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.
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
Started by Brooke Chaplan in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!) 21 hours ago.
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.
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
Started by Brooke Chaplan in All About Stains and Sealants Aug 10.
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
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