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To Pressure Wash or Not? 19 Replies

Hi everyone,I just bought a log home built in 1989. Haven't even moved in yet but I've discovered Perma-Chink's Web site. Seems I'll be in touch with them soon. I'd like to start out on the right foot. I don't know when the exterior of the house was last cleaned or treated so I'd like to do it ASAP. Is it a good or bad idea to pressure wash before using Log Wash or other such product and before treating with stain and topcoat?Thank you!AlexContinue

Started by Alexis L. Foxx in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by vancilwa yesterday.

Best Stain> 218 Replies

What is best stain for exterior of log home?

Started by Ray Mazza in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Mickey Maresca on Saturday.


I have two acres in Blue Heron Woods in Hawley PA.  Would like to get going on starting my log home this next spring. (2018) Looking to use Hochsteitler Logs.Looking for a builder that would come here, and that has also good references and preferably has worked with this companies products before out of Ohio. Thank you.  Lisa T. Continue

Started by Lisa Trotta in Building and Maintenance Issues Aug 13.

E-Log Homes? 6 Replies

My husband and I just purchased land in upstate NY and looking for a builder/supplier. Has anyone heard or or used E-log Homes? They are based out of Middlesex NC but have a location near us. They seem to have great prices on their packages. We are looking to just get the shell built, and finish the rest ourselves. Also, does anyone recomend what bank will finance us with just getting the shell up by the builder? i talked with wells fargo and they did say we are not allowed to be the GC Continue

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Started by Nicole Lalwer in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Angela Stovall Jul 26.

Mice sealant 9 Replies

HiWe have been living in a log home for 6 years now. The house is in the fields and each fall, starting with September we have mice inside the house. It seems that they use the insulation channels inside the logs to move around.Any recommendation for a sealant that cannot be chewed by mice?Thanks!Continue

Started by Catrinel Pauna in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by Catrinel Pauna Jun 7.

Quality Home Builder 13 Replies

My Wife and I have property in NC, and are looking to build our dream Log Cabin Home. as you can imagine there are so many Log Home Manufacturers in the market. we are looking to buy a shell kit and have a Contractor friend build it for us. questions we have;1. Is there any suggestions of Log Home Companies that we should look to use or not to use?2. Is it favorable to have an experienced "LOG" home builder put the kit together, or can any Licensed contractor build it?Continue

Started by David McDonald in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CARL LIM May 25.

Wall Leaks 14 Replies

Hello everyone. Our log home was built in 2010 and there is one large (our largest) exposed wall that leaks through the log checks during wind-driven rains. We have had the house sealed and stained twice in 7 years (other than the original stain). While it has helped, we still have the problem every time we get wind-driven horizontal rain. We have resorted to filling all the checks we can get to with log caulk which has helped greatly, but we know it is just a temporary solution and it becomes…Continue

Started by Carlos B in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB May 23.

Cedar deck mold 15 Replies

The log home is doing fine with Woodguard that we put on originally and when necessary since we built it. The problem I have is with our new cedar deck. I replaced the old deck which was treated boards. They warped and wouldn't keep the stain very well. I didn't like the look either. The new cedar deck gets mold on it and I can't seem to get rid of it. Tried cleaning it with a wash that was supposed to keep the mold in check. I attached a picture.Any suggestions will be appreciated.Thank you.RodContinue

Started by Rodney coryer in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB May 11.


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