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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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Don't Fear Wood Shrinkage in Log Homes
Learn more about wood shrinkage and how to handle the resulting settlement instead of trying to avoid it altogether.
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Restoring a Log Home to its Former Glory in Ohio
An Ohio couple restores a neglected and abandoned log home in the hills of southern Ohio, ending up with the house of their dre...
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Log Home Fix-Its: DIY or Hire A Pro?
All homes suffer damage of one kind or another--but when it happens, do you DIY or hire a pro? Some repairs you can do yourself...
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Old Log Home Restoration Tips
11 quick and simple questions if you're considering a log home restoration.
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Inspection Checklist For Buying a Used Log Home
Four problems to watch out for when buying a used log home.
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Restoring a Neglected Log Home
Take your log home from grunge to glory in 4 steps.
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Authentic Cabin Remodel | A Small Good Thing
This loving authentic cabin remodel stands tribute to its late owner’s vision.
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Smart Landscaping Strategies to Protect Your Log Home from Wildfires
Protecting your log home from wildfires starts with smart landscaping strategies.
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From Antique Dutch Barn to Lone Star Lake House
A New York barn heads to Texas when a couple decides to build a secluded timber frame house for summertime.
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Adding On to Your Log Home
Thinking about adding on to your log home? We ask building expert Jim Cooper to answer all your questions about log home additi...
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Updating a Classic Maryland Log Cabin
A sharply pitched roof and a prow front allow for a living room with a soaring vaulted ceiling and large glass windows in this ...
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Timeless Treasure: A Vintage Log Home in Georgia
Old logs find new life in a Georgia gem.
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Time to Check Your Logs | Fall Log Home Maintenance Checklist
Fall is a great time to take inventory of how well your logs (along with the rest of your home's shell) are doing following the...
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Restoring Historic Buildings on a Texas Ranch
Texas homeowners take to restoring historic buildings on their ranch — including a "dog-trot" log cabin.
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10 Log Home Maintenance Myths
Ten of the most common log home maintenance myths debunked.
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The Roof Maintenance You Need to Do Every Spring and Fall
These simple guidelines can help you regularly maintain your roof and avoid some serious problems down the road.
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When to Repair Your Log Home Yourself and When Not To
You can do many log home repairs yourself, but it's best to hire professionals for the big jobs.
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How To Get Rid of Carpenter Bees
These pests can wreak havoc on a wood home, but you can deal with carpenter bees if you take these steps.
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Closing Down Your Cabin for the Season
Here are a couple of essential points to help you start a checklist to remember what you're closing down in your cabin for the ...