The calendar and current warm weather haven’t been the only indicators of the arrival of spring. The phones have been ringing with inquiries of log home refinishing in Minnesota and Wisconsin which have announced that the refinishing and re-staining season is soon to be here. Some of you may not be aware that we do offer log home restoration and refinishing services. We have seen projects that range from a simple prep and application of a maintenance coat of stain to corn or glass blasting of the home for new stain to log replacement projects. While our focus over the years has been new log home construction we branched into the refinishing and log home repair to expand our services as more requests came in over time.
Starting with a high quality product is the first step in proper log home care. We use Perma-Chink or Sikkens for stain. And for log sealant we use Perma-Chink or Sashco. All are designed for log home applications rather than just a general “across the board” product that you would get at a big box retailer. Starting with the right product is key but we can also offer tips to help protect your log home. Some of the cabins and homes we have worked on have smaller overhangs so a simple solution of adding gutters and downspouts can eliminate a lot of future problems. Other sites may not have anything around the base of the home so the water running off of the roof is hitting bare dirt and splashing up on the logs. Landscaping and/or just adding rock around the base of the house will eliminate that issue. Another item we will look for is overhanging trees and limbs that may be rubbing against the house. That can wear stain off of a log home pretty fast.
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog and feel free to call or email with any questions about new log home construction, Minnesota log home refinishing or remodeling.