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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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These Log Homes Were Restored to Tip-Top Shape
Each of these older log homes got a new lease on life thanks to owners who’d rather improve on the past than start anew.
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How to Get Rid of Wasps
Having a problem with wasps buzzing around your yard or deck? With just a little know-how, wasps can be safely and easily elimi...
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How to Tell the Difference in Blue Stain and Mold
A reader writes in with admiration for log and timber homes with a bluish tint but wants to know if that's intentional, and mor...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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