The Importance of Weather Sealing
When the weather is nice, there’s nothing better than watching your children playing and having fun. Having a playset in your backyard is a way for your family to enjoy the outdoors together while staying home. It doesn’t matter that the playset is a Gorilla, Backyard Discovery, KidKraft, or any other manufacturer, it’s an investment.
As a consumer, you’ve probably done your research when choosing the right playset or swing set for you and your family. This process can be timely and a little stressful so you want the playset to last. You now have your new playset, installed and ready to play on. What’s next? Keeping the playset in great condition and looking like new is important to increase its life.
WHY SEALING IS IMPORTANT
Sealing your wooden playset or swing set will protect it from the various outside elements. Also, most manufacturers require the playset to be sealed for the warranty. With your playset being exposed to the elements, many issues can arise as time goes on. Excessive heat and wind can dry out the wood, causing the pieces to become brittle. Rain and snow can also adversely affect the wood with time.
Sealing the playset will help to prevent mold, sun and water damage. Once the wood breaks down,it can cause injuries from splinters and worn areas It can also cause the playsetto be unstable if the wear is significant enough.
WHEN SHOULD THIS BE DONE
Leisure Installs recommend applying the seal on the day of installation. The seal does require up to 72 hours to dry depending on weather. The playset will not be able to be played on until it’s completely dry.
It can also be done in the future but requires additional steps and typically costs more since it requires two days to complete. If the sealant is not applied at time of installation, then the set must be pressure washed and allowed to dry completely before the sealant is applied. It should also be inspected for any cracks, damage, or splinters and be repaired. Up to72 hours of dry time is still required. This can put the set out of play for up to 5 days.
We know there’s a lot to consider but let Leisure Installs handle the process for you. We are here to help your family enjoy their playset or swing set for years to come.
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