How to Insulate Your Shed

Sheds do a lot of the hard work of keeping water and rain away from your bike and other shed contents. When it comes to keeping out more extreme temperatures, though, they could use a little help. If you’re concerned about heat, cold, or humidity, insulation will help. Follow these tips for choosing an insulation material and getting the job done!

Shed Insulation Materials & Installation

You have a few options when it comes to insulating your shed, each with its pros and cons.

  • Fibreglass insulation – You’ll usually be able to buy this in rolls at hardware stores. It’s inexpensive and easy to install yourself. However, you’ll need protective equipment to put it in since fibreglass can be harmful. It’s best used if sandwiched between the shed wall and sheets of plywood.
  • Bubble wrap – Bubble wrap is the least expensive option. It’s very easy to purchase in large quantities, and you can put it up with nails or staples.
  • Spray foam – This option is more expensive and might be difficult to do on your own, but if you want the most airtight insulation this is your best choice.
  • Plywood – You can use plywood as a relatively inexpensive and easy insulation for the walls and/or the shed floor, making it one of the more versatile options. Whether you install it on the walls or floor, use a sealant to close the gaps.
  • Carpet – Use extra carpet to insulate the shed floor. Just make sure you put down a waterproof or breathable membrane before installing.


You’ll get the most out of your shed by adding in some extra insulation. There are plenty of options, ranging from inexpensive and easy to DIY, like bubble wrap, to more expensive and complicated choices, such as spray foam. Pick the option that best suits your needs and budget and you’ll have your shed ready in no time!

C and S Sheds are happy to offer our customers a number of options for outdoor insulated buildings. We currently offer these in two thicknesses (25mm & 40mm) and will be happy to advise on which option will suit your personal needs. Give us a call or get in touch using the contact page to discuss which thickness is most suited for your requirements.