As with any
home, maintenance is required to protect your investment from the elements,
such as wind, sun and rain. Logs exposed to these elements are
vulnerable. The best way to properly maintain your log home begins
with design choices that minimize log exposure and provide protection from
the elements. Consider adding roof overhangs and extending porches and
pay special attention to the side of your log home that has the greatest
exposure to sun-it needs the most protection.
Log home maintenance is no more difficult than caring
for a stick built house; it's just a different process. Maintain your
log home regularly. Basic log maintenance means cleaning your log home
every 2-3 years. Develop a schedule for recoating logs based on the
manufacturer's instructions and warranty guidelines as well as the needs of
the home's exterior. All finishes wear with time-look for differences
or bubbles in the finish, especially on the sunny side of your home.
Always use the same products used in the first treatment and follow the
A log home is a unique
product. We at Jim Barna Eastern USA are more than willing to discuss
the maintenance of your log home with you. Contact us today to learn
more about maintaining your investment.