"Hi, Nicolay. Congrats on the new home! Glad to hear you're loving it.
Yes, you can go about things the way you want to, but you'll end up where you are now in another 2 or 3 years. Without some sort of coating on those logs, the dirt,…"
"The link Tom gave lists most of our Zero Failures Seminar grads. (Find out more about that here.) I'd also recommend you give a call to our main reseller in NY state, I-Wood-Care, at 800-721-7715. They deal directly with a whole host of…"
"Howdy! Welcome to the log home neighborhood. Your log home inspector should be able to help you determine what needs to be done, if anything.
As for the stain types on there...if you have a minute, read through our booklet called "Keeping the…"
"I have heard of no issues w/ the quikcrete vs. Sand/lime/mortar mix. It's personal preference as to how much you want to mix and how textured you want the look to be. I've been told you can control the look of the texture better with the…"
"Whether you caulk it or not, you could end up with rot. There will be snow and rain hitting that cedar timber a lot. Definitely the accumulated stuff could exacerbate that if allowed to fester under that edge, but even if you caulk to prevent that…"
"I will let others give you advice on the caulk/no caulk. I have seen it done in similar situations with no problems, and I've seen the opposite. Especially if you use a low-elasticity product, there could be issues with the sealant pulling the…"
"Hi, Viola. Indeed, there are many contractors who can help you out. Like Permachink, we list some on our website, or you can call us at 800-767-5656. In addition, you can give a call to our main retailer in NC, New River Building Supply, at…"
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One more question....IYHO would it be worth our while to order enough of the Stay Clean I/E for a five gallon bucket and use it when we do our maintenance coat in a couple years? Or would there be a shorter shelf life on it?
Charis, Hi. with the wealth of information/help you've given others here, we're hoping you can help us as well.
Our log home is a little over 1 year old. We've noticed some black spots on the underside of our entry porch roof beams (this is the only place we see anything like this). Wiping them with a damp rag, they fade a little, then return so we know it's not something as simple as dirt. We're thinking possibly mold and/or mildew? We'd like to get this under control as soon as possible to keep it from spreading/ getting worse.
What we know:
Stainers did NOT properly clean logs/posts/beams prior to staining.
Stain used is Sikkens Cetol 1 & 2/3 (Teak) which we love.
First, how do we determine for sure it is mold/mildew? What process/solutions would you suggest we use to take care of it?
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Thank you in advance for any help/advice you can give us.
Hi Charis. We love our property. Its 10 acres almost all wooded with a great creek running thru it. The front, like in the picture is already cleared off. We planted several cherry and apple trees plus a variety of other trees and bushes to attract birds. We are fairly sure we will be going with Golden Eagle. We don't have the mountain views tho..... just none available at the current time in Kansas.....Been to Co. many times skiing in different resorts. I need to look up and see where Henderson is. I love the beauty of Co.
Thanks Charis. I got that as a Christmas present a couple years ago. The picture it is in is our actual property we will build on some day not too far off. The other picture is a plan I have been designing on the computer. I put some of the log walls on, but the gables is a real pain to put the logs on with this program and of course it has changed again since I drew that one. Part of trying to fit every desire into a smaller package. BTW thanks for all your expertise you have given. It really has helped me. I try to become knowledgeable in things I do and probably go a little overboard. But its always better to be informed than to shoot in the dark. The company I will be going with use Shashco for the inside stain, which I probably will put on myself.