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Log Home Maintenance Articles & Resources

Select an option below to view tips and tricks to help maintain your log home. And, of course, if you ever need our assistance, we’re always here to help!

Log Home Inspection Articles

Any season can be an excellent time to inspect your home and plan those upcoming maintenance projects. Start with a simple sketch of your home and as you inspect, mark those areas that need work. Digital photos can help later if you need repair advice.......

All log homes will need some type of surface maintenance to provide protection from the elements and preserve the wood from harm. To test your finish, use a spray bottle to mist the logs with water. If the water beads up and runs off like......

When a tree falls in the forest Mother Nature immediately goes to work breaking it down and returning it to the soil. The primary agents of the “rotting” process are ultraviolet radiation (sunlight) and the presence of moisture accompanied by wood boring insects, mold and......

Log Home Maintenance Articles

A common misconception of log homebuyers is that log homes are impervious to the elements and are built to last forever with little maintenance. The truth of the matter is that proper maintenance of effectively combats your log home’s four main enemies: Sun Moisture Insects......

In our line of work, we are fortunate to meet log home owners throughout the Midwest and Southern state and often many of the same log home maintenance questions are on their minds. How often should I reseal my log home? The short answer is......

Owning a home is an investment, and there are ways you can reduce expenses while protecting your log home investment. Investment or Expense? Log home maintenance expenses become investments when they: Increase the resale value of your home, or Help avoid future costly repairs. In......

Carpenter bees resemble yellow jackets or large bumble bees but their abdomen is black, shiny and without hair. Their body size ranges from 3/4 to 1 inch in length and has a blue-black to black color with a green or purplish metallic sheen. The male......

Refinishing a chinked home requires a slightly different approach from the procedure typically followed for refinishing log-on-log construction. The issue is how to handle the chinking. We have found the best way to refinish chinked (Appalachian) style log construction is to chemically strip existing finish......

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