Gazebos are truly beautiful inside and out. They can make any backyard getaway possible while adding a distinctive style that your neighbors will envy. To make sure your gazebo keeps it natural beauty for many years beyond its stated warranty, it will be important to maintain it. The rest of this short article will help you learn how to maintain a gazebo.
Stain your Gazebo to Keep it Looking Like New
While our cedar gazebos are naturally resistant to rot and decay, we recommend finishing your gazebo with a quality semi-transparent exterior house or deck stain to provide additional protection. A stain with a water repellent and UV inhibitor is best. If left unfinished, cedar will weather to a silver-gray color over time. Following this tip will help ensure your gazebo looks like new for many years.
How Often Should you Maintain a Gazebo
Like your home, your new gazebo will require occasional maintenance
to insure many years of use and enjoyment. In addition to staining your cedar gazebo as needed, you must perform other maintenance.
- Keep all grass, shrubbery and other vegetation trimmed around the entire perimeter of the gazebo. This keeps away excess moisture.
- Do not lean bags of soil or mulch against the gazebo.
- Do not stack anything against the exterior of your gazebo, such as firewood, for any period of time. This could be a potential fire hazard.
- Locking doorknobs or levers (if applicable) should be sprayed with silicone or other lubricant (i.e. WD-40) to maintain locking mechanism and prevent freezing in cold weather.
- We do not suggest heating or insulating your gazebo.
- Do not let sprinklers spray your cedar gazebo.
Cedar gazebos can add so much style and class to gardens, spa areas and parks. In addition, they can be the perfect place to relax with friends and family on holidays or after a stressful work week. If you follow these maintenance tips it will keep your gazebo looking like new for many years. If you have any other questions on how to maintain a gazebo, feel free to call us.