Spring has officially arrived, which means it’s the perfect time to complete some routine cleaning and general maintenance for your West Yellowstone log home. To help you get started, here are a few of our recommendations.
Maintaining Your Log Cabin
- Examine Your Logs
The freezing weather and prolonged periods of snow and rain can take a serious toll on your logs. We recommend inspecting the logs for problem areas, including large cracks or gaps. Because cracks and gaps can decrease your home’s energy efficiency, it’s important to seal them as quickly as possible.
- Clean Gutters
During fall and winter, leaves and debris tend to block gutters. As an important part of log home spring maintenance, remember to clean your gutters so they remain clear and functional.
- Landscape and Trim
Now that the long-awaited warmer temperatures are here, it’s time to begin landscaping. Landscaping not only boosts the curb appeal of your home, but it also gives you an excuse to enjoy the outdoors. Plus, vegetation around the lower logs can limit air circulation, which may lead to damage. Therefore, consider trimming back the foliage as far as possible.
- Clean and Wash Your Logs
Washing your log home with a special cleaner will remove pollen, dirt, and other debris. Once you properly wash your home’s logs, add a new coat of stain or topcoat.
Our Log Home Repair Work
Do you need help maintain your home or cabin in West Yellowstone, or surrounding areas? At Blue Heron Design-Build, our team of certified, trained, and licensed contractors can handle any repair job. We use state-of-the-art tools to assist in doing our job correctly the first time. Contact Blue Heron Design-Build today to schedule a consultation for your home’s minor repair needs. We’re ready to provide you with log cabin services reflect the vision, technical requirements, and preferences of each homeowner