Schedule a Log Cabin/Home Inspection by a certified inspector

Log Cabin/Home Certification 

Log homes require more training and experience than regular sided homes. Logs come with there own set of 

problems and deficiencies. Internal rot, wood destroying insects, log setting and more can create hidden problems that a trained inspector might deduce. Often a hidden problem creates a cascading visual deficiency that can be seen in another area of the home.  Log homes are meant to settle in place. But did the company allow for enough time before the final tightening of the logs? Hire a certified Log inspector who understands the process of log home development, placement, settlement and ongoing maintenance. Log home inspections add a little more cost to a normal home inspection but that extra time spent is worth the expense














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Here you can see how rain water travels from the roof to the ground splashing upwards to create this discoloration and deterioration of the log finish. 

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Using a rubber mallet, I can often find rot within the log by sound.

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Often the lowest log is the most exposed to moisture and insect damage. 

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Any log protruding past the eave line will receive the most rain water. Without constant maintenance these logs will rot as they have in this image. 

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