By keeping on top of minor repairs, log cabins can be maintained for many years so that they remain watertight and fresh. Some of the most common tasks of any overhaul include replacing older wooden planks. Any sign of rot or damp should prompt a quick removal and replacement. Fascia boards similarly should be replaced if there are any signs of moisture.
Other important tasks could include checking the metalwork, like hinges and brackets on outdoor huts and gazebos for signs of rust and replacing any damaged ones. These are relatively easy tasks and will help avoid breakages in the future.
It is common for guttering to become loose or misaligned, especially after storms and high winds. Resecuring and straightening these keeps log cabins free from dampness and flooding. Simple-but-essential maintenance could also include replacing old cladding; areas around the bottom part of log cabins or barbeque sheds are most at risk from cladding degradation.
To keep log cabins secure, ineffective locks and bolts must be replaced with much more hardy, immovable padlocks. A straightforward exercise such as this will keep the structure safe and free from thefts and break ins. Gaps in door and window frames must be identified as quickly as possible and sealed immediately. A myriad of issues will be avoided if this is done, ranging from drafts to wood rot.
When you call us at Logspan today, we can help you find a log cabin and offer advice that allows you to maintain it to the highest of standards.