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Maintaining

Designing a Maintenance-Free Log Home

Nobody likes to vacuum, but we all have to do it from time to time. However, most homeowners would agree that vacuuming is child’s play compared to dealing with a broken appliance, a drafty window, or a stained countertop. While the vacuuming may be a fact of life, the other chores on this list don’t have to be—at least when it comes to your new log home. The secret is keeping an eye out for easy maintenance when planning and designing many of the home’s interior features. To help wi…

Exterior Log Finish Primer

Low-maintenance, long-lasting good looks, environmental friendliness, and reasonable cost are just some of the elements that factor into choosing the right log home exterior finish. Evaluating the available options may be a challenge, but an understanding of the basics helps ease the process and produce the desired results. Paul Peebles, a commercial sales representative at Perma-Chink Systems, agrees that appearance, longevity, value, and environmental considera…

Preserving Your Log Home

For many people, becoming a log home owner takes years of planning and saving funds. Once you’ve built your dream log home, you want to do everything possible to protect your investment. Regular maintenance is certainly important, and carefully selecting high-performing stains and finishes will help preserve the beauty and integrity of your home for years to come.  Stains and finishes protect the logs from the elements, including sun, wind, and rain—strong forces that can cause severe damage over t…

Lasting Legacy

When you first build your log home, you’re thinking about how it will fulfill your family’s current needs. After years of living in the home, as your children and grandchildren grow up, you begin to build a history of cherished memories around it. Then, you may begin to think of your home differently. It’s not just as a place to sleep and eat anymore, but much more. It has become a building block for your children and their children’s future. It’s the place where family gathers for holidays and vacation…