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04/02/2014 at 12:16

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 ?




04/02/2014 at 12:26

What's your shed built of Chris? 

04/02/2014 at 12:31

is the felt worn . no hedge rubbing on it ?

04/02/2014 at 12:38

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 !


04/02/2014 at 12:43

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

04/02/2014 at 12:56

What if I take out the carpet ?

04/02/2014 at 13:06

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.

04/02/2014 at 13:26

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

04/02/2014 at 13:35

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.

04/02/2014 at 13:56

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

04/02/2014 at 14:22

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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