Log cabin homes are beautiful, set as they are away from the noise and stresses of city life. When you own a log cabin home, you own peace and tranquility, a little slice of Paradise to call your very own. But trouble can easily come to Paradise if you don't keep up proper log cabin maintenance. Here's what you need to know to keep your log cabin in good working order.
Log cabins, as the name suggests, are made of logs. And just like any other other home, log cabin owners need to make sure their cabins can stand up to UV rays, insect and rodent infestations, water damage, and more. Luckily, proper maintenance can mitigate many of these issues, stopping damage before it starts.
Make sure you inspect your cabin from top to bottom at least once a year, if not more often. As you look your cabin over, be on the lookout for water damage, missing caulk or chinking between logs, insect or rodent infestations, and places where stains have worn away.
The key thing to remember with stains is that even good quality stains will eventually wear away with time. You'll know it's time to reapply based on the type of stain you have: Wood with oil-based stains will turn paler as they wear off; latex-based stains tend to look glossy when they're new, so reapply when the wood turns dull.
Just like any other home, log cabins depend on their roofs to protect your interior from weather damage. Clogged gutters pose a special threat to log cabins as water can back up and rot your walls. And rotten logs can be extremely pricey to repair or replace.
Total Log Cabin Restoration has been in the business of restoring log cabins for the past 35 years. We're experts at cleaning, staining, caulking, and just about any other form of maintenance, repair, or restoration your log cabin needs. We service customers in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia, so if you have a log cabin in need of a little TLC, why not contact us today?