We’re all for homeowners tackling log home maintenance tasks themselves, but some log home repairs are best left to professionals. Replacing whole or half logs is one of those tasks you want done right, the first time.
Why Do Logs Need Replacing?
If your log home has an attached deck, check the logs around the edge where the deck meets the building. This is a spot where we commonly see moisture, rot and decay that requires whole or half logs to be replaced. Using fillers such as epoxy is just a temporary solution. Getting rid of the rotten log is the way to insure that your log home remains in good condition.
Replacing Logs: Not for Amateurs
When rot has made its way deep into a log, the entire log in the affected area must be replaced. This process requires expertise as well as specialized tools to do the job right.
First the rotten part of the log needs to be removed carefully so surrounding logs are not compromised. Replacement logs are attached to the existing structure using galvanized screws or ring nails. Then the voids between the old and new logs are filled. Screws are sunk into the logs to a depth of 1/4 inch below the surface, with additional filler or caulk used to match the log surface so the repair is nearly invisible. Lastly, the area is stained or sealed to match the existing dwelling so that the repair blends into the home’s appearance.
When you work with a professional log home restoration company such as Edmunds & Company, you can rest easy knowing that not only is the job being done by a crew that’s done countless other repairs just like this one, but that the work is guaranteed. We use only kiln-dried cedar logs and these are guaranteed against rot for 10 years. We are always available after a job to answer any questions, and to help you keep your log home beautiful for many years to come.
Edmunds & Company’s crew and staff know log homes because we’ve been working on nothing but log homes and buildings since the 1970s. Our crews have the knowledge, skills, experience and specialized equipment to restore and maintain your log home or building. Call us at 715-373-5744 for more information.