Prepare your wooden cabin for spring in 7 steps

Bunkie Basics Adeline Navarro



Impassive and reliable during the harshest winter conditions, your wooden cabin remains a stable feature in your garden. A few months ago, we gave you 5 tips to prepare your bunkie for winter. Today, it is high time to open the doors of your wooden cabin once again to get ready for summer months.


1. Make sure the roof has weathered the snowfall

Snow and ice are far from occasional. After several months of supporting the weight of winter, it is essential to check the overall condition of your roof. At first glance, one should not alter the roof in any way. The roof must remain waterproof, and the water must flow easily to ensure the sustainability of your cabin.  


2. Check if the thaw hasn’t damaged your foundations

As good a sign as it is, the melting of the snow can undermine the foundations of your wooden cabin. When a door or window does not open, does not close adequately or requires a little force to be closed; this is one of the first signs of incline or subsidence of the structure. If this is the case, upgrade the construction with shims.


3. Inspect your doors properly

Just as our body requires a few morning stretches to get going, your wooden cabin also needs an adjustment on the awakening of spring. Operate your doors and windows; open and close them. If necessary, you can lubricate the hinges, hardware, and handles of your entries. Remember to check if your window screens are still in good condition. Rodents and birds tend to destroy them from time to time.


4. Clean your seals

Even with your wooden hut, prevention is better than cure! When thinking about opening your bunkie again, it’s always a good idea to brush up on finishes and gaskets. Or at least pay attention to make sure everything is tight and clean. It is easier to adjust every year rather than having to do it all again once it is too late.  


5. Clear the space around your bunkie

Take advantage of the emerging warm temperatures to check the vegetation around your log cabin. Let your bunkie breathe by making sure there are no trees, shrubs, or any other type of seedlings that prevent proper airflow under the floor structure, walls, and roof. In short, make room around your wooden cabin; it will never add too much value in your garden.  


6. Inspect the exterior walls of your wooden cabin

For aesthetic or practical reasons, you may have pressed or hung objects on the outer walls of your bunkie. These may retain moisture and promote foam growth. In the long term, the foam is the vehicle of choice for mold growth. Remember to check that everything is in order on your walls.  


7. Ventilate your bunkie without moderation

A little air will never hurt your log cabin, no matter how you use it. Give a fresh air to your interior. However, if you have stored flammable products, fertilizers or any other product of this nature during the winter, it is essential that you verify to see if any of them have leaked during the winter. If so, clean generously and ventilate as well.

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