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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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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 look for while inspecting your log walls.
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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.
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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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Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Download this free article to learn more about how to maintain your logs without too much hassle.
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All About Log Homes
This free infographic answers many of the basic questions people have about log homes today.
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Protect Your Log Home from Wildfires | Smart Landscaping Strategies
Protecting your log home from wildfires starts with smart landscaping strategies.
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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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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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10 Log Home Maintenance Myths
Ten of the most common log home maintenance myths debunked.
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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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Log Home Maintenance FAQs
Your log home maintenance FAQs answered by Log Home Living's own editor, Roland Sweet.
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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.