A log cabin is a real eye-catcher for your garden and adds a welcoming touch. Log cabins are often used as an additional living room or even as a vacation home. However, when assembling a log cabin, please keep the following in mind. Below you will find the most common log cabin assembly errors and tips on how to prevent them.
Based on the fact that you are reading this article, chances are that you will have fewer problems during assembly. Why? Because preparation is key. Read through recommendations, review the assembly instructions, and contact experts. Log cabin manufacturers are ready to help you and share their expertise.
Assembly without help
Generally, you would not build furniture by yourself. The same is true for assembling a large log cabin. Ask for help. It is best to assemble the cabin with two or more people. Family and friends are often happy to help.
Neglecting the foundation
The foundation needs to be level and adequate for the conditions of the ground below it. A good foundation is crucial for hassle-free assembly. If the foundation is inadequate, you will not enjoy your log cabin for long.
Outdoor storage of the log cabin kit
If you do not plan on building the log cabin right after delivery, it is very important to store the wood in a dry place. If the wood is exposed to rain for days or even weeks, assembly will be a disaster.
Not treating the wood
The wood should be protected against all weather conditions. Therefore, treating the wood is essential. It is recommended to protect the wood by impregnating it right after assembly, or preferably before assembly. It can then be stained as well. This provides additional protection and gives the cabin more character. A premium manufacturer will often give you the option of having your cabin treated in the factory. This saves you quite a bit of work during assembly.
Flat roof not waterproof
For log cabins with a flat roof, it is especially important that the roof is 100% waterproof. We recommend mounting EPDM rubber roofing material on the roof. Preferred manufactures always deliver this roofing material as part of the kit at no extra charge.
Finding the right model
For a wide assortment of log cabins in various sizes and models, please visit our website at www.lugarde.com .