If your log home is not on at least a 12-inch foundation there is a possibility of termites. We recommend speaking with a licensed pest control expert who can also check for Carpenter Ants and Carpenter Bees which can bore holes in logs. They can also hollow out and colonize in the walls.
Renovation projects that can be done inside log homes include adding false rafters, trestle beams, and interior log siding. These kinds of projects are usually low in cost and high in impact, dramatically updating the home and giving it an entirely new feel.
If you’re ready to take your “starter” log cabin to the next level, adding rooms will increase your enjoyment as well as the value of your home.
A lot of older homes in the mountains, especially those built in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, were constructed using T1-11 siding, a wood or wood-based siding product that was popular for its natural, wood-grained look. Today, though, homeowners want real logs. We can turn boring siding into something special using rustic or milled logs. Or by adding log accents on ridges and log corners as well.
Another great way to make your life easier is to add or expand service or storage areas that make your home more functional all around, such as with garages, storage rooms, sheds, or small building to house your ATVs, snowmobiles, UTVs, snow-blowers, skis, snowboards, or kids’ bikes and play equipment.
Any of these projects are sure to inject new life into your log home and give it the love and care it deserves. If you like these ideas, check out our website project gallery for more ideas and lots of photos for inspiration
If you are thinking about adding an extra bedroom, putting on a new porch, or extending your decks around your log home or place of business, we offer the latest in 3D rendering technology to help you plan the dimensions, placement, and final look of interior or exterior remodeling or additions, before any work actually starts. To learn more about our log home renovation services, request a free quote, or meet with one of our log home maintenance, repair and restoration specialists, give us a call at 877-477-6564.
Here at ProLog, we have our own log yard and can make custom accents, trestle beams, posts, and more that will blend in perfectly for our client’s unique homes and projects. Our professionals are master craftsmen with years of experience and great pride in the outcome of every single log home renovation project. During each project, no matter how large or small, our log home maintenance, repair, and restoration experts work closely with owners every step of the way to make sure we stay true to your vision. We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional customer experience. And we know this is why log home owners have come to rely on ProLog Restorations for unsurpassed service, uncompromising quality and confidence gained from knowing that we love these unique structures just as much as they do.