According to the calendar and the trees blooming outside spring has arrived in the mountains of Western North Carolina! As the weather warms it is important to get outside and do a thorough check of your property and home. WNC Blast/Wash & Staining would like to share with you some of our log home maintenance tips for spring with you today.
We suggest inspecting your home from the top down beginning with your gutters. As the winter months keep us indoors debris from surrounding trees can accumulate in your gutters and spouts. Which, in turn, can become clogged causing bigger issues.
With the warmer months quickly approaching they bring with them heavy rain throughout our region. Thus, it pays to do a little bit of maintenance earlier in the spring than paying for water damage later in the year.
Inspect the Outside of Your Home
Before you begin an inspection of the logs outside of your home be sure to have a few tools in hand. We suggest carrying some painter’s tape and a camera of some kind.
As you visibly look for any areas that might concern you or require some routine maintenance place painter’s tape near them as a visible marker. With a camera, the one on your cell phone should suffice, take a picture for documentation.
When you are doing your walk thru look for cracks, water damage, missing or loose shingles, flashing that could be loose on your chimney, and anything else that you may question.
If you do not feel you can repair any damage or are unsure about what you have found do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you with all your log home maintenance care.
Sealing Cracks and Gaps
If you find any cracks or gaps within the logs of your home, it is imperative to seal them before they can cause more damage later.
During the cold months, it is natural for the chinking to swell and shrink due to the harsh temperatures of winter. As this process occurs it can create cracks and gaps that will need to be resealed. That is why we recommend inspecting your home two times a year, once in Spring and once in Fall. Doing so will keep your logs healthy for many years to come.
At WNC Blast/Wash & Staining we are professionals in log home care and have access to the best contractor-grade sealants on the market. We can fix any crack or gap you find before it becomes a bigger issue.
Inspect Your Decks
The winter months can be unbearably harsh on your decks around your log home. During your inspection of the outer logs of your home don’t forget to take a close look at your decks too.
Tree and leaf litter can accumulate in corners of your decks and incite rot, decay, mold. It may surprise you to see how much can accumulate or grow on your outdoor living spaces during the colder months in Western North Carolina.
And as the weather warms your outdoor living spaces become an integral part of your daily lives.
Luckily, WNC Blast/Wash & Staining can assist you in giving your deck spaces a visible facelift! We offer the following services to help you maintain your decks:
- Deck Restoration
- Deck Staining
- Deck Care
- Deck Sealing
- Deck Cleaning
- Deck Painting
Staining and Media Blasting
Spring is also a great time to take a good look at the exterior of your home and determine if it needs a new stain. If you notice patches, where the stain is peeling or flaking off it, may be time to give your logs a fresh coat.
Staining doesn’t just your home aesthetic value it also protects your home from the elements as well. When your stain has reached its lifespan, it calls allow for all kinds of things to seep in and deteriorate your home.
WNC Blast/Wash & Staining are experts in log home maintenance and repair. And we would be happy to come out and give you a quote for the services you need to keep your home healthy for years to come. For more information or questions please contact us here today!