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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 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...
The Log Home Built After a Forest Fire
The Log Home Built After a Forest Fire
In the aftermath of a devastating fire, one couple rebuilds their log home and their life.
3 Approaches to Safeguard Your Log Home
3 Approaches to Safeguard Your Log Home
What log maintenance projects can you tackle yourself and when should you call a pro? Log home stain manufacturers and restorat...
5 Fall Timber Home Maintenance Essentials
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...
No-Sweat Landscapes
No-Maintenance Landscaping Options for the Cabin
Focusing on no-maintenance landscaping options helps you enjoy your property more and make the most out of your log home’s curb...
Recreating Fort King
How a Log Manufacturer Restored Fort King in Florida
A historic Florida fort gets a little re-fortification of its own, thanks to a New York log manufacturer.
6 Tips to Cleaner Indoor Air
6 Tips to Cleaner Indoor Air
The air you breathe can be one of the dirtiest things inside your home. Here’s how (and why) you should keep it clean.
Your Log Home Autumn Check-List
Your Log Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall
As the seasons change, so do your home's needs. Follow our concise tips to keep your home in pristine shape, no matter the time...
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.
Degraded Wood? Here's How to Fix It
Degraded Wood? Here's How to Fix It
If your log home exterior has degraded wood, we have a few methods to getting the wood to look like new again.
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.
Maintaining Your Dream Home OED
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.
Wisconsin Log Homes
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.
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.