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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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Choose Your Chinking
Here are some pros and cons regarding the different kinds of chinking and caulking products to choose from for your home.
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Fall Maintenance Checklist: Time to check your logs
Fall is a great time to take inventory of how well your logs (along with the rest of your home's shell) are doing. Here are 7 t...
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10 Log Home Maintenance Myths Debunked
There are a lot of misconceptions about maintaining a log home. Let us debunk 10 of the most common log home maintenance myths.
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Spring and Fall Log Home Roof Maintenance
Here are some starter points for inspecting and keeping up your log home roof maintenance and avoiding serious problems.
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How To Deal with Carpenter Bees
These loaners can wreak havoc on a wood home, but you can deal with them if you take these steps.
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The Dirt on Green Cleaning Products
Do you know what's in your cleaning products? Get the dirt on safe cleaning.
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Preparing for Log Home Spring Maintenance
Your home has weathered winter's chill and battering storms. Here's how you prepare your log home spring maintenance.
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Preparing Your Log Home for Spring | 7 Essential Tips
Your home has weathered winter's chill and battering storms. Here's how you prepare it for spring's milder touch.
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Log Home Maintenance Checklist
Keep your logs in excellent condition by following this log home maintenance checklist.
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Log Home Chinking | Learn the Truth Behind Chinking Myths
Learn the truth about five common chinking misconceptions.
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Staining Options for Your Log Home
Color your log home with these not-so-plain staining materials.
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Deck Maintainence | Fixing a Damaged Deck
Identifying problems and easy solutions to repair a damaged wood deck.
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Baby, It's Cold Outside | Snow Country Design Tips
30 brilliant solutions for log homes in snow country.
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15 Old Log Home Inspection Essential Items
A house-hunting checklist that's sure to save you money on home inspections.
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Best Facade Forward
Explore 4 of the most popular options for covering the exterior of your timber home.
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Log Home Cleaning Tips
Dust, dirt and debris can be more than just a nuisance: it can make you sick. Follow these five tips to a clean and healthy log...
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Easy DIY Log Home Fix-Ups for Fall
The leaves are changing and temperatures are dropping. Fall is the time to get your log home ready for winter.
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A Hearth Happy: Fireplace Maintenance Tips
Expert advice on how to maintain the safety of your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
Flying Colors: How Stains Protect and Enhance Your New Log Home
Asking yourself how to protect your glorious chosen wood is one of the hardest decisions to make when building a log home. This free article will help you in making the right decision for your keeping exposed wood in tact.
3 Easy Steps to Deck Maintenance
No matter the season, your wood deck is constantly exposed to the elements. Make sure you are taking the correct actions to keep your deck look as good as new.
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 & what it does.
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