Maintain

Tips and tricks for maintaining your log or timber home.
 

Restoring a Neglected Log Home

Take your log home from grunge to glory in 4 steps. Four circumstances dictate when stripping is necessary: When there is any type of film or coating on the wood, when there’s a build up of old finishes, when there is any area of the house where the old finish is peeling or cracking, and when there is a glossy finish on the house. If, however, the house has had penetrating finishes applied to it, or it has never had anything applied to it or if a gentle breeze blows bits of the finish away, you can skip the stripping process and pressure-wash instead.

Staining Options for Your Log Home

Which stain is right for you? Start with this free download to find out.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

A little TLC will keep your log home like new for a lifetime.

All About Log Homes

This free infographic answers many of the basic questions people have about log homes today.

4 Steps to Spring Maintenance

Keep up your timber home with four easy steps.

Editor’s Picks: Home-Improvement Tools

4 home-improvement tools to consider adding to your tool box for maintenance projects

Landscaping for Wildfire Protection

Knowledge and planning are the keys to saving your log home.

Choose Your Chinking

Caulking and chinking are among the final products that go into a log home. And they’re among the most important. They not only seal air leaks and keep out rain, they help protect the home […]

Fall Maintenance Checklist: Time to check your logs

Fall is a great time to take inventory of how well your logs (along with the rest of your home's shell) are doing. Here are 7 tips to get you started.

10 Log-Home Maintenance Myths

Information regarding the costs and effort involved in upkeep on a log home is often outdated and inaccurate.