Log cabins are often long-term investments, so it is important to always be on top of maintaining them. Simple, regular inspections can identify problems early such as wood cracking. Read on for some of our top tips for maintaining the appearance of your log cabin.
Watch out for cracks
Chinking bespoke log cabins involves sealing any gaps between the wooden planks. This prevents insects and dirt from getting into the interior which can in turn cause irreversible damage. Identifying mould and rot is essential and immediate action is necessary if any is spotted. A mixture of water and bleach dabbed onto the area with a cloth may be used to deal with this issue.
Keep an eye on the roof
The roof is a major element of the cabin, so looking out for leaks or missing tiles should be embedded into these regular conservation activities. Immediate action must be undertaken if any problems are identified; removing heavy snow or high levels of greenery from the roof and canopy is also important. Eliminating build-ups of dirt and leaves from guttering will help avoid blockages, floods and damage to the structure.
Have a cleaning routine
One of the easiest ways to maintain a log cabin is implementing a regular cleaning regime. This could involve scrubbing the internal floors and walls. Outside, removing ivy or other plants which are too close to the cabin can help avoid wood damage and high levels of moisture getting into the wood.
Smaller jobs should also be routinely carried out, and these can include tasks like garden upkeep and re-staining wood. Our team at Logspan can advise you on how to protect your log cabins, so give us a call today to discuss further.