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gutter color on log cabin?

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American Presidents Born in Log Cabins

As election season heats up, we share the seven American Presidents born in log cabins.



Posted by Kristen Hopf on August 19, 2016 at 1:30pm


gutter color on log cabin?

we are at the tail of of building our log siding cabin. we are in the process of installing gutters/downspouts but it seems none of the local gutter companies can match the roof color (which is a little darker than FOREST GREEN).question is, and im not good with color matching at all, any suggestions on what color to go with other than a close green? or should i stick with the closest green i can find? i attached a pic of the front, taken about a month ago. the door is a little darker than the…Continue

Started by joe smith in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) 13 hours ago.

Simple Roof Maintenance Ideas for Log Homes

Your gutters are an instrumental part in helping water roll off of your roof and away from your log home. However, if your gutters are loose or clogged, they may not be able to do their job as effectively. What are some steps that you can take to keep your gutters clean and secure?Inspect Gutters Once…Continue

Tags: roof, shingles, home, gutter

Started by Brooke Chaplan in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) 21 hours ago.

Bats, Bats and more Bats. 14 Replies

We finally moved into our dream home after 6 months of negotiation. It is a 4 bedroom log cabin on 11 heavily wooded acres in southern New Jersey and we just love it! We just have one small problem, bats. A lot of them. The first time I climbed into the attic I could see them hanging off of each other in strands that are 12 to 20 inches long. At night they come pouring out of the house in a display that reminds me of my trip to Carlsbad Caverns. (ok I'm exaggerating but there are a lot of them)…Continue

Started by Rich in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Lindsay G on Sunday.

Home Improvements That Increase Your Cabin's Value

Six weeks ago, you closed on your first cabin. Since this joyous occasion, you’ve been busy unpacking and cleaning. Because your new cabin is a fixer-upper, you’re planning an upcoming, renovation project. However, you’re unsure what items to add to your remodeling, to-do list. Like many homeowners,…Continue

Tags: outdated, conserve, cabin, flooring

Started by Brooke Chaplan in All About Stains and Sealants Aug 10.

Applying Chinking 4 Replies

We are about to begin the process of sealing and staining our newly constructed log cabin.  I ordered 10 gallons of Q8 log oil and plan on using that as well as PermaChink.  I started to apply the permachink in the 30oz tubes, which, as you can imagine, gets pretty heavy and the regular caulking gun becomes tedious to hold and squeeze at the same time.  Does anyone have any solutions or better suggestions for applying the chinking?Thanks in advance.AngelaContinue

Started by Angela Griffith in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB Aug 3.

Tenting a log home

Can a log home be tented to kill termites and boring beetles.  If not, why.  Thanks, CynthiaContinue

Started by Cynthia Schnitz in Building and Maintenance Issues Jul 28.

Vertical Corner Post replacement 1 Reply

Hi All,Im currently working on fixing up my 1940 log cabin and I would like to potentially replace one of my vertical corner posts. The cabin has been seriously neglected over the years and was in real bad shape when I bought it a few years back. On the back of the cabin there is a chain that goes from one post to the other (Im assuming to hold it up/straighten it out) as the previous owner was afraid of it falling down.Can you tell me what is the best (safest) way to remove and replace the…Continue

Started by Nicholas Martin in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Nicholas Martin Jul 25.

What is the difference between chinking & caulk 13 Replies

We are preparing to clean treat and seal our exterior.Is it best to stain before you chink or chink and then stain?

Started by Nicole & Mark in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB Jul 19.



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