Hello and thanks for letting me be a part of the community -- I'm a total newbie, so bear with me. My wife and I may be moving into an existing small (~520 sq ft + loft) log cabin outside of Asheville NC next fall. It was built probably 10-20 years ago by the previous landowner as a summer project with his grandkids and is what I believe you would call "round log" construction on the bottom with a more modern loft and roof (I'm trying to attach some images here). This may be blasphemy on this…Continue
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
We built our log home 24 yrs ago. Always have been diligent about my log care, use Woodguard every couple years. The house is southern pine logs. Just recently have experience the unruly "clicking/knowing" noise of what I'm 99% sure are old house borers, just above our master bed in the wall. I did buy some injectable borate which I have since applied. I also plan to powerwash that section to bare wood, apply Bora care on the logs then re-apply the Wood Guard. I'm also going to inject…Continue
I recently used Sashco Transformation Log & Timber, color Red Tone Dark on my home. While I love the product, this color came out a bit too red for our liking. 2 coats have been applied, so it already has a good sheen. Will using a 3rd coat of Brown Tone instead of hte red darken the overall color and give it more of the "brown" look? Trying to decide if we are going to switch the color to brown before moving on to the remainder of the house? Any advise would be appreciated.Continue
My wife and I are planning on retiring to Prescott, Az. and plan to build (ourselves) a log home kit 1,200 to 1,500 Chalet style. We are looking at Coventry, Battle Creek and Pan American. Has anyone had experience with these producers? Thanks for the inputContinue
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HelloI will be restoring my home this spring and am wondering about the the difference between the two processes. Can a blasting company and a sanding company explain there process from start to finish, for example purposes the wall will be 10 feet long, 10 rounds high and 12" logs. No heavy damage just regular UV damage.Day 1Day 2Day 3Thanks George.Continue