Garden Shed, Workshop & Summerhouse After Care
In order to get the maximum life and benefit from your Ace Sectional Building, we recommend the following...
Your Ace garden building is manufactured using pressure treated timber. This specialist treatment only protects your building against insect attack and rot.
All timber is porous, and your garden building is no exception. If water penetration occurs, we recommend that all exterior timber is sealed using a waterproof paint or sealant. We have used Rustins quick dry shed & fence clear or Rustins garden colours for several years and highly recommend these products. These sealants can protect your building for up to 5 years and both are available on our website for self-application.
Guttering is also highly recommended. In our experience, guttering prolongs the life of a building immensely stopping rainwater runoff blowing onto the shed walls and soaking the cladding, it also minimises the splashback often experienced around the lower parts of the building. Again, guttering packages are available from us in the shed options part of the order process.
All door furniture will need to be lubricated regularly and because of the inherent nature of timber, minor adjustments of handles, hasps/staples and locks may be necessary.
If your garden building is erected in damp inclement conditions, you must ensure you leave adequate ventilation to allow the sectional building to dry. If you fail to ventilate the building whilst timbers are drying out, condensation will occur. This will produce drips or runs of water inside the building, which may be mistaken for leaks. Condensation will also build up on the inside of the windows and on the roof underside.
Silicone seals around doors and windows may need to be resealed when required.
We use an excellent quality polyester based green mineral felt for all our buildings. We recommend that the felt covering is checked regularly for any damage, this mainly occurs when the building is sited under trees and bushes etc it is best to cut back any foliage that may become a nuisance. You may experience slight movement in the felt once fitted, this is due to atmospheric conditions and will settle down over time.
We hope you have many years of enjoyment from your new garden building but please do get in touch if you have any further questions or concerns.