Log Home Maintenance & Products
Although log home maintenance is generally much easier and less costly than that required by most types of conventional construction, don't let any log home company tell you that their log homes are "maintenance free". Wood which is exposed to the elements requires protection, no matter what species or how it has been treated. At Lok-N-Logs, we protect your log home investment by pressure-treating all of your log components with a state-of-the-art, non-toxic, wood preservative assuring penetration to the very heartwood of each and every log. We back up our innovative treatment process with our lifetime transferable warranty which guarantees that we will replace any log material damaged by decay or wood ingesting insects (except Formosan subterranean termites).
Even still, your log home demands care and attention. The periodic application of an exterior preservative, roughly every three to five years depending upon the location of your log home, is necessary to preserve the beauty of your log home and guarantee the durability and performance of your log walls for years to come. In fact, Lok-N-Logs even includes the preservative required for your initial application as part of your log home package. You can see that we take our commitment to the quality of our log homes very seriously.
Most of the problems occurring in log homes more than ten years old are only skin deep. The natural beauty of wood is simply awaiting the knowledge, techniques, and state of the art products which we offer.
Proper maintenance and inspections will ultimately save you money by stopping any further damage and eliminating future costly restoration charges. It is important that all products are applied correctly and a water and sun filament layer of protection is maintained over your logs. Our technicians know what materials are designed specifically for log homes, and application methods that will ensure full support of the manufacturer's warranty. By keeping your home maintained by a professional, you will increase the value of your home by improving its appearance and increasing its energy efficiency.
Some of the items we perform as part of a maintenance program include:
- Complete inspection and onsite analysis with homeowner.
- Stain and chink touchups as needed.
- Light wash and clear coat.
- List of additional work items recommended with pricing. (this could include up-check maintenance, deck and rail re-staining, trim painting etc.)