Our Power Apex garden sheds have a small ventilation gap at the top of the apex under the roof overhang for ventilation. The roof overhang protects the shed from water ingress but innovatively allows condensation to escape.
Our Power Pent garden sheds can be ventilated under the roof overhang on the low side. However, you would need to ensure you do not install the low side soffit on the underside of the roof if you do want ventilation. We supply the low side soffit as some customers want the gap covering, but either way is fine.
Why Shed Ventilation is Important
Airflow is important to both the longevity and overall comfort inside of your shed. Proper airflow is required to prevent mildew and chemical fume buildup. If mildew is allowed to build this can lead to shed walls slowly rotting, stored goods to smell and grow mold and electrical equipment to degrade. Whilst fumes from chemicals such as fuels, solvents and pesticides can lead to sickness in humans and pets.
Airflow is also important for the overall comfort of your shed. Good airflow provides better temperature control and an overall drier atmosphere, making time spent inside your shed a more pleasant experience.
Shed ventilation is key to preventing these concerns especially in smaller sheds due to the lesser volume of air inside.
If you would like to further ventilate your shed we have compiled a list of different options you can take.
Wall vents are one of the most popular ways to induce good air circulation. Once installed they provide a healthy supply of air into and out of the shed. You could even opt for multiple wall vents to maximise airflow.
Venting skylights not only offer fresh air into your shed but also another light source. There are different designs of venting skylights such as openable windows or fixed vents that protect the inside of your shed from the weather elements while promoting airflow.
Power Gable Vent
Power gable vents are a great way of providing airflow whilst being able to control and reduce flow as you wish. For example in the colder months you may want less airflow if you were spending long periods inside your shed.