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Log Home Maintenance

Common Log Home Problems and How to Avoid them.

Posted by Terry Jennings on

Common Log Home Problems and How to Avoid them. Log homes are truly pieces of art and if you are like most log home buyers, builders, or dreamers, you’ll want to protect it and your wallet. In this article we are going to share with you the most common log home problems and how to best avoid them. Natural solutions.

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Mortar (Cement) Chinking vs Synthetic Chinking

Posted by Terry Jennings on

Up until the early 1980’s many log cabins had mortar chinking installed. Today, the majority of chink used is made of a synthetic mixture. Mortar chink is great for hobby projects or those looking to build traditional log cabins. But, in most cases you will want to use synthetic chinking to ensure that your log home lasts. What are the difference and which is best for you?

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Best Log Home Stains | Log Cabin Stain Reviews

Posted by Terry Jennings on

Whether you have a new build or you need to restain an old cabin, finding the right stain can be difficult. The best log home stain will vary depending on preference and application. We previously wrote an article comparing our two favorites Sashco Capture vs Transformation Stain. In this article we are going to review the best log home stains on the market and hopefully help you decide. If you still need help deciding, feel free to call us.

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REGULAR CHECKUPS ON YOUR LOG HOME

Posted by Kelly Winner on

Preventative maintenance saves time and money, so it is good practice to inspect your home each spring and the fall.  This involves walking around your home and paying close attention to the stain's appearance.  Look for fading or weathering effects, loss of water repellance, or mildew fungi growth (often caused by dirt collecting on the surface of the stain creating a film for organisms to anchor and feed on).  It is important to pay close attention to the south-facing and west-facing walls of the home since these are typically exposed to more sun and elements.  If you notice severe problems (excessive checking,...

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Think Spring! It's Time To Clean & Reapply Your Deck Stain!

Posted by Kelly Winner on

Think Spring!  It's Time To Clean & Reapply Your Deck Stain! Over time, dirt, mildew, and algae growth can build up the surface of deck.  Routine cleaning, and treating the surface of your deck will extend its life and provide long lasting beauty. Try CPR Brightener & Cleaner that is a powder form that you mix with water or Log Wash liquid to clean your deck.  We also carry Deck Stain, Weatherseal, Sikkens, Transformation Siding & Trim, Q-8 Log Oil, and ABR X-100. Give us a call at I-Wood-Care at 607-674-2591 and we would be happy to help you!        ...

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