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If you can't find your answer, The Log Doctor is here to answer
any question you may have regarding the repair and restoration
of your log home or cabin. If you are not a do-it-yourself
kind of person, please contact us
and put all our knowledge and experience to work for you!
Here are the TOP 5 points addressed by the Log Doctor
over the past year:
- NEVER POWERWASH your log home
or cabin! The pressure drives the
water so deep into the wood fiber that it will never
dry out properly. The best way to strip a home is
with corn blasting. It's a dry process
and keeps the logs dry for the staining process.
- NEVER PAINT your logs!
Paint doesn't allow the logs to breathe properly!
- Even for the experienced Do-It-Yourself-er,
WE DO NOT recommend you try replacing
logs yourself. Several factors have to be
addressed prior to removing any log in the home.
- DON'T FILL CHECKS unless
they run into a door or window jam and allow wind,
water, and/or bugs to enter the interior of your
log home or cabin. Checks are a natural way
for the logs to breathe. If you do have to fill
some, be sure to inspect them at least twice a year
for breaks in the caulk. If water gets behind the
caulk, it can't dry out fast enough and will cause
- QUICK TIPS to ensure
your log home or cabin is around for generations
to come: 1) Be sure your over-hangs are a
minimum of 30 inches and extend existing ones if
they're too short. 2) Rain gutters are a must; a
dry log is a happy log! 3) Spray a borate on all
raw logs! 4) Keep a quality stain and chinking/caulking
on the home with regular maintenance updates! 5)
Keep your shrubs away from the log home!
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