Log Home Repair and Restoration

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The Log Doctor is here to answer any questions 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!

Quick Tips

  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!

Top questions answered 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 log rot!