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How to Refinish Log Home Exterior?
Log cabins are a Canadian tradition passed down for generations. They are a beautiful representation of Canadian heritage and have locations across the nation. But with time, log homes can begin to look worn and weathered, and they may need some restoration to restore their beauty and durability. One of the most important steps in…Read More
Can You Restore Painted Brick?
Yes, you can restore painted brick, but the process can be challenging and time-consuming. Before beginning any restoration project, it’s important to assess the condition of the brick. This way, the professionals determine the best course of action. If the painted brick is in good condition with no signs of chipping, peeling or cracking, then…Read More
The Importance of Regular Maintenance for Log Homes
We understand the importance of preserving the beauty and integrity of log homes. Maintaining log homes need more attention than traditional homes. Regular maintenance is crucial to ensuring the longevity of log homes. Neglecting maintenance can lead to costly repairs, structural damage, and even safety hazards. Importance of Log Home Maintenance: Moisture Damage from Weather…Read More
How to Restore Brick Exterior?
Restoring a brick exterior can enhance the appearance and value of your home. The first step in restoring a brick exterior is to clean it with a power washer or a mixture of water and detergent. Next, any damaged bricks need replacing, and cracks in the mortar should be filled with new mortar. If the…Read More
Chinking for Log Homes
Log home chinking is a skill that most log home companies provide. Yet, it is easy to identify a good quality company from the rest. While chinking is an essential part of log home construction, it can also present several challenges for log home companies. Here are some of the difficulties a log home company…Read More
How Often to Stain a Log Home
The timing of how often to stain a log home can vary. It depends on several factors such as the type of wood, the climate in the area, the quality of the stain, and the amount of exposure to sunlight and moisture. In general, most experts recommend staining a log home every 3-5 years. This…Read More
Are Log Homes Energy Efficient?
Log homes can be energy efficient if they are designed well. The thickness of the logs provides a high level of insulation. This helps keep the interior of the home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Yet, it’s important to seal the gaps and joints between the logs to prevent air infiltration.…Read More