Log Home Maintenance – Why it’s Critical

Log homes are beautiful to look at, but if not properly maintained, the exterior of log homes can become an eye sore quickly. There are several different reasons that log home maintenance is very important.

Maintenance Keeps The Existing Finish Maintainable

Log homes are overall unconventional homes. The upkeep of these unconventional homes is necessary to be able to maintain the existing finish on the home. Log homes are protected by a stain over the natural wood, and if this stain is not cleaned and taken care of regularly, the stain can wear away and leave the natural wood exposed. If the stain wears away and natural wood is exposed, the exterior finish might have to be restored and redone before routine maintenance can start taking place again.

Log Homes Are Susceptible To Mold
Any surface that has moisture is susceptible to mold. Log homes demand attention on their exteriors to keep the natural wood protected to avoid the growth of mold. When cleaning and re-staining the exterior of a log home, first make sure the natural wood is thoroughly cleaned and dried before placing a new coat of stain over the wood. Clean and dry natural wood with a coating of stain over it helps seal the wood and keep the environment clear of mold.

Insects Can Become A Nuisance
Log homes are also susceptible to insect problems within the natural wood. Although termites are not such a big deal as they were many years ago thanks to incredible pest control in today’s day in age, carpenter bees can still be an issue for log homes. Carpenter bees burrow into the wood and can damage the home severely. The best way to avoid this issue is to repel carpenter bees altogether. Repelling carpenter bees altogether requires routine maintenance of the log home and awareness of the possibility of an issue occurring.

Routine maintenance on log homes can keep a beautiful home in extraordinary condition. Routine maintenance on the log home is necessary to avoid issues such as having to completely restore the exterior of the home, fight mold issues, and repel insects such as carpenter bees.

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Your log home is a major investment and maintenance is critical to protect that investment.  We are log home maintenance specialist and can help repair damage or maintain your beautiful log home.