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23 April 2019
A summerhouse is such a nice addition to your home and if insulated correctly it’s a space that can be enjoyed all year round. Insulating a summerhouse isn’t that different to how you would insulate your garden shed and has the added benefit of keeping any furniture or fabrics inside your summer house safe from the elements.
How to properly insulate a summerhouse roof might seem like a big job to take on yourself but it is doable. You can insulate the roof of your summerhouse with felt bought from a DIY shop.
To do this you’ll need felt, felt nails, wood nails and felt adhesive. Take off the wooden panels on the roof and put them to one side. Measure the roof and cut your felt with a little overhang, nail it down into place around the edges and then stick it down with the felt adhesive. Then replace the wooden panels and tidy it up a bit. This is a cost effective and easy way to insulate your summerhouse roof.
If your summerhouse is already fitted it’s not as easy to insulate the floor. However, if your flooring is easily removable you may be able to. You can buy insulation sheets from any DIY shop and all you need to do is cut these sheets to size, add a slight gap from the floor using a 25mm x 25mm wooden frame to create a cavity between the outside flooring and the insulation.
Fit the insulation sheets into the floor and secure them into place. Repeat all across the floor and then put your summerhouse flooring back on over the top of the insulation.
You might feel like your summerhouse does not need to be totally re-insulated and instead might choose to cover up any cracks and ensuring all gaps are filled will go along way in helping your summerhouse stay insulated.
For draughts on windows or doors you can buy expanding foam. Expanding foam can be applied around the windows or doors where there are small gaps. Alternatively you can use adhesive rubber draught excluders fitted to your doors and windows. For larger draughts and gaps under doors, invest in a door brush that includes a draught excluder.
You could also consider buying a uPVC summer house. uPVC stands for un-plasticised polyvinyl chloride and is a material often used by builders. The material is super strong and incredibly safe. In fact dentists use the material in mouth guards! uPVC summerhouses have really good insulation due to not using any wood. Thanks to uPVC not eroding there will be next to no chance of draughts or damp and it means your summerhouse will withstand the test of time.
With 37 stores nationwide, we have a fantastic display of summerhouses and other garden buildings for you to explore. For more information, and to find your nearest store, take a look at our online store finder.
Posted by Matt Jordan