Your log home is unique and a special part of your life. So the people you choose to work with must hold the same passion that you have about owning a log home. Your log home contractor must also have a dedication to preserving the natural beauty and structural integrity of these unique homes. That’s where we come in.
ProLog Restorations Inc is a family-run business, and we are dedicated to helping log home owners. We specialize in repairing, maintaining and restoring log homes so that each can remain in place for many years to come. ProLog Restorations is your resource for professionals providing log home repair, restoration and maintenance services.
We service log homes all throughout California and Idaho. We provide on-site expertise for everything from log repairs, log home assessments and any ongoing long term log home maintenance needs.
ProLog Restorations has the experience and expertise you need. So you can enjoy your log home.
Log Homes Are Special
Unlike conventionally framed homes, log homes have their own unique requirements. Many contractors may be unaware or lack the necessary experience required. We recommend hiring our team of experienced log home experts do a walk through of your home. Often, the specific issues associated with a log home are not identified by a typical home inspector or residential contractor.
Complete a Thorough Inspection
A log home can provide many years of great memories. To keep it healthy you need to give it an inspection every year.
- Check your home for insects
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.
A lot of older log homes unfortunately have short overhangs. This allows a lot of moisture at the base of the walls. This could lead to wood rot. Areas around dormers, door frames and windows frames are also prime locations for issues.
The stain is not only there to protect from water but also help deter insects. It is recommended to reapply a log home engineered stain around every 3-5 years.
- Checking for cracks and gaps
Unlike lumber, logs can shrink due to moisture loss over the years. This potentially leads to the cracking of logs as well as gaps developing between the logs. This greatly reduces the insulating properties of the logs, as well as opening it up to water damage.
Repair or Renovation of a Log Home
Taking care of problems before they get really out of hand is essential. Here are some of the most common repairs.
Most stains last from 3 to 5 years. At that point, most likely there are signs of wear and aging. You will need to pressure wash or sand or perhaps media blast the old stain from the log surfaces. Look for discolored or bare areas. Use a professional grade wood stain that will repel the moisture and other living things.
Depending on the type of infestation you will need to seek out a professional exterminator to help. If it is termites, you will need first contact a pest control expert and then contact a log home expert to help repair or replace logs.
If you find wood rot you will need to replace portions of the log or the entire the log. It is recommended that his type of repair be completed by a professional. They can determine how deep the damage is and if it can be repaired or if it should be replaced.
The filler between the logs from older days has mud cement and almost anything they could find to fill the space. That older system has been replaced by a modern engineered flexible chinking to create air-tightness.
We are a state licensed contractor for both California and Idaho, with 30 years of personal experience providing service to log home owners. Having a certified and insured contractor is essential.
To learn more about our log home restoration services, give us a call at (877) 477-6564.