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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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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 the key things to l...
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Easy Ways to Prepare Your Log Home for the Winter
Three easy steps to prepare your log home for harsh winter weather.
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Don't Fear 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.
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Restoring a Neglected Log Home
Take your log home from grunge to glory in 4 steps.
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Authentic Cabin Remodel | A Small Good Thing
This loving authentic cabin remodel stands tribute to its late owner’s vision.
Protecting Log Homes From Wildfires
Smart Landscaping Strategies to Protect Your Log Home from Wildfires
Protecting your log home from wildfires starts with strategic landscaping. Learn what you can do to safeguard your property:
From Antique Dutch Barn to Lone Star Lake House
From Antique Dutch Barn to Lone Star Lake House
A New York barn heads to Texas when a couple decides to build a secluded timber frame house for summertime.
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Adding On to Your Log Home
Thinking about adding on to your log home? We ask building expert Jim Cooper to answer all your questions about log home additi...
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Updating a Classic Maryland Log Cabin
A sharply pitched roof and a prow front allow for a living room with a soaring vaulted ceiling and large glass windows in this ...
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Timeless Treasure: A Vintage Log Home in Georgia
Old logs find new life in a Georgia gem.
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Chinking and Caulking for Your Log Home
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Time to Check Your Logs | Fall Log Home Maintenance Checklist
Fall is a great time to take inventory of how well your logs (along with the rest of your home's shell) are doing following the...

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