It is the time of year that many folks head up to their cabins to open up for the summer. For many areas of the Upper Midwest, this winter/spring has hung on all the way through April and into May.
But make no mistake – the warm days of spring and summer WILL come and this is the calm before the storm in terms of planning for log home maintenance. Best to get a plan in place before the season gets away from us.
We are out and about looking at projects for the summer and maintenance of log homes is the topic each time I meet with a new potential client. Because we are restoration specialists, many times we get asked to come in when the maintenance routine has failed.
Having said that, it does not mean that rot and repair of logs is inevitable; it just means we need to be ever vigilant and flexible in our maintenance plan in order to get the best results.
It is important to make it an annual routine to look at all areas of your building for signs of problems. Most times, if log home maintenance issues are caught early, they can be corrected with minimal effort and expense.