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The Log Home Restoration Blog

Browse below for articles with information and tips on maintaining your log home.

Problems with Log Homes – Woodpeckers can be a nuisance!

Problems with Log Homes – Woodpeckers can be a nuisance! There are a variety of problems associated with any type...

May 1, 2013

Log home chinking – Saying good bye to your log home for the season? Tips to keep those unwanted “guests” OUT!

Log home chinking – Saying good bye to your log home for the season? Tips to keep those unwanted “guests”...

September 26, 2012

Log home maintenance and repair of vertical logs

Log home maintenance and repair of vertical logs Most of the time vertical logs rot out at the bottom of...

August 15, 2012

Log siding maintenance is important

Log siding maintenance is important Maintaining log siding can offer similar challenges to that of a “true” log home in...

June 19, 2012

Log home problems – Why leaks happen and how to prevent them

Log home problems – Why leaks happen and how to prevent them One problem with log homes is that they can leak....

June 1, 2012

Common Problems with “Middle-aged” Log Homes

Common Problems with “Middle-aged” Log Homes We have restored log homes in the upper Midwest for over thirty years.  Our...

May 15, 2012

Log home chinking – then and now

Log home chinking – then and now Chinking is what makes a primitive log structure into a place anyone would...

May 3, 2012

Log home repair – Rotting log ends are a real problem.

Log home repair – Rotting log ends are a real problem. Many times in the course of doing our log...

May 1, 2012

Log Homes Using Turned or Manufactured Logs

Log Homes Using Turned or Manufactured Logs Every season starts with expectations of what style of log home will come...

April 12, 2012

Log home dry rot and what can be done to resolve it

Log home dry rot and what can be done to resolve it We frequently get calls from log home owners...

September 27, 2011

Log home maintenance: Porcupines are chewing on my log home…

Log home maintenance: Porcupines are chewing on my log home… Log home maintenance problems can come in all sorts of...

September 16, 2011

Log cabin maintenance you can do yourself – caulking cracks in your logs

Log cabin maintenance you can do yourself – caulking cracks in your logs Log home maintenance issues sometimes need to...

August 4, 2011