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From the Simple Life Reading Room ... One of Our "Must Read" Log & Timber Frame  Home Articles that will help you find the Log or Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams!

Selecting a Log Home Cleaner
By Bridget McCrea/Log Cabin Homes Magazine

Log homes are strong, sturdy, and beautiful, but, like all homes, they are also vulnerable. Constantly under attack from the elements, pests, and other threats, these homes require regular cleaning with products that address those intrusions and preserve the beauty of the logs. Selecting the appropriate cleaner is the first step in the right direction, according to Barbara Murray, president of CTA Products Group in Southaven, Mississippi, who points out that the cleaning needn’t always be invasive, but it does need to happen on a regular schedule (preferably on an annual basis).

Designed for Easy Living
By Donna Peak/ Log Cabin Homes Magazine

If you’re like most log home enthusiasts, you’re in this for the long term and as the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So what can you do to make long-term maintenance easier?

The number one secret to maintaining your log home with ease starts in the most surprising place—the design phase—and proper sitting is the key. This download offers many low-maintenance tips to keep your home looking beautiful!

Exterior Log Finish Primer
By Mike Haskew | photo by Roger Wade

Low-maintenance, long-lasting good looks, environmental friendliness, and reasonable cost are just some of the elements that factor into choosing the right log home exterior finish. Evaluating the available options may be a challenge, but an understanding of the basics helps ease the process and produce the desired results.

Preservation & Maintenance of Log Structures
By Log Home Council – National Association of Home Builders-Building Systems Councils

Prepared by the Technical Committee of the Log Homes Council, Building Systems Councils, and the NAHB, this 14-page document is a must if you are contemplating designing, building, and living in a log structure. It compiles features and methods that will ensure the permanent quality of the log structure. Download Preservation & Maintenance of Log Structures to keep your log home safe from Mother Nature's wrath.

Chinking Myths Unsealed
Jim McCain President Weatherall
Rich Dunstan President Perma-Chink
Debbie Bassett National Marketing Manager Sashco

These gaps about this log home sealant are filled in by three professionals from across the nation. Download this informative article to reveal the truth about chinking.