A: The single biggest issue with the maintenance of a log home is that — approximately every five years — you will have to re-do the top coat of your exterior stain on the logs — most exterior protection is a 3 coat system but not all. Sometimes, a wall of the house that has heavy sun exposure may have to be re-done a little more frequently, such as in about 3 years. Some log home owners, do a brief annual maintenance where they simply clean off the dust and plant material that may be on the logs. This approach, which is a good idea, helps to maintain the beauty and aesthetic appearance of your log home plus it will make the process of cleaning the logs that much easier when you do decide to re-do your top coat of stain on the exterior logs.
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