ProLog Restorations Inc – Log Home Restoration Company

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Log Home Pressure Washing

A log home can sometimes be a little bit like a diamond in the rough – beautiful on the inside, but rough and dirty on the outside. Since wear and tear is inevitable, a yearly exterior wash is your best bet for keeping your home or place of business looking great.

Pressure washing is an essential part of maintaining log homes that will help to extend the life of both the logs and the stains and sealants that have been applied. Washing removes surface contaminants such as dirt, mold, mildew, cobwebs, pollen and bird droppings. It also offers the perfect opportunity to inspect for potential problems such as failed caulking or chinking, insect damage or dry rot. If you are thinking of applying a new coat of stain or sealant, washing the cabin beforehand will help the application last longer.

While the thought of “washing” your log home may sound like a fun DIY project, the reality can be a little more challenging.

Pressure washing (sometimes also called power washing) is the use of pressurized water or a mixture of water and a cleansing agent to remove mildew, mold, dirt, pollen, graying from sun exposure and more.

When it is time to pressure wash your log home or place of business, be sure to consult with an experienced professional. Factors that should be considered include:
  • Condition of the chinking
  • Strength of pressure used (PSI/pounds per square inch)
  • Type and amount of product being removed
  • Age and condition of the logs (often relative to surface hardness)
  • Type of wood
  • Angle at which the wall is sprayed

If it’s time for your log home, log cabin, or place of business to be cleaned, we can help. ProLog Restorations’ log home experts can help you decide on the best pressure washing protocol for your log structure’s unique needs and provide the best in service and support for the process.

To learn more about our log home deck, porch or room addition, expansion or repair services, request a free quote, or meet with one of our repair, restoration and maintenance specialists, give us a call at 877-477-6564