Building your own replacement wooden shed doors using a good set of plans will help anyone solve their biggest problem them self.
Shed Doors cause more trouble for the shed owner then anything else. Of course Mother Nature can cause a problem from severe wind and shingles getting blown off the roof but it won’t happen as often as shed door trouble.
Some people may complain about skylights leaking and that’s from improper installation and can be fixed by re-installing it the correct way. A properly installed skylight will not leak. But still, doors remain as the biggest problem.
The trouble starts with poor construction of the original door and is multiplied by the shed owner not taking proper care of an already poor quality door. Another main contributor to problematic shed doors is the settling of the shed. Sheds are heavy and will settle into the ground throwing the plumb of the door opening off which results in hard to open and close doors.
When this happens, extra force is used to open and close them and that loosens all the fasteners that hold the doors together resulting in a door that appears to be falling apart.
Even though shed doors cause headaches that no one wants, bad doors is not a reason to get rid of the shed. The shed is basically built like a house with studded walls and if the roof is kept in good shape and the shed is painted for protection, it will last a long time.
Because of this, it makes a lot of sense to keep the doors repaired or to replace them when needed. Good doors will keep the value of the shed from going down and will add security to the items you have stored.
A good set of shed door plans will have a material, hardware and tools needed list to show you what you’ll be undertaking before you start. They should also have a step by step plan that will explain how to cut the wood and the sizes needed for the various parts.
They should also have a step by step plan that explains how to build the frame of the door and how to install the trim pieces as well as how to install the hardware. There may be a good chance your existing hardware is still good so don’t throw any of them away unless they are broken beyond repair or usability.
And last but not least the shed plans should explain how to install your new wooden shed doors. A good set of plans should cost in the range of 20 dollars and be able to be instantly downloaded in just a few minutes after purchase.
Protect the value of your property and replace rotten, sagging and un-secure doors before the bad weather sets in..