Log Home Maintenance

Log Home Maintenance Checklist

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Log homes are truly pieces of art and worth every penny. Since log homes are different from other types of homes, they require a different type of maintenance. This checklist will guide you through maintaining your log home and making sure that it will last you many years. 8 Easy Steps to make your log home last years.

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Sashco Capture vs Transformation Stain

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Sashco Capture vs Transformation Stain When protecting your log home, sashco is generally the preferred brand of stain. Sashco has so many great products, that it can be confusing as to which ones you need for your project. In this article we will compare sashco’s two most popular stains for log homes; Sashco Capture and Sashco Transformation Log & Timber. Sashco Capture should only be used over other water based stains, while Transformation Log & Timber stain can be used over all types of stains. Both stains are great for new builds.    Transformation Log & Timber   Capture Log...

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How to apply chinking to a log home.

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Here is complete guide to chinking. Learn how to chink your log home from cleaning the logs, choosing and applying backer rod, to the best practices. We put together a complete guide with everything you need to know.

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Caulking vs chinking. What's the difference?

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While building sealing your log home. You might be wondering, what's the difference between caulking and chinking. In this article we will explore the difference.

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Mortar (Cement) Chinking vs Synthetic Chinking

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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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