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Archive of posts tagged maintenance

Designing to Fit Your Location

In past articles we’ve talked about visualizing the way your future log or timber frame will look when it is completed, but what do you see when you picture the surrounding land? Do you envision your home tucked away at the base of a rugged mountain range? Or perhaps your ideal wood house is seen [...]

Design for Today, Protect for Tomorrow

When you first think of building a log or timber home, maintenance might not be something you think of until later on. You want it to stand the test of time, so knowing that there are choices to be made now, aside from what stain to use, can help to protect your home for later. [...]

How Much Maintenance Will My Log Home Need?

Log Cabin Homes magazine contacted Mountain Architects, PrecisionCraft’s architectural firm to answer a few questions regarding exterior log home maintenance.  Below is the interview “in the raw.” See the edited interview and more answers regarding log home maintenance in the July issue of Log Cabin Homes,  on newsstands now. What are your top things to [...]

Interior Stain for Log Homes

Thanks to Sashco for sharing some interior finish expertise this month. Cinderella didn’t put up with cleaning drudgery forever. Neither should you.  Apply a finish to your interior log and wood walls and you’ll be sitting pretty. Why finish interior walls?  Interior log and wood walls set the tone in a log home.  Applying a quality finish will [...]

Log Home Maintenance, Cleaning and Inspections

Guest Author: Perma-Chink Systems Taking care of log homes is a bit like caring for your car. You would never consider driving your car for years without changing the oil or ever washing it. Your home too needs an occasional wash, inspection and maintenance. It is easier and better to inspect a clean home than [...]

What are the Best Ways to Protect My Logs?

When it comes to protecting your log home, why not get your info from the experts? Below are some pointers from Sashco – a company specializing in high quality sealants for both conventional home construction and log home finishing and maintenance. The design of your home and the style of logs that you select are [...]