How to Maintain Your Log Home - It’s Simpler Than You Think
Welcome back to another episode of "My Dream Log Cabin Podcast" for all you cabin lovers out there! Whether you already own a log home, are considering building one, or thinking about purchasing a pre-made log cabin, this episode is a must-listen. We delve into the crucial subject that every log cabin enthusiast needs to know about: restoration.
Joining us today are two experts in the field: Dave Santee, the founder of Top Notch Log Works based in Colorado, and Jay Schuler, the CEO of Nortek Copperworks. We're excited to bring you valuable insights and advice on log home maintenance and restoration.
Dave Santee shares his extensive experience in log and timber work, starting back in the early '80s and founding Top Notch Log Works in 1999. They specialize in large post and beam construction, intricate roof systems, stairs, and have expanded their services to log structure restoration.
In this episode, you'll discover the importance of regular log home maintenance, including the need for maintaining finishes, especially in high UV exposure areas. Dave emphasizes that finishes should be reapplied every two to three years, and he recommends using gentle log cleaners to remove dust and debris from your log home's exterior.
We also explore the use of pressure washers and the potential risks involved, as well as how dust and dirt can attract moisture and lead to rot issues. Dave and Jay discuss the critical role of design in log homes, emphasizing the importance of moisture control.
Don't miss this enlightening conversation on log home maintenance and restoration, and learn how to protect and preserve your log cabin for years to come.
For more information on Nortek Copperworks and their products, visit their website at https://www.nortekcopperworks.com. Stay tuned for more expert insights and advice on log cabin living on "My Dream Log Cabin Podcast."
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