How To Choose A Stain For Your Log Home

When choosing a wood stain for your log home, you have to rise above the expensive marketing and competitive tactics used by most manufacturers to sway you into purchasing their products. Think of your goals for your log home stain, do you want something that makes it look shiny, or flat? Do you want the grain of the wood to accentuate, or do you want a color over your logs? What is the long term maintenance procedures of the stain you choose? These are all concerns that you must ask yourself before you commit to a stain.
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What Causes Log Home Rot?

There are many factors that contribute to rot in log homes. Some are easily avoidable, other causes of rot are not so easy to defend against. In this article, I will talk about the things you can do to minimize the chances of the logs in your log home developing rot.
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What, When, and How Should I Apply Wood Protecting Borates To My Log Home?

With all the confusing rhetoric out there about BORATES and how they protect wood from fungi and wood destroying insects, it's hard to determine the right products and methods of application, HELP!
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How to Finish Your New Log Home: Timing is everything!

When considering finishing your new log home, you can save money and avoid expensive pitfalls by timing the interior and exterior finishing right.
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Log Home Spring Inspection

This spring, once the rain stops, every log home owner should walk around their home and do a thorough inspection of their log home, a routine they should do every year to ensure their log home stays in good shape, and to make a plan for summer maintenance! Make no mistake, all log homes require some maintenance usually on a yearly or bi yearly basis.
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