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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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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 renovation?
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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.
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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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What to Look for in a Log Home Contractor: 11 Key Points to Project Success
Considering a little log home maintenance? Maybe a larger-scale restoration or renovation is in your future.
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Annual Log Home Spring Deck Maintenance
With a hint of a warm spring breeze in the air, it’s time to revitalize your log home’s deck. This simple, annual maintenance r...
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Thru Bolt Basics for Log Homes
Log home manufacturers may use the term “thru bolt." For the log home manufacturers that do use them, you may wonder what it is...
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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 the key things to l...
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Easy Ways To Prepare Your Log Home For The Winter
Three easy steps to prepare your log home against harsh winter weather.