Fall is a great time to check and maintain your log home. As summer ends and winter approaches, it’s important to check your timbers for any break down of seals, coatings, and finishes. The long hot days of summer sun can wear away those finishes, as well as the rains that summer brings with it. Staying a step ahead and making sure that your log home is sound, will help with energy efficiency in the winter months to come and prepare for the summer months to follow.

In this article in Log Home Living veteran log-home builder Jim Cooper passes along 3 easy steps on how to prepare your log home for winter.