Hello,My wife and I are long time log home dwellers. For most all of those years we have had the dumb cluster fly problems. Our current home has windows facing South floor to cathedral ceiling. Fly and ladybug heaven. A month or so back I bought a ultraviolet indoor bug zapper. So often I try things such as the zapper that don't work. Well bingo. The flys were gone in two days. We do still get one or two, but the machine makes short order of them. No solution for the ladybugs yet. Open to ideas…Continue
Hi everyone, I'm hoping to build a small log home in southwest Florida where I currently live for retirement. It's easy finding companies that sell log cabins/home kits but not someone who will actually build the thing on my land. Can anyone point to towards an actual log home builder/contractor? BTW is the difference between log -cabin- and log -home- referring to square footage or something else?Thanks!billContinue
Any experienced, quality log home contractors that know how to correctly stain/seal and deal with chinking on log cabins? This is authentic logs that have chinking between each log. Would like to have done immediately or at least in next three of months.Continue
Hi all, this is my first post. I've already learned a lot here but I do have some questions. I am just getting into blasting and was curious about how long it takes and if there is anything I should know up front. Specifically, glass blasting a log wall what is an average sqft per hour speed? And if it needs sanded or buffy padded what is an average speed on that?Thanks, JaredContinue
Started by Jared Rogers in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Jared Rogers yesterday.
Log Home Finishing knows that owning a well maintained log home is one of the true joys of living in the mountains of Colorado. Log Stain should be recoated on a regular basis and we use the best products available from Sashco, Permachink, and Sikkens to finish your logs. Chinking is the sealant between the logs on your log home and our expert applicators get the job done efficiently for the right price! We also repair log railings, fix rotten logs, and can build that new log deck for you to…Continue
Started by Colorado Log Home Finishing in Building and Maintenance Issues Apr 8.
My wife and I are considering buying a log home in Western North Carolina. We are early in the process and don't have an agreement to buy the home yet. However, I am getting ready in the event things go forward and will want to have someone that is knowledgeable inspect the home. Anyone have any recommendations for someone who can examine the home and look for issues? I think I would like to have someone who really knows log homes in addition to just a regular home inspector. Thanks for…Continue
Has anyone bought an older log home? Our situation: Widow selling her 45 year old log home near lake. She was original owner. Does not seem that she kept up with maintenance in last 5 years. Inspection found slight bowing of foundation. Also water damage due to leak from flashing. Lastly, carpenter bees present: contract states homeowner had annual spring pest control service. I'm hoping to have a restoration contractor inspect the home. We were not searching for a log home, but we like…Continue
BOUGHT A AIRLOCK LOG HOME BUILT IN 1986. DOING A COMPLETE RESTORATION ON THE EXTERIOR LOGS. WE ARE HAND SANDING LOGS AND REMOVING ALL OF THE OLD CAULK AND DEGRADED BACKER ROD. CAN SOMEONE DIRECT ME IN THE BEST CAULK AND SEALANT TO USE. WOULD LINSEED OIL WORK AND WHAT SEALANT WOULD BE COMPATIBLE TO THE LINSEED. HAVE APPROX 2100 L.F. OF LOG CAULKING TO DO AND 1600 S.F. LOGS TO SEAL MINUS WINDOWS AND DOORS. THANK YOU GMContinue
Started by GREGORY MAHAN in All About Stains and Sealants Apr 4.