Log homes and homes with wood siding require a thorough inspection—and often substantial maintenance—in preparation for the cold winter months.
TruLog™ steel siding offers the warm, rustic aesthetics of a log cabin home with improved durability and energy efficiency. And TruLog has the added bonus of being virtually maintenance-free.
Log Home Maintenance
One of the hidden risks of log homes is that they must be regularly inspected and serviced to protect the home from moisture accumulation, drafts and structural damage. This is especially important prior to the onset of winter, when sustained cold temperatures, bitter winds and snow can make any existing problems worse.
Logs and many types of wood sidings should also be thoroughly washed at least once a year to remove dirt, pollen, algae and other debris. Proper sealants must also be routinely applied to protect the wood from moisture and pests, and to preserve the appearance of the wood.
TruLog: Maintenance Made Easy
Although TruLog siding mimics the look and texture of natural timber, it is made of durable coated steel.
This makes a TruLog home easy to keep clean and to ready for winter. TruLog siding can be cleaned of dust and debris with a simple rinse from your garden hose as needed, and it requires no annual servicing; TruLog truly is maintenance-free log siding.
TruLog is also backed by dense, contoured foam that provides better insulation than natural logs. TruLog’s innovative design helps keep your home comfortable year-round while saving on energy expenses compared with conventional log homes.
If you’re considering a log home and would like to learn more about how TruLog stacks up against traditional timber, please contact TruLog siding online or call us at 970-646-4490. TruLog is based in Loveland, Colorado, but we ship nationwide and work with installers in multiple states, including Colorado, Wyoming and Missouri.