How To Prepare Your Wooden Garden Buildings for Spring
It’s all too easy for garden buildings, such as sheds or lock ups, to become a bit of a dumping ground, especially after winter. And, while we’re always on the lookout for steps to help spring clean our house and the garden, our sheds often get overlooked.
Preparing your wooden garden buildings for spring is important to ensure their longevity and to keep them looking their best. Here are some steps you can take to prepare your wooden garden buildings for spring:
Inspect the exterior
Take a walk around your garden building and inspect the exterior for any damage, including cracks, rot, and insect damage. Repair any damage you find on your wooden garden buildings before it gets worse and your future self will thank you for it.
Clean the exterior
Use a soft-bristled brush and mild detergent to clean the exterior of your garden building. This will help remove any dirt, grime, or algae that has accumulated on any wooden surfaces over the winter months.
Check the roof
Inspect the roof of your garden building for any damage or leaks. Replace any missing or damaged tiles or planks, and check that the gutters are clear of debris.
Treat the wood
If the wood on your garden building is looking a bit tired, treat it with a wood preservative to protect it from the elements. You can also apply a fresh coat of paint or stain to improve the appearance of your wooden garden building.
Check the windows and doors
Make sure that the windows and doors on your garden building are in good working order. Lubricate any hinges or locks that are stiff or difficult to operate as they may have become damaged by the cold winter months.
Clear the surrounding area
Clear any debris or vegetation that may have accumulated around your garden building. This will help prevent moisture buildup and discourage pests from nesting into any wood.
By following these steps, you can prepare your wooden garden building for spring and ensure that it remains in good condition for years to come.
Timclad Ltd (York Timber)
Here at Timclad Ltd we know the importance of looking after your timber and protecting your wooden garden buildings. We’re experts on all things timber, so if you are looking for a wooden garden building or replacements for your garden buildings you’ve come to the right place. Here at Timclad Ltd (York Timber), we’re pleased to offer a wide selection of high-quality timber wooden sheds to suit every need. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements. We’re always happy to help.