Summer may just about be hanging on a little longer, but the darker nights are here, and temperatures are dropping signalling the start of autumn.
It’s the ideal time to get jobs done in the garden, and especially to perform maintenance tasks on your garden log cabin to ensure it has a healthy lifespan and is fit for use next spring, if not all year round!
If your log cabin has a heating system, whether it’s a solar water heater or an electric heater controlled by a thermostat, then check all the settings to ensure it is all working correctly. Check and clean any filters, and ensure that there are no obstructions that will impede airflow.
Walls and roof
Check for any signs of wear and tear. Replace any damaged tiles and seal cracks or holes that may have appeared
Doors and windows
Any cracks in or near doors and windows can widen as the temperatures fall, so use a flexible wood sealant to fill gaps and prevent problems over the winter.
Clear guttering of any leaves and other blockages so that the water will drain away smoothly. It may be worth using gutter guards if you are not able to check this regularly.
Painting and wood treatment
Use an appropriate painting and wood treatment recommended by your log cabin manufacturer before the weather becomes too cold or damp, and it will extend the life of your log cabin.
Tree saplings and ivy growing near the cabin can do damage if they are left uncontrolled. Ivy can grow into the roof or find its way into any holes in the wall and tree saplings as they grow older and stronger can affect foundations. It is a much easier task to root these out when they first appear rather than when the plants get older and more invasive.
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Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 24 Sep 2021
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