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About Maintaining Log Homes Intro Page

About Maintaining Log Homes

Maintaining a log home is not much different than the effort required to maintain any other type of home. Let's assume for a moment that the exterior your current home is covered with a colored composite shingle which receives a daily beating from the sun and wind blowing sand. Attached to your home is a lovely wooden deck. Over a short period of time the sun will bleach out the color of the siding and the deck. The wind and rain will also work on your deck. This is only nature at work. It is just natural. The solution to maintain the beauty of any home or deck is to put a maintenance plan in play from the day of purchase.

This section of loghomes.com is all about dealing with nature. How to prepare a log home maintenance plan for a new home, an existing log home or how to restore a neglected log home. We have also included a section called "Dealing With Natures Pests" which are some of natures annoying little critters like ants, woodpeckers, termites, wasps etc.

In Log Home Maintenance you will find helpful articles about;

  1. Developing your log home maintenance plan
  2. Managing log home exposure to the sun
  3. Managing log home exposure to moisture
  4. Dealing with natures insects
  5. Dealing with natures pests
  6. Preserving wood
  7. Preserving wood decks
  8. Dealing with Mold and Mildew
  9. Parasitic Wasps
  10. Glossary of Wood Terms
  11. Cleaning Wood Surfaces
  12. Mill Glaze
  13. Stain and Topcoat Additives
  14. Restoring neglected log homes and cabins

As time goes on our log home maintenance clients and log home owners will submit new log home maintenance articles. These log home maintenance articles will come from people living in different climates all over the the United States and Canada.

Open invitation: Send us your log home maintenance articles. We will consider consider all maintenance articles for inclusion on our web site, especially those from people with hands on experience. Appropriate credit for the article will be given.

Loghomes.com is accepting log home maintenance articles from our subscribers and from log home owners. Contact us for details.

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LogHomes.com features Log Home Mills models and plans, Builders of milled and handcrafted log homes or log cabins in the United States.  Plus - Log Home Real Estate for Sale today in the United States and Canada.


 America's 1st log home information web site.

We feature two styles of log homes today; the milled log home (or manufactured log home) and the handcrafted log home. Whether you are looking to buy a log home package or have a custom log home or cabin built for you, LogHomes.com has your needs covered.  The established American and Canadian log home builders and log mills featured here provide information for log homes, handcrafted log homes, cabins, fishing cabins, hunting cabins and retreat cabins.  Log construction styles include Round logs, D logs, Half logs, Square logs, Saddle Notch, Post and Beam Log Homes and the Timber Frame Log HomeA log house becomes a log home when you add your personality to its natural beauty and warmth.©

List log home or cabin seminars here with loghomes.com.

In Models and Plans section you will find photographs of affordable log homes and cabins. These stunning homes were built by true log craftsmen. The mills and skilled log home builders listed with Loghomes.com will help you make quality building decisions every step of the way. Feel free to contact them as they have the answers to all of your questions about building a log house, a custom log home, or a custom handcrafted log home, a log home or a log cabin.

Log Home Real Estate For Sale.

Looking for an existing log home or log cabin real estate to purchase?  We have Luxury Log Homes, Classic Log Homes, and the Best Country Log Homes for Sale.   Under the Log Homes For Sale Tab you will find United States, Canadian Realtor and FSBO "for sale by owner" listings.  These log home and cabin real estate listings are for new and "rustic log homes" - including short sales,  log cabin foreclosures, lease option possibilities.  Looking for real log home design ideas?   Look at the interiors of log homes for sale in our for sale section.

Selling a log home or log cabin, we have you covered.

Have a log home or cabin to sell? Our Log Home Real Estate advertising rates are very reasonable. Click "Login / Register" and then register to create an advertising user account to list your log home or cabin for sale. "Michigan Log Home sells in 2 days after being listed.  Tennessee log home sold 8 days after being listed on www.loghomes.com for cash." Log homes and log cabins often sell in 30 to 120 days.

Pictures of real log homes and cabins.

Looking for real log home or cabin design ideas? Look at our log home and cabin real estate for sale section to browse photos of real log homes and cabins throughout the United States and Canada. You will learn a lot about the interior construction, decorating ideas and the design of log homes and cabins by looking at the photos of our log home properties for sale.

Unique Log Homes:  This Kentucky Log Home for Sale   is the most uniquely beautiful log home I have ever seen. Click to view.

 Log Home Dreaming:  Read this South Carolina log home description. 

Imagine waking up each morning, surrounded in an environment that can only be described as serene, tranquil and absolute peacefulness. Enjoy your first cup of coffee outside on the sprawling deck, overlooking fenced pastures and a deep stocked pond. Be sure to keep an eye out for the family of deer who arrive in the early dawn hours to graze in their familiar spot, located just to the right of the deck. Imagine the horses, their graceful beauty as they gallop along the fences; the ducks, swimming quietly in the calm waters.

What’s the best part?  Waking up to another quiet morning.  Sitting outside on the upstairs balcony, enjoying that first cup of coffee, just soaking it all in… This could be your home. Your very own, little piece of paradise.  Want to know more?  Just Click.

Log Shells, Log Home Kits and Packages.

The construction process of a log home or cabin starts as a log shell, progresses to a log kit and then to a complete log home package. The owner/builder or owner/contractor may purchase a shell, a kit or a complete package. For details click on the Shell Kit Package Tab.

Contracting or Building a log home or cabin.

Contracting with a builder and building a turnkey (ready to live in) log home has never been easier. Buying a log home package and acting as the owner/builder/contractor has never been easier. Erecting a log home or cabin kit has never been easier. Log Builders will also erect log kits for you to finish. We are an American Spirit web site with a "can do" attitude. Here at Loghomes.com hope does spring eternal.

Preserving log homes and log cabins.

Log home maintenance information is available from PermaChink - "Your Wood Care Resource", log home maintenance companies, and other supply companies listed with loghomes.com. Preparing a log home maintenance plan is no different than preparing a plan to maintain any other home. You can find log home and cabin maintenance information here.
Requesting log home information.
When you request log home information via Loghomes.com you will be contacted by one or more log builders who can assist you in planning your dream home budget. Log homes are for everyone and on par cost-wise with a standard home of comparable size. Here is a link to our free log home catalog and information request.

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Since 1994 more than 419,200,000 pages have been read on Loghomes.com by people interested in buying a log home.

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Martin and Seth Turnbull


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