My husband and I are thinking about purchasing a log home & garage in the mountains of central Pa. This will be our first home purchase and we want to know if there are any special things we need to look for concerning a log home. We will probably have a home inspector check the roof, foundation, water, electric and perhaps have an exterminator come as well. Any information and or advice you could give us would be appreciated, Thank you.
Sorry this is so late. You need to check for rotten logs by walking around and taping on the logs with a hammer. You will know a bad spot when you hear it based on the sound from good logs. Corners, bottom corners of windows and doors and along decks are very susceptible spots. You also need to budget $1 per square foot of house / per year for maintenance.