To help you maintain the longevity and performance of your new farm shed, we’ve provided this maintenance page. It outlines 6 key areas that will require your attention to keep your shed in pristine condition.

1. Gutter

Regular maintenance of your shed's gutters is crucial.

Cleaning them on a regular basis will prevent debris buildup in the bottom of the gutter, which can trap moisture and lead to potential rusting over time.

If your shed is located near trees, we recommend flushing out the gutters at least annually. Otherwise, a cleaning every two years should suffice.

2. Wire Bracing

The cross bracing on both walls and the roof is essential for structural integrity.

However, because it consists of wire cables, they may stretch over time.

To maintain tension, simply turn the center body of each turnbuckle as needed. Additionally, periodically check the cable clamps holding the bracing to ensure they are tight and that the bracing hasn't slipped, causing it to lose tension.

3. Footings

Your shed's stability relies on proper footing maintenance.

Ensure that water is directed away from the footings. If the soil around the footing erodes, it can compromise stability.

Keep an eye on downpipes, directing water away from the footings or into a tank. Check PVC elbow joints for leaks near footings, and prevent natural ground water runoff from pooling around them.

4. Base of the Wall Cladding at Ground Level

Prevent moisture-related corrosion by not allowing debris or green matter to accumulate against the base of the wall cladding.

Regularly clear any buildup to maintain the integrity of the cladding's edge.

5. Door Guides & Tracks

Ensuring the safety and proper functionality of your sliding and roller doors is crucial.

To prevent any mishaps caused by strong winds, always secure both ends of sliding doors within the door guides when they are not in use, whether they are fully open or fully closed. This precautionary measure will safeguard against the potential for doors to be caught by the wind and blown off their tracks.

Additionally, keeping the tracks and guides clean and free of obstructions is essential for smooth door operation. Please refrain from leaning objects against the doors to maintain their integrity and functionality effectively. Your attention to these details will help keep your shed's doors in excellent condition.

6. Fibreglass Skylight Sheets

The skylight sheets in your Action shed are constructed from a robust and durable fibreglass reinforced polymer.

This material is known for its strength, resistance to shattering, and immunity to rot or rust. However, to ensure that your building receives the maximum amount of natural light, occasional cleaning is necessary.

Over time, mildew and lichen can accumulate on the fibreglass surface. To remedy this, a simple cleaning routine is recommended. Use water and a broom, or opt for a pressure washer, to wash away any buildup and maintain the clarity of your skylight sheets. This will keep your shed filled with abundant, natural light.

We hope this information helps you maintain your farm shed effectively. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team at Action Steel.

We are here to support you in ensuring that your new shed continues to meet your needs and expectations.

Maintenance Safety Clause
In all maintenance activities related to your farm shed, safety is paramount. Please follow these essential safety guidelines:
1. Use Necessary Safety Equipment: Always utilize the appropriate safety equipment when conducting maintenance tasks. This includes but is not limited to gloves, eye protection, and appropriate clothing.
2. Working at Heights: When working at heights, strictly adhere to safety guidelines for ladders. Ensure they are stable, on level ground, and used as intended.
3. Front End Loader or Tractor Use: If working at heights from a front end loader or tractor, utilize a man cage designed for safe elevation. Do not take risks by standing on the equipment’s bucket or any other unsafe practices.
4. Roof Access Caution: Exercise caution when accessing the roof for cleaning skylights or gutters. Ensure that you have proper footing and consider the use of safety harnesses if necessary.

Your safety and well-being are of utmost importance to us. By following these safety measures, you can maintain your farm shed effectively while minimizing any potential risks. If you have any questions or concerns about safety procedures or equipment, please reach out to our team for guidance.