Replacing whole log is one of the most common problems requiring immediate attention on log homes and cabins, and it can be upsetting for a homeowner to hear that they need to have whole logs replaced. However, leaving rotted logs in place only makes things worse. They can’t get better on their own. To prevent rot from spreading, the rotten log must be removed and replaced with a new log.
Replacing whole logs is something that only a skilled professional should attempt. Edmunds & Company has over 40 years of experiencing replacing whole logs, half logs and performing other skilled repairs on log homes and buildings.
Call 715-373-5744 or contact us for an estimate.
Situations that Require Replacing Whole Logs
Some of these logs were so rotten the entire log needed replacement. Other logs only required a half-log or re-facing. Take a look at the pictures to see the extent of the work that needed to be completed on this house.
We replace rotted logs with fully dried cedar logs. We are so confident in the durability of our replacement logs that we guarantee them for 10 years! If there is less than 50% solid wood left in rotten logs, we usually recommend using a whole log in that section vs. a half log.
Replacement logs are attached to the existing building with galvanized screws or ring nails. Voids between the new and the old logs are filled with expanding foam and chinked.
Screw heads or nails are sunk to a depth of ¼ inch below the log surface and the hole is filled with caulk matching the color of the log.
A quality log home stain is applied to the new logs. Various methods are used to insure that the new logs have a stain match that helps to make them blend in with the existing logs. Click for more information on selecting the right stain.
Our replacement logs are guaranteed against rot for 10 years.
Edmunds & Company uses kiln-dried cedar logs for our replacement logs. Learn why.
Contact an expert in replacing the most difficult rotten logs. Call 715-373-5744 or contact us.