How to Measure the Moisture Content of Your Wood

Posted on Log Homes | Weatherall Company, Inc.
Cleaning the logs of your cabin is always the first step before staining, treating or chinking your log cabin. Once the logs are clean, measuring the moisture content of the wood is the next important step before you apply your stain or treatment.
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Proper Chinking Application

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Weatherall Company, Inc.

Your log home is full of charm and character, but if the upkeep and periodic maintenance is not properly managed, the charm and character can quickly turn into an overwhelming burden. One of the key elements in minimizing this burden is the proper choice and application of the log home chinking.

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How to Seal Around a Window in Your Log Cabin

Posted on | Log Home Caulking | Weatherall Company, Inc.
The area around a window is often not properly prepared or sealed with caulking or chinking. Many homeowners leave large gaps in the logs, giving water and insects an easy entrance into your log ho...
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Should You Chink or Stain Your Logs First?

Posted on | Log Home Chinking Log Home Stains | Weatherall Company, Inc.
When building a log home, there are many important decisions to make during the building process. Some of those decisions involve chinking and stain — finding the right product, choosing the color ...
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How to Install Backer Rod

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Weatherall Company, Inc.
Are you installing backer rod on your log home? It’s a project that you can take on yourself. Here’s a how-to guide on backer rod installation for your log home.  What Is Backer Rod? Before you be...
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How to Clean Your Logs Before You Stain

Posted on | Log Home Stains | Weatherall Company, Inc.
Before you stain your log cabin, it’s important to clean your logs and make sure they are free of old stains and chemicals. But what’s the best way to clean your logs? The answer varies, depending ...
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What to Do With Leftover Stain: 4 Creative Crafts

Posted on | Log Home Stains | Weatherall Company, Inc.
If you have leftover stain from your last home-improvement project — and a bit of a creative spark — this extra material hardly has to go to waste. Below are four fun crafts you can do with your le...
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Chink in Half the Time (Without Losing Quality)

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Weatherall Company, Inc.
Almost every log home is built with chinking. Even “chinkless” log homes (such as “Scandinavian Chinkless” homes) usually have some form of chinking. Unless you own a rare traditional chinkless no...
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4 Home Improvement Projects Worth Your Money

Posted on | Log Homes | Weatherall Company, Inc.
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3 Kinds of Log Rot and How to Treat It

Posted on | Log Homes | Weatherall Company, Inc.
Wood contracts and expands regularly as humidity levels and temperature fluctuate. As the wood morphs, it cracks and creates slots for water to accumulate. These pockets of enduring moisture lead ...
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The 5 Ways Log Homes Stand Up To Hurricanes, Tornadoes, And The Tests Of Time

Posted on | Log Homes | Coleman Kelleghan
Just hearing the words “log home” might take you back to pioneer days – picturing wood stoves, root cellars, housewives cooking while their husbands are out hunting dinner – but today’s log homes a...
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7 Ways You Can Build Your Dream Log Home - Without Breaking The Bank

Posted on | Log Homes | Coleman Kelleghan
Building a log home is a great investment – log homes are durable, hard-wearing, and can often be less expensive than a comparable traditionally built “Stick Home” – log home building materials are...
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