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Log Home Maintenance

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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Time-Tested Ways to Seal and Protect Your Log Home
Five options to keep your log home looking–and functioning–its best.
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Simple Steps to Keep Your Log Home in Tip-Top Shape
Follow these nine smart steps to make short work of your log home’s upkeep:
Log Home Deck DIY Cleanser Ideas
DIY Deck Cleansers for Your Log Home
After a summer of wear-and-tear, it's in your deck's best interest to give it a good cleaning before colder months arrive. Here...
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Outdoor Design to Protect Your Home in Natural Disasters
You can’t prevent extreme weather and natural threats, but with strategic design, you can protect your log home from them.
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How to Choose a Stain for Your Log Home
Plus, a helpful guide to the many popular shades of stain.
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Why We Love This Environmentally-Friendly Log Home Stain
When shopping for log home stain, most buyers are looking for two things: They want it to go on easily and evenly, and they wan...
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Log Home Stain Removal: What You Need to Know
A good stain overhaul starts with having no stain at all. Here’s what you need to know about stripping your log walls.
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Reader Spotlight: A Log Home Restoration in Vermont
This lucky log home enthusiast stumbled upon an old-school cabin on five acres with a pond. All it was missing? A little TLC.
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These Log Homes Were Restored to Tip-Top Shape
Each of these older log homes got a new lease on life thanks to owners who’d rather improve on the past than start anew.
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How to Get Rid of Wasps
Having a problem with wasps buzzing around your yard or deck? With just a little know-how, wasps can be safely and easily elimi...
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How to Tell the Difference in Blue Stain and Mold
A reader writes in with admiration for log and timber homes with a bluish tint but wants to know if that's intentional, and mor...
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Maintenance to Do Now to Save You Time Down the Road
When it comes to maintaining your log home’s walls, doing it right the first time means that you won’t find yourself doing it a...
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How to Get Rid of Raccoons
Don't let raccoons run amok on your property. Use these five tips to keep raccoons out of your garbage–and your home.
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Must-Have Maintenance Tips for Aging Log Homes
A log homeowner shares the lessons she’s learned along the way and what everyone should look for as their own log home matures.
Garden Pests: Cabbage With Pest Damage
Natural Strategies for Dealing with Garden Pests
Try these non-toxic methods to stop nature’s critters from enjoying your garden before you can. From slugs to deer, here are so...
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The Major Threats to a Log Home’s Wood
Log homes can take a beating over time. Here are five threats to any log cabin, and how WOODguard® can help you keep your exter...
Clean Indoor Air
What You Need to Know About Clean Indoor Air
We often take indoor-air quality for granted, but the fact is that the air inside your home can have more concentrated pollutan...
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A Step-By-Step Guide for Springtime Log Home Construction
What to expect when it’s finally time to break ground on your log home. Plus, a few smart ideas to make—and keep—your new home ...
How to Build the Perfect Fire This Winter
Safe Practices for Your Log Home Fireplace
Stay warm and cozy this season by building the perfect fire for your log home fireplace.