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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15 Old Log Home Inspection Essential Items
A house-hunting checklist that's sure to save you money on home inspections.
Best Facade Forward
Explore 4 of the most popular options for covering the exterior of your timber home.
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...
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.
A Hearth Happy: Fireplace Maintenance Tips
Expert advice on how to maintain the safety of your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
Restoring the Dream
Are you stumped on where to begin the seemingly daunting task of restoring your dream home?
Maintaining the Dream
No matter the season, a little TLC on your log home will go a long way and keep your home like new for a lifetime. This free article outlines exactly what you should be aware of as a log home owner and what you can do when maintaining your dream home.
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.
Protection for a Lifetime
Protect your log home forever from its outdoor enemies - moisture, sunlight and insects.
Fall Maintenance
Check for signs of damage to your wood home's exterior before the cold weather begins to set in.
Beat Log Home Natural Enemies | 8 Common Problems and Solutions
Sun, wind, water and creatures will all make their attempts to borrow some beauty from your log home, but you have the ability to deter them.
Deter Your Log Home's Natural Enemies
Sun, wind, water and creatures will all make their attempts to borrow some beauty from your log home, but you have the ability to deter them.
Guide to Wood Care Companies for Log Homes
Find wood care products for your log home with one of these companies.
Staining Options for Your Log Home, part
Learn more about the various options available to you when it comes to wood staining.
Interior Maintenance | Tips for Maintaining Your Log Home
Eight interior maintenance tips for your log home.
Log Home Chinking Myths: Unsealed
Three pros fill in the gaps about this traditional log home sealant.
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