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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


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,


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

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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

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

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


How to decorate your log home for the holidays

Log homes are one of the most natural and beautiful backdrops for winter’s snow and festive holiday decorations. What really makes them great to decorate is that they don’t need much at all. No matter if you love lots of sparkle – or a few simple touches – you’ve already got the perfect setting when


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

How to prevent and remove ice dams on log homes

With the seasons finally changing here in California, it’s time to get serious about preparing your log home for winter. We’ve shared with you our tips for routine winter maintenance on the blog earlier, but for this article we’d like to dig a little deeper into a common issue that can cause some real damage

How to get your log home ready for winter

Leaves are turning, nights are getting cool, and it’s definitely feeling like fall. It’s a great time to enjoy the changing seasons, and an even better time to get started with winter-proofing your log home. We’ve helped log home owners throughout California repair, restore and get their homes ready for every season for more than

How to protect your log home from forest fires

A wet winter that promoted extra growth, followed by hot, dry, windy conditions here in California means that we are once again facing fire season. Log homes, often situated in forested areas or open rangeland, are susceptible to forest fires and need to be prepared in every way they can. The good news: Many people


Choosing the right stain for your log home

Natural wood has a unique beauty all its own, and the right kind of stain allows it to shine though while still adding color and personality. When it comes to wood stains for log homes, there are a lot more options than you might think. In decades past, there were only a handful of choices,

How to Get Your Log Home Deck Ready for Spring

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 higher mountain areas. That’s why now is a good time to start planning to get

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How to Winterize Your Log Home

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 save yourself from last-minute frantic trips to the home and garden stores when the first

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

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

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