Excessive dampness in shed

I have a shed which is a bit damp ... although I have checked for leaks in the roof etc. the roof has gone green.

I have put a carpet down in the shed ... is there any possibility that this is keeping it warm and any dampness in the shde cannot escape ?

Thanks

 

Chris

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,730

    What's your shed built of Chris? 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,156

    is the felt worn . no hedge rubbing on it ?

  • Chris 7Chris 7 Posts: 102

    Built of wood and about a year old.  Small and butting onto a brick garage (but not touching it).

    No as its only a year old the felt is still new ... I've checked it for leaks and it seems fine !

    Chris

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,730

    My guess is condensation - perhaps some insulation in the roof might help?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Chris 7Chris 7 Posts: 102

    What if I take out the carpet ?

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    If the carpet is latex backed, the floor won't be able to 'breathe'. Just try rolling the carpet up and leave it to stand for a week or two.

  • Chris 7Chris 7 Posts: 102

    OK ... thankyou all very much ... I'll remove the carpet and see what happens !

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,750

    I'd agree with the others Chris. If there are no obvious leaks, it's likely to be damp air and the carpet will just absorb it. Artjak's suggestion is a good one, or maybe even take the carpet out altogether for a while (if you can) and see if it helps.image

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,246

    Have you got a good air gap between the ground and the wooden floor?

  • AtillaAtilla Posts: 1,493

    Open the door and window if you can to allow the temperature inside and out to remain similar. Condensation and trapped moist air can cause the shed to feel damp.

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