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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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Smart Steps for Going Off-Grid
Ready to go all-in on off-grid living? We’ve rounded up clever design ideas to create an efficient home and the latest product offerings to help you get started.
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Soil Prep School
Prepare and fortify your soil now to get a head start in the spring.
Ask the Expert: What Do I Do About the Sealant or Chinking When Re-Staining My Home?
Ask the Expert: What Do I Do About the Sealant or Chinking When Re-Staining My Home?
Ask the Expert: What Do I Use on the Interior of My Logs and Timbers?
Ask the Expert: What Do I Use on the Interior of My Logs and Timbers?
Ask the Expert: What Are the Best Products to Stain My Wood Deck?
Ask the Expert: What Are the Best Products to Stain My Wood Deck?
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Thinking About Chinking?
If you’re looking to infuse a bit of traditional country flair into your new log home, adding chinking — those contrasting bands …
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Forever Young: Maintaining Your Home
Log home restoration can right a lot of wrongs, but prudent planning pays off in the long run.
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Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Common Garden Pests
Identifying the problem is the first step in finding a healthy way to reduce — or even eliminate — the damage caused by insects. …
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Prepping Your Water Heater and Plumbing for Winter
The holiday season is for visiting loved ones, eating delicious food and snuggling up by the fire in your log home. Emergency plu…
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The Unexpected Way to Save Money: Your Windows
As you work on winter maintenance for your log or timber home, be sure to include an evaluation of all the windows in your home.
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Ask the Expert: What’s the Difference Between Caulking and Chinking?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
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T.L.C. Tips for Your Log or Timber Home
Here are the maintenance basics to make sure your home is in tip-top shape for years to come.
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Ask the Expert: What Do I Need to Look for in a Log Home Finish?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
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Trends For Staining With Style
Stains and sealants can transform the look and feel of your home. Get the inside scoop on the hottest color trends — plus, tips f…
Ask the Expert: What Are the Benefits of Using a Specialized, Pigmented Finish on a Log Cabin?
Ask the Expert: What Are the Benefits of Using a Specialized, Pigmented Finish on a Log Cabin?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
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Ask the Expert: How Do I Keep My Deck in Tip-Top Shape?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
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Preparing Your Log Home For Hurricane Season
While warm weather means summer adventures, it also means the start of hurricane season. If you live close to the coastline, it’s…
Ask the Expert: How Do I Protect My Home’s Wood Against Its Most Common Threats?
Ask the Expert: How Do I Protect My Home’s Wood Against Its Most Common Threats?
Sponsored by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.

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