By design, most garden rooms are low maintenance and will stay looking good with little input from you. There are a few tasks you need to do each year, particularly if you want your building to stay looking like new.
If DIY is not your thing, you’ll want to consider ordering a maintenance contract from your supplier. Having said that, not all garden room companies offer them.
If you want the long-term peace of mind that your garden room will be maintained by the team that built it, you’ll want to talk to a company like Hargreaves Garden Rooms, who offer an annual maintenance package to their customers.
For an annual fee of £350 or 12 monthly payments of £32, the Hargreaves team will return to your garden room once a year to undertake the essential maintenance tasks. These tasks include cleaning the gutters and applying a top up coat of UV-oil.
Hargreaves Garden Rooms apply UV-oil to the exterior cladding as it is installed. This oil helps to preserve the natural colour of the timber cladding. Without this oil application, timber cladding will lose its natural colouring and turn a silver grey. There is nothing wrong with this colour change, although the change in colour can be uneven across the building, but the timber remains durable. The biggest drawback is that your garden room can look aesthetically different to its new state, and aged when it is just a few years old.
The application of the UV-oil significantly reduces the weathering effects and colour change. The downside is that the oil needs to be recoated every year or so to maintain the protection, and is thus a long-term commitment.
If you are interested in learning more about a garden room maintenance package to your order, talk to Hargreaves Garden Rooms on 07584 626 911 or email them at [email protected] Take a look at their website to learn more about their garden rooms.