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No matter what materials it’s made from, every house requires maintenance — log homes simply require a slightly different approach. Consider Log Home Living your all-inclusive guide to everything you need to know about log home maintenance.

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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 Expect in a Log Home Restoration
A log home restoration can be a lot of work, but fear not! From water damage to carpenter bees, here’s how to take care of — an...
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A Luxury Montana Log Home Gets a Huge Update
The beauty of a luxury Montana log home is revealed after a major renovation.
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Log Home Renovation Tips From the Pros
Considering a log home renovation? You may want to call in the pros.
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Heating and Cooling for Your Log Home
When it comes to heating and cooling your log home, the best strategy may be to divide and conquer.
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Log Home Fixer Upper
A creative couple take on a log home fixer upper and achieve their dream retreat in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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What to look for in a log home contractor: 11 key points to project success
Which stain is right for you? Start with this free download to find out.
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Annual Log Home Spring Deck Maintenance
Winter weather is nearly a distant memory. With a hint of a warm spring breeze in the air, it’s time to revitalize your log hom...
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9 Log Home Energy Efficiency Tips
When it comes to log home energy efficiency, what are the best ways to save money on your monthly utility bills? These 9 retrof...
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Warding Off Log Home Pests
To you, your log walls look like home. But to carpenter ants, termites and powder-post beetles, they resemble something more ak...
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The Benefits of Basic Log Home Maintenance
An industry pro shares how smart siting and a basic log home maintenance schedule enabled his exterior stain to last for 20 years.
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How to Protect Your Log Home's Wood
Wood is strong and durable, but it isn’t invincible. Because wood is a natural material, it is subject to natural forces. Here'...
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How to Protect Your Log Walls
Your goal is to protect your log walls from moisture infiltration, air infiltration and heat loss. Here are some things to look...
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Easy Ways To Prepare Your Log Home For The Winter
Three steps to prepare your home for the long winter ahead.
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How to Manage Wood Shrinkage in Log Homes
Learn more about wood shrinkage and how to handle the resulting settlement instead of trying to avoid it altogether.
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Restoring a Log Home to its Former Glory in Ohio
An Ohio couple restores a neglected and abandoned log home in the hills of southern Ohio, ending up with the house of their dre...
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Log Home Fix-Its: DIY or Hire A Pro?
All homes suffer damage of one kind or another--but when it happens, do you DIY or hire a pro? Some repairs you can do yourself...
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Old Log Home Restoration Tips
11 quick and simple questions if you're considering a log home restoration.
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Inspection Checklist For Buying a Used Log Home
Four problems to watch out for when buying a used log home.
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Landscaping for Wildfire Protection
Knowledge and planning are the keys to saving your log home.
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