A log home can sometimes be a little bit like a diamond in the rough – beautiful and with lots of potential on the inside, but kind of rough and dirty on the outside. Wear and tear of the logs is a natural thing, but the beauty is always there – it just needs some polishing up on a regular basis to make it shine.
A yearly exterior wash is an essential part of maintaining your log home or structure that will help to extend the life of both the logs and the stains and sealants you’ve applied. Washing removes surface contaminants such as dirt, mold, mildew, cobwebs, pollen and bird droppings that will wear the finish prematurely. Washing also gives you a great opportunity to be proactive in finding any potential problems that need attention like failed caulking or chinking, insect damage or dry rot.
While the thought of “washing” your log home may sound like a fun DIY project, the reality can be a little more challenging. While you can perform much of your log home maintenance yourself, we do recommend that you consult with a professional before washing your home to make sure you are using the methods, materials and tools that are right for your home’s unique factors. Prolog Restoration provides annual maintenance, repair and restoration services for Chula Vista log homes, log cabins, and places of business on site and using experienced crews that have worked with log homes for decades.
To learn more about our Chula Vista log home services, request a free quote, or talk with one of our log home maintenance, repair and restoration specialists who work in the Chula Vista area, give us a call at 877-477-6564.