A product maintenance guide for garages, covering the basics of everything you need to know on how to look after your wooden garage. Maintenance is required with everything you buy, however depending on the quality of that product that maintenance may be minimal.
Why is aftercare important?
The main purpose of a garage is to keep vehicles, garden furniture and other belongings safe and stored. Garages, timber or otherwise, are essentially a storage hub that sits outside in the garden.
As the building sits outdoors, it will face all forms of British weather. Throughout each season the building will begin to face wear and tear which sometimes is unavoidable, however where it can be avoided you should. Care for the product as best as you can as this is what is going to increase its lifespan.
Use this quick and easy to follow product maintenance guide for garages to learn how you can upkeep your wooden garage.
Pressure Treated and Untreated Timber
Our wooden garages are made from slow-grown spruce timber, some of which are pressure treated, whereas others come untreated. Whether you have opted for a treated or untreated wooden garage, both types require some form of treatment.
Pressure Treated - Wooden garages that come fully pressure treated are very low maintenance, only requiring a clear water repellent solvent-based treatment to protect it - especially through the rainy months.
Untreated Timber - Wooden garages which come untreated will require treatment as soon as the structure is erect, which then will need to be followed throughout the life of the garage. Follow the instructions provided on the tin and use their criteria to understand when/how you should apply it.
When applying treatment to the timber ensure that the surface is clean and doesn’t have any debris or moisture.
Head to Toe Check
Give the whole structure a top to bottom inspection. Everything from the roof protection down to the bottom of the base. It is like a health check but for your wooden garage.
Inspect the base and keep it clear of weeds or grass to allow the timber to dry out during rainy days. From the base upwards, take a look at all fittings and fixtures. This is to gauge whether there are any damages or lose bits that may need slightly tightening or replacing.
Work your way up to the top of the garage, examining the timber logs, roof and purlins. Lastly, the roof protection needs to be secure, so ensure there are no loose bits that are exposing the timber to any damage.
As our wooden garages are constructed from individual logs gaps may appear between them. In some ways, this is unavoidable as this is a natural property of timber. However, to minimise the gaps we recommend removing shelving, trunking and loosening the storm braces.
Generally, the doors and windows may require some adjustments too. This is to keep them in working order and to do the job they are assigned - keeping the garage secure and safe.
For a further, more detailed insight on how to maintain your wooden garage follow this link here - Maintaining Log Buildings: Garages.
Have you got any additional unanswered maintenance questions? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 01234 272245 and we will be happy to assist you.
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