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General maintenance for log homes.

Log Homes & Allergies | Complete Guide

Log homes are beautiful, rustic, and associated with nature. We often refer to log homes as a lifestyle. Since log homes are a unique way of life, many people often ask about preventing allergies in their cabin. Even if you love the outdoors allergies can cause life to be pretty miserable. In this guide we […]

Common Log Home Health Problems & Preventions

One of the top questions we get are a variation of: Are log homes healthy? Many people seek the log home life for a healthier lifestyle. But are there health problems that come with log homes and if so what are they? Here we will break down the common log home health problems and how […]

How to install log railing | Guide

Log railings are a beautiful way to add to the aesthetic of your log home or any deck for that matter. In this guide we will go over everything you need to know about log railings and how to install them. How to install log railings: Things you will need: Purchase your log railings and […]

Log Homes and Humidity | Complete Guide

Humidity and wood do not typically mix well. So what effects does humidity have on your log home? In this article we will breakdown the must knows of humidity and your log home. Log home’s should have a fairly even level of humidity. To high or to low humidity can cause different types of problems. […]

What is Backer Rod? | Complete Guide

Chinking is very important for your log home’s protection. Chinking keeps logs sealed from moisture, weather, and pests. Backer Rod is an essential key to making sure that your chinking stays sealed and lasts. What is Backer Rod & how does it work? Backer Rod is a type of foam that is placed before chinking. […]

Chinking vs Caulk | When To Use Each

If you have a log home, then you will need both chinking and caulk to keep your log home sealed. Keeping your log home sealed will prevent moisture from rotting your logs and pests from entering your log home. This is essential to the longevity of your log home. A very common questions new log […]

The different types of Chinking for Cabins

Chinking is what seals your cabin and keeps moisture out. Over the years chinking has changed drastically and mostly been made of what was locally available. Early pioneers that needed to build a quick cabin or fort used moss as chinking. Of course this didn’t last very long. Here are the different types of chinking […]

Chinking Interior Log Walls | Guide

Chinking on the outside is an absolute necessity. Chinking on your log home’s exterior is there to prevent air and mostly moisture from entering/rotting your logs. But what about the interior of your log home? Should you chink the interior? In the guide we will breakdown interior chinking and when to use it. Do you […]

How To Make Homemade Chinking | Guide

If you have an older log home or a cabin that you have built yourself, you might be the type of DIYer that needs to go all the way. Chinking was traditionally made out of what was available. In most cases this used to be clay as clay is pretty abundant. Today there is synthetic […]

How to repair chinking | Complete Guide

Chinking is an essential part of your log home. However if chinking becomes damages, outdated, or is installed improperly it can fail. Failing chinking can lead to rot and other big problems. Check How to prevent rot. In this guide we will tell you what to look for and how to fix the common problems […]