outside edge of the door down. This can be very frustrating as the bolt that used to slide smoothly across to lock the door doesn’t anymore. And it can be difficult if not impossible to lock your shed.

There are a variety of solutions to this problem but the one I opted for was a steel tension cable. I have described how this works and a step by step guide to how to fix your sagging shed door here.

I mention at the end of the article that I have a few hardware kits left over. So if you have this problem drop me an email and I can send you a tension brace for £12.50 inc P&P (UK Only at the moment).

The issue of shed maintenance is an ongoing job and spotting problems before they become serious can really save a lot of time and money. The shed maintenance page has details of a simple system for spotting problems early. Further down the page are tips and techniques to help you fix any issues that arise once you have completed your shed build.

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