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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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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.
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.
The Best Types of Fences for Your Cabin
The Best Types of Fences for Your Cabin
All hail the mighty fence. Before you buy, consider its purpose and timeless style.
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For the Love of Logs
A lakefront plot in America’s heartland provides the ideal backdrop for a remarkable log home family retreat.
Is Your Log Home Deck Safe? 1
Is Your Log Home Deck Safe?
Ready to soak in the sunshine? Spring is a perfect time to get out and enjoy your deck—just make sure it's ready for you.
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.
Why Pennsylvania Farmland Is the Best Place to Build a Log Cabin
Why Pennsylvania Farmland Is the Best Place to Build a Log Cabin
With 170 acres of rolling western Pennsylvania farmland on which to build their log home, the Saymanskys can't lose.
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
5 Tips to Hardscaping Your Property
Working with your property's natural features can make hardscape strategies more appealing and affordable.
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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A New Jersey Log Cabin Makeover
A New Jersey couple took a chance on a 70-year-old lakeside log cabin fixer upper and made it their own.
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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.