"We bought our log cabin four years ago. It was a total wreck from years of neglect - carpenter ants/bees, water damage/staining from leaking roof and skylights, etc. But it was six beautiful acres with a private lake one hour from the city... Before we made the decision to tear the house down and start over, we met Ian and his team.
They literally "camped out" in the house for six weeks and totally stripped/stained and resealed the entire house! Four bedrooms, two full baths, great room, kitchen, hallways and the entire outside- including a wrap around deck- was refurbished and protected. And Ian has stayed in touch every year. He just checked on us and this past summer re-sealed the home’s exterior.
The house is our weekend refuge from our insanely, busy workweek. We are there almost every Friday night. The stress just melts away as we pull onto our road and see the perfect house up on the hill overlooking our lake. It's great to know we have someone like Ian if we have any issues. He's always reachable and does a great job!"
Carpenter Bees can bore into wood and damage log homes.
Owners of log home sometimes mistakenly blame insects for damage caused by wood rot. Rotting logs are what usually first attracts a wide variety of bugs to your home. Carpenter bees and termites are some of the worst culprits when it comes tothe damagedone to log homes by insects.
The usual bug suspects are:
Performance Log Finishers experts fill holes created by wood-boring insects anywhere in your log home.Before using protective log home stains and sealants, we spray logs with a gentle borate treatment that is designed to soak into the logs and protect them against insects and wood rot.
After the borate treatment is dry, Performance Log Finishers can offer additional protection against insects and rot by using specialized stains and sealants. Call 800-781-2551 to contact Performance Log Finishers to learn how we can help you protect your home against insect damage. If your home is already in need of repair we will assess the problems and advise you on the best course of action.or repair damage caused by such pests.