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Shed Kit Storage and Care Guide

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Shed Kit Storage and Care Guide

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The durability and performance of your shed materials, particularly the steel components, can be significantly influenced by how they are stored and cared for prior to installation.

In this shed kit storage and care guide, you’ll find helpful tips on general shed kit storage and information on how to store important materials such as steel, sheeting, and PVC downpipes. We have also included a best practices guide on how to handle roller doors.

From protecting against the elements to ensuring your steel sheets remain in pristine condition, follow our comprehensive guidelines to maximise the longevity and quality of your shed components.

Your investment deserves the utmost care, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

General Shed Kit Storage and Care

Direct sunlight and weather conditions such as rain, dew and snow will impact the life of your shed materials. Store your shed kit off the ground and undercover if you plan to store if for more than a few weeks.

If you are unable to store it undercover, use timbers to keep packs off the ground and cover with a large tarp. If possible, store the screws/fasteners undercover as they are packed in cardboard boxes that will deteriorate in the weather.

Check the shed kit regularly to ensure there is no water pooling on the shed material – particularly the sheeting.

Steel Storage and Care

Your steel will be delivered stacked and strapped in bundles. To ensure your steel remains in the best condition, we recommend;

  • Keep your sheets or bundles stacked neatly as they are delivered.
  • Keep clear of the ground using evenly spaced timbers, pallets or similar.
  • Where possible, stack sheet bundles on timbers with one side higher than the other so that the pack is on an angle. This will allow condensation to run off the pack rather than pooling on top.
  • Cover using a tarp to protect from rain and moisture.
  • If you’re in an area prone to heavy rain or flooding, be sure to store this on higher or raised ground.
  • Take care if moving your kit at any time with a forklift or similar equipment.

Left uncovered, moisture can be drawn into stacked sheeting, and over time, cause stains, blistering or deterioration of the Zinc or Colorbond coating and decreasing the life expectancy of the material. If you find that your sheeting has become weather affected, we recommend you separate the sheets to dry, restack and cover with a large tarp.

If water/moisture build up is likely to reoccur, we recommend you move the material to a covered area. We understand this isn’t possible in many cases – monitoring the conditions and securing coverings will help!

We have found that wet storage stains can occur from condensation alone – even in dry weather. Keep the product dry to reduce the risks of water damage and keep storage time to a minimum.

For more information on how to store and maintain your BlueScope Steel, click here.

For more information on the warranty of your BlueScope Steel, click here. 

PVC Downpipe Storage and Care

Our PVC pipes are delivered in plastic wrap to contain and protect them during delivery. When your kit is delivered, we recommend;

  • Remove any plastic wrap. Over time, coverings such as plastic wrap greatly increase the temperature around the PVC downpipe and can cause a singed-like stain.
  • Remove any strapping.
  • Keep off the ground using timbers, pallets or similar.
  • If storing for more than a couple of months, cover using hessian or similar to allow for airflow and protect from exposure.
Roller Door Storage and Care

Our roller doors are delivered either direct to the ground or on a pallet in cardboard and plastic wrap. It is best to have the roller doors delivered to the location you will be storing them, as moving them is likely to cause denting. On delivery, we recommend;

  • Keep roller doors in all existing packaging to protect from the weather and conditions.
  • Store horizontally i.e. directly on the ground or on a pallet.
  • Do not store anything on top of the roller door as this can cause dents.
  • Do not move them unless absolutely necessary. Dents are often caused by forks hitting the packaging.

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