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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.

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.
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Maintaining Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Home Living
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.
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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.
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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The Keys to a Log Home Renovation
Finding that “diamond in the rough” property is all the rage these days. But what does it take to go through a log home renovat...
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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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Flying Colors: How Stains Protect and Enhance Your New Log Home
Keep your exposed wood in tact and maintained with the protection of stain.
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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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Maintaining and Fixing Wood Floors
Need help fixing wood floors in your log home? With a little know-how, you can silence faulty floorboards, repair minor damage ...
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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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Log Home Renovation Tips From the Pros
Considering a log home renovation? You may want to call in the pros.