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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,


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

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

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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

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

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


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


Five 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 winterize log home chimneys

One of the joys of owning a log home or log cabin getaway is gathering around a toasty fire in the living room as you play games, visit with friends and family, or just enjoy your favorite beverage on a cold winter’s night. If you want those moments to continue, however, taking care of your

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


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,

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How to find water leaks in your log home

The last two seasons here in California were unusually wet, and here at Prolog Restorations we’ve been busy helping log home owners throughout the state find log home leaks and fix water damage that occurred. Now that we’re enjoying summer weather, it’s the perfect time to check your own home for signs of leaks or