Choosing Treated Wood over Untreated

Black Bear Shed Interior

There are many cases in which selecting treated wood over untreated wood can provide your shed with a significantly longer useful lifetime. One option we offer that makes us unique in the quality of sheds we offer is the feature of treated wood floors. Depending on the environment that your shed is placed in, floors can take a beating from the elements, rodents, and any spills or traffic the encounter in the course of their usefulness.

When you choose a treated floor, it provides you with several benefits: first, your floor will be protected against significant water damage, causing it to last quite a bit longer than its untreated counterpart in the event of snow, ice, or flooding. Secondly, your wood is no longer susceptible to pests such as termites and rodents. These factors can wreak havoc on your new shed, and choosing treated wood is a great way to mitigate these risks. Thirdly, your shed is significantly less likely to become susceptible to any mildew or condensation match in areas that are treated. Sheds can become susceptible to these elements, especially in the rainy spring or hot and muggy summer months.

While there is an additional cost for treated wood in many cases, the value you receive for the extra dollars makes this a smart option, and ensures that your shed will last and look great for years to come. For this reason, we always recommend treated wood if you’d like to customize. Ask us about the options!