Properly build storage sheds Aroona with a wood floor is assembled about 4 inches off the ground. It is built this way to have proper air flow under the floor and to keep the floor dry.
However, this space under the shed can be home to skunks, rabbits and pests. If that happens, it can cause damage to your shed as small animals will look for food and make way inside the storage shed. You will want small animals away from your shed.
The best thing to do to keep small animals from setting up house under your shed is placing a wire screen around the perimeter. This will keep the animals while maintaining air circulation. Here's how to install wire screen around the shed perimeter.
Purchase the screen at your local home improvement store.
Dig a 6-inch trench around the shed. The measure of the wire screen depends on the distance between the bottom of your siding to the bottom of the trench.
Leave the wire screen in the roll, measure then cut it with a circular saw. You will have to be careful when cutting the wire screen. Use protective glasses or safety goggles as little pieces of the screen may shoot at you while cutting.
If you don't feel confident using a circular saw, use a wire cutter or tin snip. Unroll the screen and cut it to the height required. You will need the help of another person for this job and be careful of the sharp edges.
Installing the screen starting at the front left side of your shed. Bring it around the front and down the right-hand side. For quick fastening of the screen, use an air powered roof staple gun. If you don't have this tool, you can use any type of galvanized fastener you can find at your local home improvement store.
Once the wire screen is secured, tuck it down into the trench and back fill. You may opt to enhance its look by adding vinyl lattice. Cut it to size and screw it in. Use galvanized or stainless screws.
Installing wire screen around the shed will keep out any animal.