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When to repair or replace your log home roof

March 17, 2017 |

No matter how much love and care you put into your log home, it’s inevitable that at some point it will need repairs or even replacement to keep your home safe and secure. The decision of repair vs. replace often … Read More

How to Get Your Log Home Deck Ready for Spring

February 12, 2017 |

Winter may yet be raging in some parts of the country, but here in California we’re seeing hints of spring on its way. Year-round exposure to sun, rain and snow takes its toll on decks, especially log homes located in … Read More

How to make sure you’re working with a skilled log home craftsman

October 25, 2016 |

Choosing the right contractor for your log home project may be the most important decision you make. Expertise is the first and foremost element you should consider when interview contractors. Choosing a general contractor without looking into their experience when … Read More

The Do’s and Don’ts of working with a log home professional

October 5, 2016 |

When it’s time to contract with a log home professional to work on your log home or place of business, it’s best to know a few do’s and don’ts that will assure the best possible experience for everyone. Log structures … Read More

How to Winterize Your Log Home

September 28, 2016 |

Winter Proofing Log Homes is Important

Fall is the best time of year for an early start on winter proofing log homes. There is a lot you can do now to towards getting your log home ready for winter and … Read More

How to repair and maintain log ends

July 29, 2016 |

When it comes to the maintenance and long-term care of a log home, one part that owners are often confused about are the log ends. As you go through your log home maintenance checklist, be sure to pay special attention … Read More

Why Stain Quality Matters

July 10, 2016 |

We’ve discussed here on the Prolog blog about Paint vs. Stain for your log home. And dug deep into the top of which type of stain is best to use – oil-base or water-base. The next step? How to make … Read More

Should I paint or stain my log home?

June 14, 2016 |

No Painting Log Homes

We’re just going to come right out and say it – DON’T paint your log home. If you have a new log home or have just purchased one “new to you,” you might be tempted to … Read More

California Cabins: How too much sun can harm log homes

May 31, 2016 |

If you own a log home in beautiful California, you probably feel pretty lucky. All that sunshine, gorgeous weather, and great scenery does make for some of the best log cabin living you can get. However, when it comes to … Read More

What’s Best For Log Home Stains: Oil Base or Water Base?

May 17, 2016 |

When it comes to stains for log homes, people love to debate about the pros and cons of oil-based stains versus water-based latex stains. Thanks to environmental awareness and EPA standards, both types of stains have reduced their VOC content … Read More