While summer might feel like lightyears away, when it comes to looking after your log cabins, it’s always best to think ahead.
Summertime is one of the best times to take a look at your log cabins and assess any damage, repairs and small tasks that can be carried out. It would be worthwhile talking a camera and notepad with you when completing your inspection for reference, and to show to any tradespeople if necessary.
The exterior of your outdoor huts and gazebos should be cleared of all debris that may have gathered during the winter months. This can include fallen branches, rotten vegetation and dead plants. It is important to complete this job to avoid pests like insects and small mammals. If large amounts of insects like ants are seen inside the wood, then the area should be treated straight away.
Another important task is to clean the wooden planks of your garden cabin room, both inside and out. Lichen and mould should be scraped off, and a log washing solution mix used to clean every part of the wood from top to bottom. Any cleaning products must be rinsed afterwards, and the wood properly sealed and finished. A re-stain may also be appropriate to freshen up the appearance of the wood.
Each corner of a garden office cabin must be inspected closely. Look out for any exposed timbers, vents or other parts of the cabin that indicate signs of damage, and immediately seal gaps and splits.
If you’re considering purchasing a log cabin, or have any questions regarding these structures, reach out to our friendly team at Logspan today.