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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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How to Get Rid of Raccoons
Don't let raccoons run amok on your property. Use these five tips to keep raccoons out of your garbage–and your home.
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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.
Garden Pests: Cabbage With Pest Damage
Natural Strategies for Dealing with Garden Pests
Try these non-toxic methods to stop nature’s critters from enjoying your garden before you can. From slugs to deer, here are so...
ISK Log Cabin Exterior
The Major Threats to a Log Home’s Wood
Log homes can take a beating over time. Here are five threats to any log cabin, and how WOODguard® can help you keep your exter...
Clean Indoor Air
What You Need to Know About Clean Indoor Air
We often take indoor-air quality for granted, but the fact is that the air inside your home can have more concentrated pollutan...
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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 ...
How to Build the Perfect Fire This Winter
Safe Practices for Your Log Home Fireplace
Stay warm and cozy this season by building the perfect fire for your log home fireplace.
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
Sometimes, you need a change of plans... floor plans that is. Find out all you need to know about expanding a renovating your l...
How to Keep Bugs Away from Your Logs
Using Borate to Protect Logs from Bugs & Fungi
Pre-treating your log home's wood with a non-corrosive borate-based solution is an effective way to deter termites, beetles, ca...
What is Acrylic Stain?
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?
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...
The Log Home Built After a Forest Fire
The Log Home Built After a Forest Fire
In the aftermath of a devastating fire, one couple rebuilds their log home and their life.
3 Approaches to Safeguard Your Log Home
3 Approaches to Safeguard Your Log Home
What log maintenance projects can you tackle yourself and when should you call a pro? Log home stain manufacturers and restorat...
5 Fall Timber Home Maintenance Essentials
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...
No-Sweat Landscapes
No-Maintenance Landscaping Options for the Cabin
Focusing on no-maintenance landscaping options helps you enjoy your property more and make the most out of your log home’s curb...
Recreating Fort King
How a Log Manufacturer Restored Fort King in Florida
A historic Florida fort gets a little re-fortification of its own, thanks to a New York log manufacturer.
6 Tips to Cleaner Indoor Air
6 Tips to Cleaner Indoor Air
The air you breathe can be one of the dirtiest things inside your home. Here’s how (and why) you should keep it clean.
Your Log Home Autumn Check-List
Your Log Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall
As the seasons change, so do your home's needs. Follow our concise tips to keep your home in pristine shape, no matter the time...