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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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Construction & Maintenance Improvements
Insiders weigh in on the ways the log home industry has improved construction and maintenance over the past decade.
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What to Expect in a Log Home Restoration
A log home restoration can be a lot of work, but fear not! From water damage to carpenter bees, here’s how to take care of — an...
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A Luxury Montana Log Home Gets a Huge Update
The beauty of a luxury Montana log home is revealed after a major renovation.
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Log Home Renovation Tips From the Pros
Considering a log home renovation? You may want to call in the pros.
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Heating and Cooling for Your Log Home
When it comes to heating and cooling your log home, the best strategy may be to divide and conquer.
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Log Home Fixer Upper
A creative couple take on a log home fixer upper and achieve their dream retreat in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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What to look for in a log home contractor: 11 key points to project success
Which stain is right for you? Start with this free download to find out.
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Annual Log Home Spring Deck Maintenance
Winter weather is nearly a distant memory. With a hint of a warm spring breeze in the air, it’s time to revitalize your log hom...
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9 Log Home Energy Efficiency Tips
When it comes to log home energy efficiency, what are the best ways to save money on your monthly utility bills? These 9 retrof...
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Warding Off Log Home Pests
To you, your log walls look like home. But to carpenter ants, termites and powder-post beetles, they resemble something more ak...
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The Benefits of Basic Log Home Maintenance
An industry pro shares how smart siting and a basic log home maintenance schedule enabled his exterior stain to last for 20 years.
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How to Protect Your Log Home's Wood
Wood is strong and durable, but it isn’t invincible. Because wood is a natural material, it is subject to natural forces. Here'...
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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 some things to look...
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Easy Ways To Prepare Your Log Home For The Winter
Three steps to prepare your home for the long winter ahead.
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How to Manage 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.
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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