It is easy to avoid common issues when owning log cabins. Read on to find out some of the most common problems owners face, and how to deal with them.
Contraction is perhaps one of the most frequent complications, although this is a natural part of the settling in period. Having sufficient treatment added to the planks before the build should help to deal with this issue. Green wood should always be avoided too. Expansion is the opposite dilemma; this can be minimised by having plenty of ventilation and adding damp proofing membranes in the appropriate places.
Too much moisture in log cabins and barbeque sheds can lead to mould, so it is imperative that not only the wood on the outside is treated, but also the internals planks. Using the best quality materials for the roof is also a key part of keeping the building damp-free. Another potential headache is if the wooden planks split or crack. The easiest way to avert this is to ensure that any outdoor huts and gazebos are built on a perfectly flat base. If minor cracking does occur, these can be easily treated with a wood filler.
UV rays can cause damage to wooden slats of log cabins making them weak and damaged so adding a UV protection every two years is an easy way to prevent this from happening. Storm braces and the right positioning of the structure in more sheltered areas will prevent storm and adverse weather damage.
At Logspan, we can advise you on how to keep your log cabin in tip top condition, so give us a call today.