Having a garden cabin room is a great way of enjoying outdoor living all year round. It is important, therefore, to preserve your log cabins so they last as long as possible. One of the key times to start cold weather preparations is just before the winter season starts.
Adverse weather conditions such as rain and snow have a detrimental effect on outdoor huts and gazebos, so taking steps to avoid this is crucial. One of the first tasks is to remove any mould or dirt that has built up over the months.
Reapplying wood preservatives is the next step and, often, several coats are needed to fully protect the woodwork of your garden room. This is especially true in the UK, where winters can be damp and wet. The exterior walls and patio areas are the most important parts for this step, and the roof must also be checked.
While applying the wood preserver, you may come across some cracks and gaps in the planks, which often happens when the wood contracts. Filling in these gaps with silicones or sheep wool is important, to avoid further damage from occurring on your garden cabin room or barbeque lodge.
The windows of your log cabins must also be re-sealed if necessary, and the roof must also be thoroughly examined. Damp patches should be treated immediately, and you should make sure that the guttering is secure and clear of any debris.
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