If you have the benefit of a gazebo adding beauty and function to your front or backyard, then you want to make sure that it will stay in top condition for as long as possible. Here are a few ways that you can keep your gazebo maintained.
Keep an Eye on it
Every season, you should give your gazebo an all-around inspection to make sure that everything is in good condition. Some things to look out for are similar for when you inspect your deck or fence. Make sure to look out for any splitting, cracks, or discoloration in the wood as well as signs of mold or termites. Also, check the screws, bolts, nails, and other hardware for rust. By giving your gazebo regular checks, you can catch any damage early and have it fixed before it can get worse.
Keep it Clean
You might be surprised and how much cleaning your gazebo will keep it in good shape for years to come. Be sure to clear out the exterior of any fallen branches or loose leaves that may collect in the corners or on the roof. Debris, especially leaves, can hold moisture against your gazebo which will encourage mold growth. You should also make sure to clear off snow accumulation in the winter, because the weight of it and the moisture could compromise your structure.
Keep Up With Repairs
Whenever you find something that needs repairs, don’t hesitate to ask a professional. An expert will be able to tell you if something like a small warp in the frame will affect your gazebo in the long run. Sometimes, the best way to maintain your gazebo is by making small tweaks and repairs instead of letting them grow into a bigger problem.
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