Shed repairs are one of the numerous handyman services offered by a professional cleaning company, in addition to cabinet installation/removal/refacing, carpentry – molding installation, ceiling repair, drywall repair/installation, ceramic tile installation/repair, curtain, shower doors, mirrors, pictures, frames hanging, decks repairs, fence fixing, door installation/repair, dryer vent installation/cleaning, flooring installation/repair, insulation installation, small remodeling & updating projects (basements, bathrooms, kitchens), shelf installation, storage areas, window installation, and window screens repairs. Although not the most common since not all people own sheds, they are useful since they can greatly extend this outbuilding’s life.
By reading this article further, you will find out how an expert in handyman services deals with shed repairs. He works for Home & Business Services – HBSOnTime.com, a family-owned local company operating in the Greater Fredericksburg Area, VA since 2013. “Many customers ask us if shed repairs are worth it or if they should replace the outbuilding altogether. Of course, safety is the number one priority, but they also have to consider saving money. This decision is not an easy one to take, but some factors could help. First of all, the age of the shed: if it’s older than 15 to 20 years, we would recommend replacing it entirely”, the highly-trained expert states.
“Secondly, we check the shed quality. If it’s a cheap and shaky one, we advise our clients to buy a new one, but if it’s firm and sturdy, it can be repaired. Ultimately, it’s the decision of each client if they want an upgrade. Last but not least, another important factor to consider is the nature of the problem. If it’s something unimportant, such as an aesthetic defect, it shouldn’t be too hard to repair it. However, if we are talking about a structural problem, both literally and figuratively, it’s clear that the only solution is to replace it”, the expert in handyman services says.
Specifically, the Home & Business Services employee enumerated some of the issues that can be quite easily fixed during shed repairs. “The door trim has a primarily cosmetic role and isn’t too important. On the other hand, if roof shingles are missing, they should be replaced immediately, otherwise, the roof will leak and mold will start to form. If there are serious roof leaks, though, the shed should be replaced entirely. Also, if some windows are damaged, it’s quite easy fix, you just need to find the right-sized windows. Last but not least, if you notice non-serious mold, it could also be removed in individual patches”, the professional in handyman services said.
He also mentioned a few major problems that could lead to the need of replacing the shed entirely. “If we are talking about serious roof leaks, wall leaks after it rains, or if the shed floor is cracked, these are all clear signs that the shed can’t be safely repaired, and it should be replaced. Also, if there is serious mold infestation, the same thing has to be done”, the handyman services expert warned.