Gate Maintenance: Preparing Your Wooden Gates For Spring

Gate Maintenance: Preparing Your Wooden Gates For Spring

Spring is fast approaching and now is a great time to get your wooden gates ready for the warmer months ahead. At Crocketts Gates, we understand how important it is to ensure that wooden gates remain in good condition. It keeps them functioning at the highest level, ensures your home remains protected and ensures they look their best at all times. Here are our gate maintenance tips on how you can prepare them for springtime.

Carry Out Repair Work

Winter weather can take its toll on wooden gates so spring is the perfect opportunity to inspect any problem areas and carry out any necessary repairs. Check all parts of your gate including posts, latch, hinges and handles as soon as possible before the damage becomes too extensive. Undertaking proper gate maintenance will ensure that any repairs are carried out before problems escalate and make your gate unusable or unsafe.

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Clean Your Wooden Gate

As the days get longer, it’s time to give your wooden gate a good clean. Use a mixture of warm water and mild sugar soap on all parts of the gate and be sure to use a soft cloth when cleaning – this will help to prevent any damage to the wood. It’s recommended to apply a protective coating – such as varnish or paint – in order to protect your gate from further weather damage once dry. This can also be a great time to update the colour of your gate, giving it an eye-catching and new look for the spring and summer months.

Keep On Top of Foliage

Spring and summer bring an increase in foliage growth, so be sure to keep any shrubs or trees that are near your gate trimmed and under control. Allowing foliage to grow too close to the gate may cause issues in your gate’s functionality, so it’s important to keep on top of this throughout the warmer months. Trim any overgrown grass, weeds, or other vegetation that could impede the proper movement of your gate.

Renew Your Garden Gate

If standard gate maintenance and repair are not enough, you may need to replace your garden gate altogether. The good news is that spring is also a great time to shop for a new gate and refresh the look of your garden. At Crocketts Gates, we offer a range of high-quality wooden gates that come in a variety of styles and sizes. Both automated and manual gates can be installed to make life easier for you when it comes to accessing your property or garden.

High Quality Wooden Gates with Crocketts Gates

At Crocketts Gates, supply and install wooden gates in Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead and we’re here to help you get your wooden gates ready for spring. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and services and have a wide range of bespoke gates available to suit any style or budget. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our business and we work hard to ensure that all our customers receive the best standard of service. For more information about the services we offer, please visit our website or contact us directly.