I recently bought a 30 year old cypress log home. I believe it was stained and protected for 23 years and was painted 7 years ago. There is no rot that can be seen and it's 900 sq. ft. What is the best way to preserve it?
You need to sand entire exterior. Removing all exterior fixtures and trim. Prep and wash properly. Stain with a topshelf waterbase.
If there is anywhere you can install a cost effective shed roof to protect logs, I highly recommend it.
We have some videos and information online that shows some of our processes and tools.
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What do you think about glass or corn cob blasting instead of sanding? It has a tin roof on it if that's what you meant by effective shed roof. Thanks for responding!!
I dont do blasting. There are a lot of good contractors that do though. The sanding has a better looking finish and without all the hoop-la and blasting expense. Thats just my opinion though. Some homeowners dont mind the blasted look finish and it allows the contractor to strip house fast.
To keep your home in prime condition I would recommend you add a sealant to it as well as have wonderful windows to give your home a good flow of air.