It’s true that log homes do require some regular maintenance, but this task doesn’t have to be a big deal with a little planning and a good schedule. Read on for tips, timelines and checklists for properly maintaining your log home.
Time-Tested Ways to Seal and Protect Your Log Home
Five options to keep your log home looking–and functioning–its best.
Simple Steps to Keep Your Log Home in Tip-Top Shape
Follow these nine smart steps to make short work of your log home’s upkeep:
How to Build a Low-Maintenance Log Home, Starting with Its Design
Maintenance to Do Now to Save You Time Down the Road
When it comes to maintaining your log home’s walls, doing it right the first time means that you won’t find yourself doing it a...
Must-Have Maintenance Tips for Aging Log Homes
A log homeowner shares the lessons she’s learned along the way and what everyone should look for as their own log home matures.
A Step-By-Step Guide for Springtime Log Home Construction
What to expect when it’s finally time to break ground on your log home. Plus, a few smart ideas to make—and keep—your new home ...
What is Acrylic Stain?
Considering your log home’s stain options? Scott Roesner gives us the inside scoop on water-based acrylics.
Re-staining the Logs: What Should You Use?
If your logs are beginning to look faded and worn, it's time for you to re-stain your home. Check out these tips to finding the...
Is a Maintenance-Free Log Home Possible?
Is that really possible? With a little forethought and planning, you can achieve a log home that’s easy to care for and wonderf...
Why You Need to Seal Your Log Ends
Logs soak up moisture and can cause rot. Learn about the sealing process and more.
The Tip You Need to Know for Telling When It's Time to Re-Stain
This easy water bottle trick will tell you when it's time to re-stain your entire log home.
What to Look For During a Visual Inspection
Learn what to look for during a visual inspection of your log home to see what maintenance needs to be done.
Maintaining Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Home Living
There are some general maintenance tasks you'll have to do seasonally on your log home. Learn how to spot damage, how when it's...
Why Do Some Logs Have Cracks in Them?
Ever wonder why some logs have cracks in them while others don't? Find out how this happens and when you need to be concerned.
Attract Birds That Won't Damage a Log Home
Attract more feathered friends to your property, without putting your log home at risk.
Your Metal Roof Maintenance Guide
Here’s the down-and-dirty scoop on cleaning and maintaining a metal roof.
DIY: How to Fix a Log with Interior Rot
Sometimes, the surface of a log looks OK, but there’s rot lurking within. Once logs have decayed to this extent, the only way t...