Helpful Care Tips
1. Routine Check
Make it a habit to regularly check your wooden garage. It doesn’t have to be thorough. Rather, you just need to make sure that everything’s working correctly and as it should be place, such as the doors, windows, and ceiling (when looking for cracks).
You might find this job a little tedious, but it’s a crucial part of wooden garage maintenance, and the result will definitely be worth it – helping to guarantee your wooden garage a long life span. Also, don’t forget to check the logs for insects, sealant, and stains. You want to maintain the look of your timber garage as good as new, remember?
If you don’t have the time to regularly check out your garage, then a high-quality wooden garage, such as our Aston Wooden Garage, will help with this. Pressure-treated timber ensures a garden building which will last for years to come, whilst having increased weather-resistance, as well as a diminished chance of suffering from rot or mould.
2. Annual Wash Maintenance
This procedure is a great way to remove any unsavoury surface contaminants, such as bird droppings, pollen, dust, and insects that will wear the finish prematurely. Not only that, but washing the surface of your timber garage will also help you detect any areas in need of care.
When the building has completely dried after the wash, this will give you the best idea of which areas or walls need care the most.
5. Doors and Windows
There’s no doubt that timber is one of the most attractive materials when it comes to garage doors. But with that beauty comes an additional amount of upkeep.
Doors and windows are essential parts of wooden garages that need to be checked to ensure they’re flush with the rest of the building. Keep in mind that when windows and doors do not close properly, they may require some reworking or replacement.
Wooden Garage Door Maintenance Checklist:
- Check the bottom of your door, including its trim work. Prod the areas with a long-handled screwdriver.
- Look for pests.
- Removed filling and chipped finishes.
- Apply a new coat of paint to keep it looking its best.
- Check the seals. Make sure they’re not worn out or undersized.
6. Check for Any Leaks, Especially on the Ceiling or Roof
Whether it’s a wooden structure, concrete or metal, leaks are not a good sign. Leaks can cause mould growth in wooden garages. Whereas in metal ones, it can cause rust.
Moreover, leaks are not suitable for the overall stability of your timber garage. So be sure to check for any sign of leaks, especially on the ceiling or roof!