If you already have your spring/summer log home maintenance scheduled ….. GREAT! If not, now is the time to get hold of us to schedule a time for LHRS to inspect your home and complete any routine maintenance or repairs.
The Importance of Routine Log Home Maintenance
Every log home typically requires some maintenance each year. This can be as simple as caulking around windows and doors to completely restaining and sealing the exterior of your home. In the long run keeping up with routine maintenance will minimize the more expensive problems that can occur like having to replace logs where water, exposure to the sun, and insects have caused more significant damage.
Look for Future Problems
Walk around your home and look for those tell-tale signs of future problems. Logs that are turning gray indicate that the wood fibers near the log’s surface are drying out. This leads to cracks forming where water and insects can penetrate into the logs. Eventually logs begin to rot and water and outside air can find their way into your home.
Are there areas where the wood is getting soft and beginning to rot, or you notice there are logs with areas that accumulate moisture? This too, can lead to logs rotting and areas that insects will use to find their way into your home.
Look for missing chinking and caulking. If you see gaps and holes forming, you’ll want to temporarily fill them with caulk to stop water and air leakage until you can make more permanent repairs.
Make sure your gutters and downspouts are mounted securely and water is not able to run between the edge of the roof and the gutter. Ice dams that form along your roof line can cause damage to gutters leading to water not flowing properly away from your home.
Schedule Your Spring/Summer Log Home Maintenance Now
Contact Log Home Restoration Specialists at 765-838-8092 and we will add you to our schedule. This insures that your home’s maintenance needs will be addressed in a professional and timely manner. It will also give you peace of mind and a log home that is ready for next year’s inclement weather.
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