Treating your summerhouse, log cabin or gazebo
If your summerhouse is protected against the sun, wind and rain, you will be able to enjoy it for a very long time. For effective protection, you must treat the summerhouse on the inside and out, preferably before it is assembled. This is then protected against the elements. You can treat your summerhouse yourself or let us do it for you.
We recommend that the timber is impregnated with an appropriate treatment. Then covered with opaque or transparent paint. We would recommend paint that is moisture-regulating, durable, elastic and which breathes. It should also offer adequate UV protection. Never use varnish or clear stain on the outside. Our paint comes from the renowned Dutch manufacturer Sigma and meets all the requirements for effectively treating your summerhouse. Order paint from our dealers.
Our summerhouses, log cabins and gazebos are supplied untreated, unless you stipulate otherwise. You can, however, opt to have your summerhouse or other product treated by us. Lugarde has some great options, which are both top quality and environmentally-friendly. You can choose from the following treatment options, which will be applied to your summerhouse, log cabin, wooden garage, gazebo or carport before delivery.
Pressure-treatment can be used for log cabins and gazebos from our Log cabin-system, and summerhouses from our Pro-system. During the pressure treatment process, the agent is forced into the timber under pressure. First of all, a vacuum is created in a boiler, which is then filled with the impregnation agent. Once the boiler is full, the pressure is increased. The centre of the timber is pressed as a result, making the timber expand. The timber must be allowed to dry after this process, so the lead time is around two weeks longer.
With this impregnation method, you can choose the colour green or brown. If you opt for pressure-treated timber, you won’t have to treat or paint it again. The colour will go greyer over time. You may or may not like this, depending on your tastes. You can also choose to paint over it. Sometimes the pressure-treatment makes the timber bend a little, making installation a little trickier. There may also be small cracks in the timber, but this just adds to the natural look.
Sprayed impregnation treats all of the inner and outer sides with a undercoat. It protects your summerhouse against fungi and rotting. To provide the best protection for your summerhouse, you should paint or stain the outside within a year. It will then be protected for the next few years from the elements and UV radiation. The advantage of sprayed impregnation is that the inside and all of the bits that can’t be reached after assembly, are treated upon delivery. We can spray-treat our summerhouses and gazebos in four transparent colours: green, white, blue-grey, colourless or brown.
The insides and outsides of the walls, canopies and posts of our summerhouses can be pre-treated with a transparent undercoat (see sprayed impregnation). The outside can then be painted in a colour of your choice. You can do this yourself, or let us do it for you. You can indicate the stain colour you would like when you place your order. The posts and balustrades are painted all over and the walls are painted on the outside. This treatment will protect your summerhouse for ± 5 years.
In individual cases the naturalness of our wooden houses involves smaller unevenness on the surface of our walls and posts. These occur due to varying wooden structures and fine resin residues. Hereby smaller colour nuances can occur. The hand-grinding of individual irregularities in the wood structure and an additional layer of paint make individual irregularities almost entirely disappear. Moreover, this treatment will protect your summerhouse for another two years.
We use paint from the leading company Sigma. This paint is water-based and more environmentally-friendly than oil-based paint. This paint offers optimum protection against UV radiation, moisture, fungi and rotting. Partitions under a gazebo are only painted on the outside. The inside is pre-treated with a transparent paint. On request we can also supply other colors. You can also order pots of paint in the same colour for the inside of the canopy if you like.
Treatment of doors and windows
You can let us spray-impregnate the doors and windows of your summerhouse, log cabin or gazebo. You may choose from four transparent colours: green, white, blue-grey, colourless or brown.
Impregnation is a pre-treatment. To protect your summerhouse against fungi and rotting, the windows and doors must be painted or stained within a year. And don’t forget to stain the top, bottom and sides of the door too.
We can also deliver the doors and windows for your summerhouse, log cabin or gazebo already painted. In order to protect the windows and doors from outside influences, they are (spray) impregnated twice and then painted in the desired colour. These three layers protect your summerhouse against the elements for five to six years. We use paint from the leading company Sigma. This offers great protection against moisture, UV radiation and fungi.
Which paint treatment or impregnation option do you prefer? Choose this treatment and/or impregnation option when you order the garden building of your dreams. To find your ideal garden building take a look at our log cabins, pavilions and garages our discover our unique 3D-configurator!