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Cut Your Energy Costs
January 10th is National Cut Your Energy Costs Day! One of the best ways to cut energy costs on an existing log home is to seal the joints with backer rod and caulking. Logs and large timbers have thermal mass, which allow them to retain and radiate heat we...
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End Grain Protection for Logs
Trees are living, breathing organisms. Even after they die and are used in construction as logs and timbers, they continue to function as living, breathing structures. The cell structure of wood is designed like a bundle of straws, perfect for channeling wa...
End Grain Protection for Logs
End Grain Protection for Logs
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Chinking Damaged by Birds
Reprinted from our LogCore Newsletter Spring 2008 edition and The Log Home Maintenance Guide You can see where birds have pecked irregular shaped holes into the latex chinking looking for insects and even where they chewed into the backer rod. Birds can hea...
Chinking Damaged by Birds
Chinking Damaged by Birds
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Applying Lifeline Finishes Over Penetrating Oil-Based Stains
By Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. Reprinted from our LogCore newsletter Summer 2014 edition We often get asked if it is acceptable to apply a Lifeline finish systems over an existing oil-based stain. It would be nice if there was a simple yes or no answer to thi...
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WeatherSeal's Chemistry
By Continental Products Company Reprinted from our LogCore newsletter Spring 2014 edition WeatherSeal is different because it is thick when properly mixed. Its color also will appear lighter and more opaque when initially applied to the wood surface than wh...
WeatherSeal's Chemistry
WeatherSeal's Chemistry
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Sap Seeping From Sides of Finished Logs
Sap and pitch can seep from logs for years after the logs have been cut and the building finished. This usually happens while moisture is leaving the wood, carrying pitch to the surface. Also, the logs could have been summer cut when they contained more moi...
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Green Logs, Green Homes
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! It's a good time to remember that unless you specifically stained them to be that color ... green logs aren't lucky! What are green logs? One way to define green logs is logs that are still wet from being recently cut and have a m...
Green Logs, Green Homes
Green Logs, Green Homes
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Why Do We Need Sapstain Control?
By Gary Schroeder (revised and reprinted from our Spring 1999 issue of Log Core newsletter ) Wood, and in this case the log, was a living substance; as soon as the tree is cut the biological breakdown of wood begins. The wood is protected for some time by f...
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2017 Catalogs- Hot off the press!
We print them once a year, and they are here! If you are on our list, you should be seeing our new 2017 catalog in the mail shortly. Our annual catalog is packed full of tips and information on log home care, including our full line-up of products to build,...
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Snapshot: Log Rot Repair
Preventing log rot is as easy as keeping moisture out of the wood. Unfortunately, sometimes what is relatively easy goes unnoticed and time goes by until water has done its damage. Anything from upward facing cracks to leaky gutters to absence of gutters al...
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