Deciding to purchase a log cabin is a long-term investment. It is, therefore, important to take steps in increasing the longevity of your garden cabin room. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways in which you can do this.
One of the most important things you can do to maintain your bespoke log cabin is to keep it dry. Failing to do so could lead to wood damage, rot or split planks. In order to keep your outdoor huts and gazebos dry, you may find it useful to construct the cabin on a plinth or freeboard, which will help keep the main parts of the structure away from the ground. This will help prevent any subsequent dampness that could seep in through the floor and walls of your cabin.
The decking of log cabins should be adequately flashed to prevent any water seepages. It is common for cabins to have no flashing, however to ensure your cabin's durability, this is not a step to be missed. The flashing process should be completed to the highest standards to increase your cabin’s robustness.
Keeping windows sealed is another crucial step. One option is to have them slightly angled away from the walls, so rainwater does not end up pooling on their surfaces.
Log cabins should have caulking and chinking to seal any gaps in the planks of wood. Areas of the log cabins which have not yet been treated with a waterproof coating must have good quality sealants, which are often made from an acrylic latex.
For more information on purchasing your dream cabin, contact our friendly team at Logspan today.