Provide the procare care and maintenance for your log home
Being the owner of a log home is often like having a double-edged sword. On one hand, your home garners compliments from your guests and neighbors. On the other, you need to carry out a ton of routine maintenance tasks to make sure your home stays in tip-top condition. However, routine maintenance is often ignored and this can take a toll on the longevity your home and make it look rather shabby. Here’s how you can improve the longevity of your log home with a few simple steps.
- If you haven’t built your home yet, smart moves like raising the foundation of your home by 6-24 inches above the ground will provide benefits in the long run.
- To protect your log walls and roofs from moisture and rain, use overhangs(eaves).
- To prevent damage from water and insects, don’t let the log walls and log floor to come into direct contact with the ground.
- Don’t harbor any materials such as fallen tree within the vicinity of your log home that can give shelter to pests.
- While planting trees and shrubs; make sure they are at least 3-5 meter away from the walls of your log home. That way the shrubs won’t obstruct air circulation and your home will dry naturally after an episode of rain and snowfall.
- Your downspouts should divert rainwater a sufficient distance from the walls of your log home.
- Perform regular maintenance and don’t shy away from calling experts to get the job done for you.
With these simple tips, your log home will stay as good as new for years. It is important that maintenance, repair and restoration related works are performed by qualified and experienced professionals. So, if you feel your home could use some work, don’t take the risk of waiting too long. Get your log home inspected and repaired right away to prevent costly damages in the future.