Caring for your Log Cabin
Investing in log cabins is a great idea and they can be a beautiful addition to your garden, allowing you to spend even more time outside with your friends and family. However, you need to make sure that you know exactly what you have to do. Maintaining your new purchase is not difficult, but need so that it stands the test of time.
First of all, make sure that you treat it as soon as it is built. It can withstand anything that the great British weather chooses to throw at it. If you leave your cabin untreated, you will see it deteriorate so this is very important.
Log Cabin Treatment
Choosing the right kind of treatment is also important and there are several products to choose from. Make sure you find out which is the best for your particular cabin. Water-based treatments can be applied directly to the wood without a primer, while oil-based treatments soak into the timber and allow it to contract and expand. This is a great choice as these stains are more durable and you won’t need to redo it as often.
British winters can be quite harsh, so you need to keep an eye on your cabin throughout the colder months. Look out for any leaks or rain damage, make sure that you act quickly and fix any problems.
With just a little bit of care and attention from you, your cabin should last a very long time, so do some research to find out exactly what you need to do maintenance-wise.
For ideas on how to decorate your cabin once you’ve brought it home and had it built, have a look at the Houzz website, which has all sorts of tips and advice.