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"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!"

Judith Sampson

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Log rot can quickly cause serious damage to your log home. It is important to get log decay fixed as quickly as possible.
Call 800-781-2551 today to get your homeslog rot repaired today.

Log Rot and Decay

Log rot can destroy a log home’s appearance and structural integrity and is a maintenance issue that log owners should address as soon as possible.Performance Log Finishers can help you identify log rot and decay and repair the damage it causes to log homes.

The Primary Locations of Log Decay:

  • Cracks in Logs, also known as “Checks.”
  • Gaps in Butt Joints
  • The Bottom Few Logs closet to the ground.

Those Pesky Log Rot Organisms

The organisms that cause log rot need warm temperatures (between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit), plenty of oxygen, and 20% or more of a logs fiber to moist. They also need fuel that the rot organisms unfortunately find in the wood that makes up your log home’s primary building material.

The Worst Types of Log Decay Organisms

  • Mildew is associated with moisture and is often found in bathrooms, laundry rooms and under kitchen sink. Mildew is usually powdery in texture and can be white, brown, yellow, gray, green or black in color.
  • Sapstain, also known as blue stain, may be present in logs when they are cut down or milled. Sapstain can cause a red, brown, blue or back coloration that can involve many hues. Such logs should be properly sealed to prevent decay.
  • Brown Rot is the main cause of decay in log homes. In early stages it forms white spots but later it turns brown and can cause wood to become soft and crumble.
  • Dry Rot , like brown rot, is a form of wood rot that can spread quickly but dry rot can infect dry wood but still needs moisture to spread and grow.
  • White Rot may make wood look bleached and is most commonly found in hardwoods.
  • Pocket Rot is usually visible as white specks on the surface of logs.
  • Soft Rot is usually a shallow form of rot found in badly weathered wood.

Recommendationsfor preventing all types of log rot:

If you suspect log rot or decay, contact Performance Log Finishers at 800-781-2551 to schedule a log home inspection.