Log repair and replacement becomes necessary when dry rot or damage from mold, mildew, insects and long-term wear-and-tear affects the soundness of the logs. Damaged logs must be repaired or replaced to support the structural integrity of the home and keep it warm, safe and strong for years to come.
Prolog Restoration has more than 30 years of experience with repair, restoration and renovation of log structures and are the go-to professionals that log home owners rely on to maintain their homes long term. We can repair or replace logs on your home or place of business, and can even make custom logs that will fit the look, style, and appearance of the structure, no matter how old it is.
If you own a log home or place of business, you’ve probably seen small cracks throughout your log walls. These are also known as “checks” and they occur naturally in wood as it ages. Small checks, which are cracks that do not go all the way through the diameter of the logs, are natural and not a cause for worry. They do not hurt the structural integrity of log homes.
While most of the time checks are nothing to worry about and just add character and charm to the look of your home, when they reach a certain size they can cause problems and should be addressed by a log home professional.
A large crack, which is also called a split, is more severe and often passes through the diameter of the log. These cracks or splits indicate damage to the log that could have come from improper drying techniques, lack of proper maintenance, or carrying too much weight. Logs or beams with severe cracks should be replaced or repaired as soon as possible to maintain the structural integrity of your home.
When you work with Prolog Restoration to repair or replace damaged logs, we will shore up the structure, remove damaged areas or entire logs, and then replace them with new material that matches the original structure for type of wood, stain, sealers and other finishes to seamlessly blend with the rest of your home. Our professionals are master craftsmen with years of experience in the log home renovation field. This experience allows us to complete our projects on time and with unmatched quality.
From start to finish, we work with the homeowner every step of the way. Our goal to ensure that your log home renovation project is completed just the way you expect it. All of our employees are dedicated to your complete satisfaction and are skilled in all areas of log home renovation.
If you have any questions about checks, cracks or splits in your log home, please call or email us here at Prolog Restorations. Our log home log repair and replacement specialists will help you decide if you need immediate repairs or just need to keep an eye on them for future maintenance. We’re here to help, just call 877-477-6564 or EMAIL US.