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  1. Wood Stain

    Staining Options for Your Log Home

    Color your log home with these not-so-plain staining materials.

  2. Maintenance Tips for Log Homes – Wood Care

    Maintenance tips for log homes and wood care.

  3. Guide to Wood Care Companies for Log Homes

    Find wood care products for your log home with one of these companies.

  4. Wood Treatment Options | How To: Treat Your Home’s Logs

    There’s a myth floating around that log homes are somehow challenging to maintain and therefore consume hours upon hours of our time and even elbow grease. This is nonsense—and a notion that’s probably perpetuated by someone selling condos or stick-built homes. The bottom line is that log homes require the same amount of time and […]

  5. Maintain It – Tight Seal

    Spend a night in a log home and you know: It’s one snug piece of architecture. Indeed, sealants—applied between log courses and around openings such as windows and doors—are your protection against four seasons of weather. Sealants vary in their ease of application, cost, durability and aesthetic appeal. Log home producers typically recommend one or […]

  6. The Finishing Touch

    Just like the perfect birthday cake, your home’s timbers need the right icing. Stains, oils and clear finishes are the sugar and sprinkles that give wood interiors their picture-perfect appearance. "Stains and other finishes help preserve the warmth of natural wood," explains Carl Minchew, director of product development at Benjamin Moore & Co. "Wood connects […]

  7. The Preserve Curve

    In a classic fish-out-of-water tale, someone (that would be me) thought it would be a great idea to send me, a desk jockey with only theoretical knowledge of log home maintenance, to a workshop on the subject. Dubbed "Zero Failures," the workshop is run by the folks at Sashco Inc. at their headquarters in Brighton, […]

  8. Deck Maintainence

    Decks form the transition between indoor and outdoor log home living. Wooden deck components exposed to extreme sun, rain or cold are especially vulnerable to weathering and decay. Regular inspection and some basic maintenance will help you get the most out of your deck and can prevent costly repair bills. Problem Area: Look for areas […]

  9. Chinking Myths: Unsealed

    The gaps about this log home sealant are filled in by three professionals from across the nation.

  10. Logs 101

    Everything you need to know to choose the right logs for your home

  11. Log Maintenance Tips

    Wood Care Ten tips for healthy logs by: editorial staff 1. Research. Learn about the unique characteristics of wood and how climate and environment will affect your logs. 2. Start off clean. Make sure you are working with a clean surface by removing any finishes that are currently on your logs. 3. Inspect regularly. […]

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