We are going to retire and move from Ft Worth to NE Texas. We found a small but beautiful ranch there with a Satterwhite log home on it. I have been told the log homes are very high maintenance. Is this true? We do not want to spend our spare time and alot of money to maintain a house. Are ther specific questions we should ask the seller? Thank you, Marie
Log homes do require a little extra attention, but if you keep up on the maintenance it can be a lot easier. Before you buy you should take a hammer and walk around the house tapping on the logs. Listen for any dull sounds that will indicate rotten logs. You will be able to tell the difference when you find a rotten log. The bottom corners of doors and windows, where logs are close to a deck surface, corners of houseor logs close to dirt are all suspect areas.You will want to inspect breaks in any chinking/caulking and repair.Does the stain look clean, no flaking or fading and have a nice luster?If not it will need attention soon.If you are interested in a log home inspection call Ryan at 877-788-5647 or Mike at 866-670-3020.