How to Repair Your Log Home After Termite Damage

How to Repair Your Log Home After Termite DamageA termite infestation can result in serious issues in your home — especially in log cabins, where your home is their food. Fortunately, although termites can cause some of the worst structural damage, there are ways to prevent that and protect your home from these pests. [Read more…]

How to Protect Your Log Home From Forest Fires

How to Protect Your Log Home From Forest FiresLosing your home to a wildfire is a devastating prospect. Several U.S. states have experienced forest fires due to dry weather conditions over the past few years, and those who own log homes are more concerned than ever with protecting their homes from the unthinkable. With wildfire season upon us, it’s important to understand wildfire mitigation techniques that can help reduce your overall threat. [Read more…]

How to Incorporate Skylights into Your Log Home

How to Incorporate Skylights Into Your Log HomeSkylights are an ideal way to bring more natural light into a home. The additional light adds to a home’s ambiance, enhances feelings of comfort, reduces energy consumption, and accentuates the architectural features of a home. Modern log home designs are incorporating skylights into their traditionally rustic aesthetic. [Read more…]

5 Ways to Control Mosquitoes In and Around Your Log Home

5 Ways to Control Mosquitoes In and Around Your Log HomeThe change in weather during spring and summer adds humidity and increases water use in the garden and yard features around your log home. These changes increase the likelihood that mosquitoes will appear.

Besides the uncomfortable bites that many experience from mosquitoes, there are an increasing number of diseases that might be contracted by contact, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. To protect you and your family, there are many chemical-based and natural products as well as tactics that can keep mosquitoes away from your log home. [Read more…]

Are Log Homes Insulated?

Are Log Homes Insulated?Home insulation is critical to energy and cost savings. Many people wonder if log homes are better insulated than framed ones with drywall. Log homes have the potential to be very well-insulated, as the logs themselves offer a degree of insulation. But for best results, you’ll want to help Mother Nature along. Here’s what you need to know about log home insulation. [Read more…]

How to Spruce Up a Worn-Out Deck

How to Spruce Up a Worn Out DeckThere is something intoxicating about new things — from the smell of brand-new cars to the look of just-built decks. Fortunately, recapturing that magic is well within your DIY ability when it comes to your deck. [Read more…]

6 Wood Deck Staining Tips

Wood Deck Staining TipsThere is nothing like the beauty of wood. But all those gorgeous wood patterns and coloration can deteriorate over time with exposure to the elements. Protect your investment and construction by following these wood deck staining tips. [Read more…]

How to Build a Log Cabin Dog House

LogCabinForDogHumans aren’t the only ones who deserve to enjoy the comfort and rustic charm of life in a log cabin. With this step-by-step guide, you can create a cute miniature version for your pet pooch. [Read more…]

5 Tips for Building a Log Cabin from Scratch

Our cabinFew homes are as romantic as a log cabin. These classic pioneer dwellings connect us to nature and remind us of a simpler time, free of the stresses and fast pace of modern life. Whether you fancy living in a log cabin or love the idea of regular vacations in one of these rustic dwellings, this guide will help you build a log cabin from scratch. [Read more…]