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How to winterize outdoor water faucets and fixtures

If you own a log home or cabin, you’re no stranger to the damage that subzero temperatures and winter’s harsh weather can cause, especially to outdoor water faucets and fixtures. That’s why winterizing is so important. One of the easiest ways to insulate outdoor faucets is by installing frost-free hose bib faucet covers on each


New Prolog Restoration app gives clients easy access to project details

We’re excited to unveil our new free app for Prolog Restoration clients that will make project communication, updates, details and keeping an eye on your log home quick and easy, no matter when or where. Now potential and current clients can access and keep track of all project information in one easy location that can

Is a Log Home Right for You?

For many people, their vision of a dream getaway is a cute little cabin tucked away in the woods. Or maybe a luxurious log home overlooking a lake. Either way, it’s a place where you can sip on your favorite drink while relaxing in front of a roaring fire in an authentic fieldstone fireplace. Well,

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How to Choose the Right Company to Work on Your Log Home

Choosing the right log home company to help build or maintain your log home may be one of the most important decisions you make for the beauty and longevity of your log home. Choosing someone without the right qualifications and industry expertise can turn your dream into a nightmare. That’s why, as one of the

How to Use Reclaimed Wood from Log Cabins

Because we perform a lot of restoration services for aging log homes, we are often presented with the exciting opportunity to find new ways to repurpose old wood left over from various projects. With more than 20 years of practice working with old wood, we know how to see through the scars to the beauty

Why now is the perfect time to invest in a log home

You’ve worked hard, saved your money, and dreamed of owning a log home for some time now. Good news! With the market continuing to climb, and real estate hailed by experts as solid financial investment options, now is the perfect time to realize your dream and invest in a log home. Whether perched high in

When to repair or replace your log home roof

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 torments log home owners. After all, you don’t want to reroof too soon if you

Log Cabin Life In Sonora, California

In the heart of the Sierra Nevada Foothills lies Sonora, California, named after the miners from Sonora Mexico who settled the City in 1848 and soon became the heart of “Gold Country.” With its rich heritage, historic charm and small town hospitality, Sonora is home to museums, art galleries and live theatre. The city also

7 Reasons for Spending the Holidays in a Log Cabin

Log homes offer the perfect setting for rustic holiday celebrations. While we can appreciate the hustle and bustle of the city this time of year, in our opinion nothing beats spending the holidays in a log cabin. We’ve compiled a list of a few reasons we love log cabins for Christmas and invite you to

Log Homes: The Ultimate in Green Living

More and more you see people talking about choosing log homes for a more “green” and environmentally conscious home. This may seem like a modern trend, but if you look at the history of log homes you’ll see that they have always been at the forefront of environmentally-conscious living. Log homes represent one of the

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

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 it comes to log structures is a sure way to end up with a less-than-satisfactory

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

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 are unique and therefore require specialized skills and experience. When you bring in work crews

How to give your home that log cabin look

With their rustic charm and nostalgic feel, it’s no wonder that so many people love log cabins. And even if you have a home in the mountains, there are a lot of models that don’t quite satisfy that lust for logs that we all get sometimes. Maybe you have a few logs, but it’s just

How to repair and maintain log ends

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 to the log ends. This is where the grain is exposed, creating a natural place

Why Stain Quality Matters

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 sure you’ve got the best quality stain – and why it matters. When choosing a

How to choose the right inspector when buying a log home

One of the best moves a buyer can make when purchasing a log home is to hire an experienced log home inspector. Log homes are truly unique structures. There are many different methods used for constructing log homes, and many special conditions and issues that can arise from these types of structures. Without log home

California Cabins: How too much sun can harm log homes

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 homes and other structures built with logs, there comes a point where too much sunshine

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

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 and become comparable in many ways. When it comes down to it, making the right

Log Cabin Life in Santa Cruz

California has a lot of great communities filled with every shape, style and size of log homes. We’re lucky to have clients throughout the state who trust us for restoring, repairing and building the log homes and structures they love. From great lodges in the north to cozy weekend getaways in the south, we get

How to hire the right builder for your log home

Choosing the right log home builder for your new home may be the most important decision you make. Despite the best design, location and supplies, choosing a builder without the right qualifications and industry expertise can turn your dream into a nightmare. If you’re planning on building a log home in the future, here is

After the Storm: Caring for your Log Home after El Nino

Rain, wind, snow, more rain. Yes, El Nino was here. You weathered the big storms in your beautiful log home, now what? If your log home was in an area affected by El Nino this year, now is the perfect time to inspect for damages, begin repairs, and make sure your cabin gets the maintenance

Log Cabin Life in Mammoth

When you think of California, you might picture sunny beaches and movies stars, but here at Prolog Restorations, we love the log homes! Yes, California has a lot of great communities filled with every shape, style and size of log homes, and we’re lucky to have clients throughout the state who trust us for restoring,

Log Cabin Life in Pine Mountain Club & Frazier Park

When you think of California, you might picture sunny beaches, stucco homes and palm trees, but did you know that California is also home to a wide array of beautiful mountain communities where log homes, pine and aspen trees, and laid-back lifestyles are the norm? Here at Prolog Restoration, we’re lucky to have clients throughout