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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.

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...
Restoring Historic Buildings on a Texas Ranch
Texas homeowners take to restoring historic buildings on their ranch — including a "dog-trot" log cabin.
10 Log Home Maintenance Myths
Ten of the most common log home maintenance myths debunked.
The Roof Maintenance You Need to Do Every Spring and Fall
These simple guidelines can help you regularly maintain your roof and avoid some serious problems down the road.
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When to Repair Your Log Home Yourself and When Not To
You can do many log home repairs yourself, but it's best to hire professionals for the big jobs.
Carpenter Bees
How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees
These pests can wreak havoc on a wood home, but you can prevent or get rid of carpenter bees once and for all if you take these...
Closing Your Cabin for the Season Checklist
Closing Down Your Cabin for the Season
Use this checklist to begin the process of closing down your cabin for the season.
Precautions for Living in Bear Country
If you choose to build your log home in bear country, here are some simple precautions you can take to reduce the chances you’l...
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4 Easy Ways to Bear-Proof Your Log Home
How can you live in harmony with bears? Here are 4 easy tips for keeping your log home bear-proof.
Caring For Your Log Home's Wood
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8 Natural Enemies of Log Homes
Sun, wind, water and creatures can all be destructive to your log home. From excessive sunshine to persistent carpenter bees, h...
Log Home Maintenance FAQs
Your log home maintenance FAQs answered by Log Home Living's own editor, Roland Sweet.
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Deter Your Log Home's Natural Enemies
Sun, wind, water and creatures will all make their attempts to borrow some beauty from your log home, but you have the ability ...
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Sealing and Finishing Tips for Log Homes
Chinking alone is not enough to seal your home. Learn from the pros with these sealing and finishing tips for log homes.
4 Tips for Landscaping on a Budget
4 Tips for Landscaping on a Budget
Save money on your log home landscaping with these tips to making a beautiful yard.
The Dirt on Green Cleaning Products
Do you know what's in your cleaning products? Get the dirt on safe cleaning.
Budget-Cutting Tips for Staining Log Homes
Save thousands by staining the interior logs of your home yourself. Here's everything you need to know for smooth, successful r...

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