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About Maintaining Log Homes Intro Page

About Maintaining Log Homes

Maintaining the natural beauty of 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 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. is accepting log home maintenance articles from our subscribers and from log home owners. Contact us for details.

Published in Maintaining Log Homes
Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:42

The Log Home and Cabin Maintenance Center

Log Home Maintenance.


Log home before cleaning the logs.



Log home after cleaning the logs.
What a difference cleaning makes.

The log home Maintenance Companies will be listed under the Maintenance Link to the left in a few weeks.

US and Canadian Log Home Maintenance Supply Companies, like Perma-Chink, will be listed soon. Perma-Cink has contributed numerous helpful articles about maintaining your log home with their products. These articles are found under the information tab.

In the Information Section of you will find many helpful log home and cabin articles about taking care of your log home including "how to do it yourself" tips written by log home the professionals. Maintaining a log cabin or home is not much different from and ordinary home. The common issues in both kinds of homes is how to deal with nature and natures pests, which are; the wind, rain, snow, the sun, woodpeckers, rodents and bugs.


  1. Develop a log home maintenance plan
  2. Log home and cabin inspection tips
  3. Protecting your log home from the sun
  4. Getting ready for winter
  5. Minimizing exposure to moisture
  6. Dealing with natures insects (bugs)
  7. Dealing with natures pests
  8. Preserving logs
  9. Preserving wood decks
  10. Dealing with Mold and Mildew
  11. Parasitic Wasps
  12. Cleaning Wood Surfaces
  13. Stain and Topcoat Additives
  14. Restoring neglected log homes and cabins.
  15. Much more.

BTW... We are accepting log home and cabin maintenance articles for publication from our advertisers. Specifically, we publish articles that are supported by photographs. Proper credit given. Articles are great advertising tools. Contact us for details.


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