If you’re buying an existing log home, try to obtain a maintenance record to help determine whether new log treatments are compatible with old ones. Compatibility is important; without knowing product chemistries, your only option is to strip the logs to bare wood and start from scratch. Before embarking on any remedial or preventive maintenance program for an existing log home, you should try to establish the home’s history, whether by documentation or inference, so you can set goals and achieve them, whether you do the work yourself or hire a pro.
Jim Davis, a veteran of the log-home industry and the author of Log Home Care and Maintenance, suggests 11 questions to answer to guide you in making sure your new old home gets off to a good start.
To discover the 11 questions, visit loghome.com!