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I own a16 year old log home (pine) with full logs

I own a 16 year old log home (pine) with full logs ranging in size from 14-18” in diameter. The home has a “hot” roof. The banging, popping, and rumbling from the ceiling is becoming very loud, particularly in the evening. There is no sign of any structural failure (yet). The house is located in northwest lower Michigan. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks.

We are renovating a 1962 Pan-abode log home and th

We are renovating a 1962 Pan-abode log home and there are a number of surface scratches on the walls. Is there a way to fix these without sanding and fully re staining the walls?

I purchased a log cabin 2 years ago and applied ca

I purchased a log cabin 2 years ago and applied cabbot stain to the logs. Now you can see the cement blocks on tje foundation are turning red due to the stainni applied to the logs. I'm guessing everytime it rains it runs down the walls to the foundation. I want to install stone veneer to the exposed blocks but want to stop the stain from running first.

I am an architect in Oklahoma. I have a client wh

I am an architect in Oklahoma. I have a client who has a log house, about 5,000 square feet. His logs have a lot of rot and deterioration. Do these need to be replaced or can they be repaired with epoxy injection or other means?

I have a “D” log home with dovetail corners which

I have a “D” log home with dovetail corners which has developed leaky corners due to log shrinkage. What would be the best way to seal these to stop the air flow?

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