This can be fairly inconvenient and become a bit of a challenge to install yourself. You would need to either find gutters that will fit your shed dimensions perfectly and hope they also attach easily without damaging the current design.
However, the GOOD NEWS is that there is a large range of quality DIY Garden sheds that have gutter solutions! They have been engineered to support water runoff WITHOUT the need for guttering.
This article has been prepared to explain how the engineers have designed the sheds for water runoff as well as to go over some common questions and answers regarding guttering for gardens Sheds.
What Gutter Solutions for Garden Sheds Have?
Garages and carports are large buildings with large surface areas which is why they require the assistance of gutters and downpipes during wet weather.
Garden Sheds, on the other hand, are smaller and so adding extra features such as gutters to assist can clutter and not work with the engineered design so they come with an inbuilt solution.
When building your DIY Garden Sheds you will notice some space between the trim and the sheeting overhanging the walls.. this is no ‘accident’.
Let me explain…
Some garden sheds have a flat roof and when it rains, the water will flow away in the sheeting ridges towards the front and back before running off between the overhanging roof and trim.
A gable roof peaks in the centre and aids rapid rain run off to either side and also seep and run through the edge of the sheeting and the trim to make sure there is no build-up.
A sloping or skillion roof works the same but only in one direction. The water will run off to one end where the roof slopes and run through the sheeting edge and trim with no trouble.
Also, it is recommended to make sure to clear any debris and leaves during or after heavy rain so the water can flow freely.
What Products do Come With Gutters?
In general, gutter systems are only available in large building kits such as farm sheds, garages, and carports.
We do have ONE unique shed design that has a guttering system, the modern Smartlocker.
When shopping for a Garden shed is it worth asking the supplier if the products they provide are designed to handle water runoff efficiently before making a purchase.