I have a log cabin that was built in 1977 in Midlothian VA. It has had the roof replaced once in 1994 and currently has cedar shakes. The roof needs to be replaced, I will use architectural shingles for the new roof. I am having a hard time figuring out what I really need.There is no attic, the house has cathedral ceilings. Currently the roof is constructed as so:Tongue and Groove boards (the cathedral ceiling), on top of the boards is1 inch foam insulation (intended for walls, not roofs),…Continue
Started by Matthew Louis in Repair and Home Projects Help on Tuesday.
I usually clean windows every weekend. For the last few weeks, I was staying with my grandmother in Toronto. The house was looking so dirty when I got back. It was dusty since there were no cleaning on those days I stay away from home. I cleaned the entire house But the only thing that made me sad is my windows. I feel disappointed after looking at the windows. It looks so dull. I believe that windows are the most important part of a home. If it's not cleaned properly it can bring a negative…Continue
Started by Diane Vargas in All About Stains and Sealants on Tuesday.
Welcome to The Log Home Neighborhood! We're glad you stopped by.Feel free to introduce yourself here, or, create a profile and start uploading photos and videos, start blogging, join groups and take advantage of all the best resources the The Log Home Neighborhood has to offer.Oh, and by the way, I'm the Neighborhood Host - so let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns and I'll be more than happy to accommodate you!Continue
Because it's a question we get on a daily basis, we wanted to share this with you!Obtaining a construction loan. How do you go about it? Is it right for you? Rosa Ivey with Fidelity Bank Mortgage in North Carolina explains it this way:Construction-to-Permanent Loan"When you're building or renovating a home, a Fidelity Mortgage construction-to-permanent loan covers you from the ground up. Financing for the lot, construction and mortgage are covered in a single loan. Since there is one closing,…Continue
Started by Timber Block in So, How Do I? on Monday.
Hi Y'all!I'm trying to get rid of the stain on my log home. it's a dark, yucky color.I first stained the home 15 years ago. I began with a coat of linseed oil. Next was a coat of the stain. I finished with a clear top coat.I'd like to get back to the original pine - colored wood.I've read about just about every technique possible: media blasting, pressure washing, using the Turbo Plane blade, using the osborn brush, chemical strippers.I haven't read about sanding. Does this work? If so,…Continue
Three homes on my street were robbed recently. It occurred during the early evening. I want to make my home more secure. My front door has got a deadbolt and a regular lock. The backdoor has a window that leads to the deck. It has got ground access too. Someone could probably break the window and unlock the deadbolt by reaching through.Can anyone suggest some ways to make the house more secure? My neighbor suggested…Continue
Hi All,New to the forum we purchased an imported Norwegian log home in Vermont last fall. The home was built in 1972.I wanted to hang a hammock from the exterior of the cabin but now i'm wondering if there is much lateral integrity on a log near a window? Would hanging a hammock bracket at the green X in this photo be a bad idea? I am thinking it might be better to fasten a piece of wood to the column of log ends to the left of the X? Or maybe it's just a bad idea to hang anything this…Continue
Started by Frank Martin in Building and Maintenance Issues Jul 9.