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Replacement Log Services for Log Homes

Northern Log Care provides log replacement services tailored to the unique needs of log homes in Wisconsin. With our expertise and commitment to quality craftsmanship, we specialize in seamlessly integrating new logs into existing structures, ensuring structural integrity and preserving the authentic charm of your log home. Whether you're facing issues with rot, insect damage, or general wear and tear, our skilled team is dedicated to providing reliable solutions that restore the beauty and longevity of your cherished log retreat. 
How to determine if a log needs to be replaced or refinished:
Extent of Damage:  
If the damage is extensive, such as significant rot, decay, or structural compromise, replacement may be necessary.

Structural Integrity:
Evaluate the structural integrity of the log. If the damage compromises the stability or safety of the log home, replacement may be the best course of action to ensure
structural stability.

Insect Infestation:
Determine if the log has been infested by insects such as termites, carpenter ants, or wood-boring beetles. If the infestation has caused significant damage, replacement may be necessary to prevent further deterioration.

Water Damage:
Assess the extent of water damage to the log. If water infiltration has caused widespread damage, leading to rot, mold, or mildew growth, replacement may be needed to prevent further structural issues and mold-related health hazards.

Aesthetic Considerations:
Evaluate the overall appearance of the log. If the damage is extensive and affects the visual appeal of the log home, replacement may be preferred to achieve a uniform and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Tips for Preventing Wood Rot and Bug Infestations:
Regular Inspections:
Conduct regular inspections of your log home, both inside and outside, to identify and address any signs of insect activity or vulnerabilities. Contact Cory Ruefer today for a same day estimate with inspection. 

 Seal Cracks and Gaps:
Seal cracks, crevices, and gaps in the logs with appropriate caulking or sealants to prevent insects from entering your home. Pay close attention to areas where utilities enter the home, as these can be common entry points for pests. Learn more.
Keep Surroundings Clear:
Maintain a clear zone around your log home by removing debris, woodpiles, and vegetation from the immediate vicinity. This helps eliminate hiding places and nesting sites
for insects.

Proper Wood Storage:
Store firewood, lumber, and other wood materials away from the home and off the ground to reduce the risk of attracting wood-boring insects. Ideally, keep wood piles at least 20 feet away
from the house.

Moisture Control:
Keep moisture levels in check by fixing leaks, repairing damaged gutters, and ensuring proper drainage away from the foundation of your log home. Insects are attracted to damp environments, so reducing moisture can help deter infestations.
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