Here to Help! Proper Maintenance Planning


Everyone knows that a $30 oil change two or three times a year beats a $2,000 mechanic’s bill or a $5,000 new engine (eek!). Similarly, creating a proper routine maintenance plan for your log home will keep it looking beautiful and help prevent unnecessary and costly repairs. In this month’s Here to Help!, we’ll walk you through a proper maintenance plan you can implement this month before the warm days of summer slip away.

Keeping your log home beautiful and protected is a big deal. You’ve invested too much to skimp when it comes to maintenance. Consistent maintenance inspections and routine reapplication of stain or clear coats where needed, when needed, are the key to keeping your dream log home, well, dreamy.

With the right tools and a “git 'er done!” attitude, a couple of weekends a year are all it takes and can mean the difference between a few days (and fewer dollars) or an expensive headache. So, sit back, plan your maintenance, and get on with life. We’re “Here to help!"

  1. First things first, get educated! Download Sashco’s complete guide to log home finishing and maintenance here.This guide will arm you with all the knowledge you need to get things done right the first time.
  2. Next, check out our library of how-to videos full of pro-tips and tricks that will help save you time and money. 
  3. Great job! Now, all you need is a plan of action. Yep, we’ve got that for you too. Our handy maintenance checklist is a great to use for regular maintenance checks.
  4. After a thorough inspection, simply go back and treat the areas that need it: apply more stain or clear coat where necessary, seal up new checks or cracks, etc.

Committing to a consistent semi-annual maintenance routine will keep your home looking beautiful, keep it well protected, and help protect your pocketbook from taking an unnecessary hit.