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Is an Insulated Shed Worth It?

By SchwebAdmin

When shopping for a shed, you’ll frequently come across insulation add-ons or pre-built sheds with insulation already installed. You may wonder if insulation is really needed for a storage shed, or if it’s just an extra expense. So, should you insulate your shed? Check out the benefits of insulated sheds below to decide if adding insulation is right for you.

Insulated Sheds Use Less Electricity

Insulated sheds save electricity by preventing temperature-controlled air from leaking out of your shed. If you run a fan, air conditioner, or heater in an uninsulated shed, the cool or warm temperatures won’t stay inside your shed. Without insulation, the space you are in cannot maintain comfortable temperatures as there is no barrier preventing air from escaping or leaking inside.

Because you can’t maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature inside an uninsulated shed, your air conditioner and/or heater will be working overtime to keep up. This will greatly increase your energy use and electric bill.

Insulation Keeps You Comfortable

Storage isn’t the only reason you should insulate your shed. If you plan on using your shed as a mancave, she shed, home office, cabin, or other type of hobby building, you’ll definitely want insulation. As mentioned earlier, insulation maintains your desired temperature inside your storage building. This is a necessity for a hobby shed or home office that will be used on a regular basis. Without a comfortable environment that protects you against excessive heat or freezing temperatures, you won’t be able to function well in your space and will run a higher risk of getting sick.

In addition to keeping you comfortable and healthy, insulation can also dampen outside noise. This is especially important if you want to use your shed as a home office. Not only does this help you focus by quieting outside noise, but it also helps your neighbors by keeping you quiet as well.

Insulation Prevents Mold & Mildew

By adding insulation to your shed, you’re protecting your shed interior and storage against temperature changes, humidity, and moisture in the air. This in turn prevents mold and mildew growth. No matter the use of your shed, you don’t want mold and mildew inside it. If you will be routinely using this space for hours on end, the presence of mold in your workspace can cause both short-term and long-term health issues. In contrast, even if your shed is only used for storage, mold and mildew can spread among your storage and destroy items. By adding insulation to your shed, you are protecting your health and your storage.

Certain Items Need Insulated Storage

If you plan on storing items like paint, electronics, instruments, or wood furniture then your shed should be insulated. With insulation protecting your storage against humid conditions, metal items in your shed are less likely to rust. Additionally, an insulated shed is secure against drastic temperature changes, so any wood items in storage are less likely to warp, expand, or shrink.

If the cost of adding insulation is holding you back, consider what the costs would be of throwing out, replacing, or repairing items stored improperly in an uninsulated shed. Insulating your shed is an investment that you’ll be glad you made in the long run.

Are you in the market for an insulated shed? At Raber, insulation can be added to all sheds and cabins regardless of siding material, style, or size. Contact us today to start designing your decades-lasting, high-quality storage building.