How to Repair Scratches and Pet Damage to Hardwood Floors

Posted on Log Homes | Coleman Kelleghan
Wood floors and pets don't always mix well. If you have wood floors in your home, it's a good idea to know the best ways to get rid of scratches. Keep your floors looking great, no matter how often your furry friends dig their claws in a little too far. Buff Small Scratches When your pet gets a l...
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The History of Chinking

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Coleman Kelleghan
Log home ownership comes with a variety of issues that more conventional homes do not. One of those is chinking, the insulating substance placed between the logs. Here's a concise history of the ch...
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How to Evaluate a Potential Log Home Purchase

Posted on | Log Homes | Coleman Kelleghan
While most home buyers know to look for signs of damage when evaluating a potential purchase, the specific signs of a problem in a log home are unknown to many first-time buyers. This is unfortunat...
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What are VOCs, and Why are There VOC Limits in Stains?

Posted on | Log Home Stains | Coleman Kelleghan
When you're buying a stain for your home, the package may indicate the level and type of VOC. There are state and federally-regulated limits on VOCs for your health. What are VOCs and how do you kn...
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How to Remove Wood Stains From Carpet

Posted on | Log Homes | Coleman Kelleghan
Whether you have a log home or simply have wood walls inside, you may end up with some stains on your carpet when you treat the wood. These stains, if not taken care of properly and immediately, ca...
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How to Build a Log Cabin Playhouse

Posted on | Log Homes | Coleman Kelleghan
If you have kids, at some point they'll likely ask you to build them a playhouse. Sure, you could do it the easy way, and tell them to build a fort out of whatever they can find outside. Or, you ca...
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Spring Cleaning for Your Log Home's Exterior

Posted on | Log Homes | Coleman Kelleghan
If you have a log home, you know that there is maintenance and cleaning you have to do every year. Luckily, there are several simple steps you can take to repair and upgrade to combat log decay. Ke...
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How Winter Affected Your Wood Home

Posted on | Log Homes | Coleman Kelleghan
Log homes are beautiful, and they take some maintenance to keep them looking great. After a long, hard winter, you're going to need to ensure that your home is up to par, and didn't suffer too much...
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A Guide to Chinking Repair: Removal and Reapplication

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Coleman Kelleghan
With its powerful ability to create water and air barriers, chinking keeps log homes intact and protects them from external issues. Since not all chinking products are created equal, however, choos...
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Chinking Repair: How to Determine the Moisture Content of Wood

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Coleman Kelleghan
Chinking is the glue that holds many log homes together. This material doesn't always last forever, though, especially when environmental conditions aren't ideal. Before taking on a significant chi...
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Dealing with Wood Shrinkage in Your Log Home

Posted on | Log Home Chinking | Coleman Kelleghan
Wood shrinkage is an unavoidable issue for any log home owner and is not something to be overly worried about. Armed with the right information and fully understanding why your logs are shrinking i...
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What Is Log Home Maintenance?

Posted on | Log Homes | Coleman Kelleghan
Owners of log homes know that longevity is the number one concern. Will my home last? What should I do if it begins to degrade? How can I maintain my log home so it looks as good 25 years from now ...
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