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Your Old Cabin Needs Some Love

This old cabin you love, She is tired and needs some love and care. Help Heal Your Memories The family old cabin has been around since you were a child. You played and slept there. Your memories reside there. She is tired and drafty and you want to reverse the effects of time. After all,

What do I need to rent out my log cabin

If you’re thinking of renting your vacation log home to add a new source of income to your life, there’s a few things you need to do before opening your doors. Luckily these are pretty simple and straightforward steps so if you’ve got a log home or cabin you don’t use much or are planning

How to remove driveway ice without damaging concrete?

When the weather outside is frightful, it can make it pretty hard to get to your log home. So how does one remove driveway ice without damaging your front concrete? Icy driveways and walkways can present a slippery problem for anyone trying to make it to your front door. While salt might be the first

Why log homes survive forest fires

As wildfires have swept through both Northern and Southern California recently, it’s brought home the importance of putting disaster plans into place and knowing what to do to protect home and family. For log home owners, the likelihood of being affect by forest fires or wildfires is the same as anyone else, however the likelihood


Fire safety plans for log homes

Turn on the news and you can see how important it is to have a plan in place when wildfires or forest fires hit. According to the U.S. Forest Service, fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s. Since 2000, at least 10 states have had their largest fires on record. This year,


Does My Log Home Need New Electrical?

Your log home might be old, but that doesn’t mean your electrical system should be. Even if you love the old-fashion charm of your home, a modern electrical system is critical for keeping your home and family safe and functioning efficiently. In fact, outdated panels, outlets and wiring in home electrical systems are blamed for


How to stop woodpeckers from damaging a log home

Woodpeckers may look cute, but they can do a lot of damage to a log home. There are over 120 species of woodpeckers and all of them share one thing in common – they love to drill holes in wood. Thankfully they usually go for trees, but in some cases the logs of your home


Got bats? What do I need to get rid of bats in my log home

While bats are a vital part of our eco-system, it’s not so great when they decide to move in and make themselves at home. In general, bats prefer to roost in caves, hollow trees, or under the protection of rock outcroppings or even bridges. But if none of those are available, the nearest barn, outbuilding

Winterizing your log home

Is your log home ready for winter? We’ve rounded up our best tips for winterizing, what you can do on your own, and when you should call a pro to get your log home ready for the harshest season of the year. Log home maintenance for the winter season should be done before the first


How to save on log home repairs

The old saying of spend now, save later has never been truer than when it comes to log homes. Home maintenance experts for traditional “stick-frame” homes like to say that $1 spent now is worth $100 down the road. But when it comes to log homes that number is actually much higher due to the


How to find the best log home construction and restoration company

If you love your log home, then finding the best company to help you take care of it is a top priority. For residents of California or Idaho, we’ve got you covered. No matter where you live, however, we can help you find the best log home professionals near you. When people want to find

Log Home Myths - ProLog Restorations sets the record straight

Top 5 Log Home Myths

If you’ve always dreamed of owning a log home or getaway log cabin, but have heard a few too many scary stories that make you wonder if they are worth it, we’re here to give you the full truth about log home myths and set the record straight. Myth #1: Painting a log home is

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Unique Log Homes and Unforgettable Log Cabins of America

Previously on our blog we featured some of the oldest log homes in America. While researching, we found some pretty unique log homes and crazy ones, too, that we just had to share. From lodges built over waterfalls to famous hermits to even Santa’s residence (it’s on Zillow!), you’ve just got to see these. The

Log home maintenance tips from ProLog Restorations, the log home experts

Top 10 Log Home Maintenance Tasks

Regular log home maintenance is critical for keeping your home or getaway cabin in top shape, while also keeping your upkeep and expenses down. We’ve been helping log home owners throughout California and the Western states keep their log homes looking great and in great shape for more than 30 years. To help you stay

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Five of the Oldest Log Homes, and Most Unique Log Homes, in America

Log homes have come a long way, baby. Today’s examples blend old-world tradition and craftsmanship with modern amenities that still make these structures some of the most unique homes in America. It’s fun to look back at where they came from though, so we thought we’d introduce you to some of the oldest log homes,

FAQs for choosing the right stain for your log home

Log homes have a unique beauty all their own, and the right kind of stain protects that beauty, allowing it to shine through while adding a touch of color and personality. When it comes to wood stains for log homes, though, the choices can get overwhelming. A handful of years ago you only had a

How to get a fair price for log home repair or restoration

Picking the right contractor to work on your log home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Making that decision based on cost alone is not that way to go. Choosing someone who offers a cheap big can in fact end up damaging the home you care so much about and costing you

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How to keep bugs out of your log home

One of the biggest draws for owning a log home is the call of getting back to nature. Well nature is great, that is until some of nature’s destructive little critters invite themselves to party in your log home and do some damage along the way. But how do you keep bugs out of your

How to Lower Log Home Heating Costs

Easy renovation and makeover ideas for log homes

The rustic look and getaway vibe of log homes is undeniably one of the first things that attracts people to them. But after you’ve enjoyed your log home for a few years, you might feel the need to upgrade some of the more rustic parts or add your own personal touch to make it more


Insects that cause problems in log homes

You love your log home, but insects love it too. Yes, they are small, but they can do some pretty big damage. All types of wood used for building log homes can be vulnerable to certain kinds of insects. That’s why part of any regular maintenance plan for log home owners should be checking for

Are conventional wood stains ok for a log home?

Natural wood has a unique beauty all its own, and log homes are perfect for showcasing nature’s best and letting wood’s natural beauty shine through. All that gorgeous wood needs some loving care, though, in order to keep its luster and last long, but not just any old stain will do. While it may seem

How to prevent rotted log outlookers and corners

If you’re keeping an eye on your log home walls for signs of wood damage, great! But there are a few other sneaky spots susceptible to wood rot as well – outlookers and corners. Outlookers (sometimes called outriggers) are those triangular-shaped extensions of rafter beams that extend beyond the wall line. While functional, they also

How we use 3D modeling for log homes

Did you know you can practically walk through a new log home or see what additions and changes will look like before they are actually done? Using 3D rendering technology, our log home construction and remodeling experts here at Prolog Restoration are able to design and show you how every aspect of new construction or


Importance of regular maintenance for log homes

One of the biggest threats to your log home’s health and longevity is neglect. Regular maintenance is essential to keep your home looking good and save you a vast amount of time, money, and stress. Whether you’ve got a new home, or one that’s been around for awhile, you need to follow the same guidelines

Six costly mistakes log home owners make

Here at Prolog we’ve worked with log home owners throughout California for more than 30 years. And during that time we’ve noticed that some of the most common – and costly – issues that come up can often be avoided. Instead of making you learn these lessons the hard way, we decided to share the