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Maintenance 101

It’s true that log homes do require some regular maintenance, but this task doesn’t have to be a big deal with a little planning and a good schedule. Read on for tips, timelines and checklists for properly maintaining your log home.

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Maintaining the Dream
No matter the season, log home maintenance will go a long way and keep your home looking like new for a lifetime.
How to Keep Bugs Away from Your Logs
How to Keep Bugs Away from Your Logs
Want to keep those pesky bugs away from your log home? Here's how.
What is Acrylic Stain?
What is Acrylic Stain?
Considering your log home’s stain options? Scott Roesner gives us the inside scoop on water-based acrylics.
Re-staining the Logs: What Should You Use?
Re-staining the Logs: What Should You Use?
If your logs are beginning to look faded and worn, it's time for you to re-stain your home. Check out these tips to finding the...
Is a Maintenance-Free Log Home Possible?
Is a Maintenance-Free Log Home Possible?
Is that really possible? With a little forethought and planning, you can achieve a log home that’s easy to care for and wonderf...
Why You Need to Seal Your Log Ends
Why You Need to Seal Your Log Ends
Logs soak up moisture and can cause rot. Learn about the sealing process and more.
The Tip You Need to Know for Telling When It's Time to Re-Stain
The Tip You Need to Know for Telling When It's Time to Re-Stain
This easy water bottle trick will tell you when it's time to re-stain your entire log home.
What to Look For During a Visual Inspection
What to Look For During a Visual Inspection
Learn what to look for during a visual inspection of your log home to see what maintenance needs to be done.
Maintenance 101: How to Care for Your Log Home
Maintenance 101: How to Care for Your Log Home
There are some general maintenance tasks you'll have to do seasonally on your log home. Learn how to spot damage, how when it's...
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Why Do Some Logs Have Cracks in Them?
Ever wonder why some logs have cracks in them while others don't? Find out how this happens and when you need to be concerned.
Attract Birds That Won't Damage a Log Home
Attract Birds That Won't Damage a Log Home
Attract more feathered friends to your property, without putting your log home at risk.
Your Metal Roof Maintenance Guide
Your Metal Roof Maintenance Guide
Here’s the down-and-dirty scoop on cleaning and maintaining a metal roof.
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DIY: How to Fix a Log with Interior Rot
Sometimes, the surface of a log looks OK, but there’s rot lurking within. Once logs have decayed to this extent, the only way t...
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3 Ways to Stop Log Home Rot
Get your log walls in tip top shape and avoid log home rot with these simple fixes.
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Your Guide to Replacing Windows in a Log Home
3 common questions (and answers) about log home window replacement.
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Your Log Home Maintenance Checklist for Each Season
While these log home maintenance measures may seem daunting, you can address them through easy seasonal check-ups.
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Restoring the Dream
Are you stumped on where to begin the seemingly daunting task of restoring your dream home?
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3 Easy Steps to Deck Maintenance
Seasonal maintenance is a must as your wood deck is constantly exposed to the elements. Make sure you are taking the correct ac...
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Construction & Maintenance Improvements
Insiders weigh in on the ways the log home industry has improved construction and maintenance over the past decade.
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What to Look for in a Log Home Contractor: 11 Key Points to Project Success
Considering a little log home maintenance? Maybe a larger-scale restoration or renovation is in your future.