Care and Maintenance of a Beachy Barn

Congratulations! You’ve just purchased a new Beachy Barn.

Your building is not like a car that needs oil and filter changed every 3000 miles and a timing belt at 100,000 miles.

However, there are just a few bits of advice that will help your building to live a long happy life.

1. Painting.  If your barn came unpainted, you should paint it as soon as possible. You will want to use a good quality exterior paint. We do not recommend using the cheapest paint because, while it will save some money in the short term, a good quality paint will last longer and apply much better. When painting, pay special attention to the bottom edge of the siding. When we paint buildings in our shop, we spray up from the bottom to make sure the bottom edge of the siding is protected. Also, before you paint, it is a good idea to caulk the top edges of horizontal trim pieces. Over time, water can get behind the trim and start to rot.

2. Vegetation. You will want to keep the grass and weeds away from the building. If vegetation grows up against the building, it can keep the siding damp and, over time, mildew, mold or rotting could start.

That is about it.

In an age where everything seems to be disposable, we built your Beachy Barn to last for decades with as little fuss as possible.

 

 

This entry was posted on by Shannon Martin.