Thursday, November 20, 2014

Common Log Home Problems – Back-Brushing



There are common problems and issues that can happen with any home or property, no matter the age, style or builder. It’s just the nature of home owning. But if you own a log home, the problems can become a little more unique and unusual compared to the average residential home owner. It also can be more detrimental to the log house if it is not addressed and taken care of immediately after being discovered.

One issue that is common to the log home owning experience is back-brushing. Back-brushing is the treatment of a stain or finish to the wood exterior of your log home, applied with either a spray, brush or ideally a combination of the two. When you back-brush it not only reduces drip marks, but it also forces the stain into the pores of the wood and then fills in the cracks and natural wood imperfections.

To achieve proper penetration and even distribution, spray the stain or finish on the logs and then immediately back-brush the material over the wood again with a quality brush. This will help ensure absorption and adhesion of the stain or finish.

If you did not have the knowledge or did not realize what would happen if you did not back-brush, then your only option is to remove the finish with sand blasting, cob blasting or a stripping.

If you need any further help or assistance on how to back-brush, or are in need of the correct tools to back-brush your log house, feel free to contact the professional staff at Schroeder Log Home Supply. Schroeder Log Home Supply has all you need to keep your log home safe and secure.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Designing Your Dream House



 When it comes to your dream house, very rarely is a previous design or model of a house going to suffice for what you envision is the home you want to live in the rest of your life. Being able to create that dream home can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and something that you and your family can cherish forever. Imagining all the memories that will be had in your dream house, no one can put a price on that. 

Dreaming is one thing, making it a reality is another. This is especially true when it comes to designing a log home. There are many factors that come into designing your dream house; the first is one of the most important, that’s location.

You have to know where to build your log house in order for it to become your dream home. The location could affect every aspect of the building and structure. Essentially discovering the perfect spot for your log house can be just as important as the design. 

Once you’ve gotten that figured out designing your home can begin. Start from the ground up, while thinking of the essentials that you want in your home. You’re going to want multiple floors for your log home, and enough to space on your property to expand if needed. If you are planning on starting a family or already have children, everyone is going to need their own room. 
 
A place for everyone to eat and a garage for all the storage, the possibilities are endless to what you can imagine. So get the design off right. 

Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer- or are having the process done professionally, involve the experts at Schroeder Log Home Supply to find your log home supplies. They have the experience, materials and buildingtools to help you build the dream house you deserve, contact Schroeder Log Home Supply today!