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Log Home Maintenance: How to Repair Your Home’s Details

No matter the type of home that you have, there are always maintenance tasks that need to be completed. The challenge becomes that with a log home that the maintenance tasks can be a little more difficult. Here are some of the ways that you can repair your home and still maintain the level of detail that you want.

Invest in Matching Options

Rot and damage to the logs of your home’s exterior can occur from time to time. The best way to go about repairing them is to find another piece of wood that will match your existing logs. You’ll have to consider the type of wood that was used in the original construction so that you can match the wood grain. Once you’ve found a matching piece, you can begin the repair work.

Conduct Preventative Maintenance Solutions

There are things that you can do to protect your home’s exterior from damage. Installing gutters will help to keep damaging water from causing the exterior to rot. This can prevent you from having to make repairs due to something that was within your control. Another thing that you’ll want to watch out for is that the logs are sealed appropriately. This may help to keep your exterior in good condition for longer.

Consider Your Plumbing Choices

A broken pipe can be disastrous for any type of home. You don’t want to have to rip into your walls and have more costly repairs due to a plumbing issue. Use a pipe repair services company to help you complete the repairs. They have the expertise to limit the amount of damage that’s caused while fixing these types of problems. Another thing to consider is your choice of piping. You may want to go with something that is less likely to develop issues.

Look to the Small Details

When it comes to your log home, the details are important. Wood graining, the stain selected and any other types of accent pieces that you selected will need to be matched. Consider keeping a logbook of all of the important parts of your home. It will be easier to match the logs if you know the original type of tree used. You may even want to write down the brand and stain finish that was applied.

The devil is always in the details. Make sure that you have a plan in place before you decide to undertake any maintenance tasks around your log home.

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