Treating Timber Garden Buildings
If you are considering treating your timber garden buildings, you need to think about two factors. First, you have to do this before the weather warms up and starts deteriorating your wood. And second, you have to do it while it is still warm enough in the Fall to actually save your wood from turning brown.
That being said, here are a few methods of treatment that can be used before winter rears its head and completely takes over your property.
The first step in treating timber buildings should be to prevent any rotting that may occur before the winter.
This can be accomplished by removing any plants or grasses that have been growing under the building and by ensuring that there are no leakages in the roof system. You can also use a simple caulk spray on any cracks in the building or on the ground below it. Just make sure to use the right type of caulk.
The next step in treating timber garden buildings should be done when there has been a significant rainfall. Water can seep in between the timber and structures, causing the timber to expand.
Then, the water will cause the wood to rot and the cedar will become weak and start to break down. After it becomes obvious that you need to treat the structure, you should do so as soon as possible.
As mentioned previously, the easiest way of treating timber buildings is to prevent it from rotting in the first place. To do this, you can pour a rate based water treatment onto the top portions of the building and leave them there for several days. This will not only stop the rotting but will also keep mold from forming.
After the boat has sat long enough, you can pour another layer of borate based water treatment over the top portion and leave it to dry. If you have a hanger, you can then hang the building from the hanger. This will also prevent any moisture or water from getting into the building.
Another preventative method you can use is to apply a borate-based water treatment to timber once you have finished finishing it. You should make sure that you use the correct type of rate based treatment.
The wrong product could cause damage to your timber, so only use borate-based treatments at recommended times.
You should also never allow any other contractors to use your timber or treat it in the same manner as you have treated it. If they want to use it, they must ask permission from you before doing so.
A preventative method that you can use in timber garden buildings is called camouflage. Basically, you will be using paint to create an attractive surface that will hide the structural defects of your garden buildings.
First, choose a color that blends well with the rest of the surroundings. For instance, if your garden building is painted a dark color, you may want to choose a lighter color that will contrast with the structure.
You can also make some interesting effects by adding different types of timber cladding to your timber. This will add a bit of character to the building and will also protect the wood against pests.
There are several types of cladding that you can use; however, you should stick with those made from wood. Other materials, such as vinyl, might look good but they do not offer the protection that timber-based cladding can provide.
Treating timber garden buildings can take time, especially if you have a large building to treat. However, taking the time and dedication it takes to properly treat these buildings will be worth it in the end.
If you ever decide to sell your property, it will cost you more to treat your timber garden buildings, so it makes sense to take the necessary steps to keep them looking great. A little effort on your part today will save you money later on.
That being said, there is no reason to give up on your dream home just because your timber garden buildings need a little TLC.