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Log house designs and cabins are arguably some of the most beautiful homes on the real estate market. Even if youíre not into rustic style living, you can't deny that log house designs have an undeniable appeal. Owning a log house design can be a wonderful experience, especially if you have helped to design it and built it from the ground up, or maybe even built it the log house yourself. While some people think that the log house construction process is one of the most important aspects of being a log home owner, it doesnít end there. Log house maintenance is also just as important when it comes to log house designs. You can usually tell when a log house design hasnít been cared for properly; it loses its natural wooden glow. Log house maintenance isn't something that people factor into the overall costs of building a log house design and living. Naturally, people only focus on the cost of the log house build while they're building their log home and forget about the regular expenses that come with owning and taking care of an existing structure. Like any home, you will have to factor in the regular maintenance and repair costs that owning a log home involves.

Knowing about these extra log house expenses and log house maintenance will help you to stay on top of caring for your log house design. Most people don't realize that there are general maintenance costs for a log house design that can cost anywhere from around $2000 to $3000 a year, so they may be caught by surprise at some point to learn this. Knowing how to maintain your log home design will keep the value of the log house intact while also preserving the natural beauty of the wood and logs. The maintenance of a log house design consists of the upkeep of the shell of the log house design, meaning the logs on both the inside and the outside of the log house design. The logs in the log house plan need to be treated to protect the logs from the sun's harmful rays, along with water damage that could lead to mold and rot, and insect infestations. The regular upkeep of a log home design also prevents the logs from getting that withered look you see in older log houses, keeping that beautiful wood glow that makes a log house feel so inviting.

There are four steps in protecting the logs in a log house design to include the surface preparation, preserving, log home staining, and sealing. The logs in the log house design need to be clean, bare and fully dry before anything is put on them. Working in warm weather when the sun is out is a great way to speed up the dry times, but it can also be done in cooler weather but will take longer. Preserving the wood and logs in your log house design with borates allows the perfect balance of moisture in the wood and logs, which will deter things like mold, mildew, fungi and insects. The wood and log finish applied to your log house design should contain at least 30 percent solids which will absorb into the wood.

You will find all sorts of log house designs and log house packages on the Sisson Company site. This log home builder and log home developer has experience developing distinctive mountain log home communities from remote forest locations near the rugged Cohutta and Rich Mountain Wilderness areas to readily-accessible sites that are located near the towns of Ellijay and Blue Ridge. **


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