The sales of homes for use as vacation rentals are soaring, and log cabins are especially popular among renters seeking a rustic getaway.
But log and other wood-exterior homes require expensive, time-consuming maintenance. If you’re considering restoring a vacation rental, give TruLog™ a call at 970-646-4490 to learn more about our revolutionary steel siding system or request a sample. TruLog replicates the look and feel of authentic logs, but with greater durability, improved energy efficiency, and no need for routine maintenance.
Vacation Home Sales Spike
Vacation home sales hit a record high in 2014, according to recently released information from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
The NAR estimates that about 1.13 million vacation homes were sold last year, an increase of about 57 percent from 2013. Vacation home purchases are thought to represent about 21 percent of all homes sold in 2014.
The demographic of vacation buyers has also shifted dramatically. Just over a decade ago, the median age of vacation home buyers was 61; in 2014, the average age of a vacation home purchaser was 43, according to the NAR.
Making Your Vacation Rental More Appealing
Vacation homes can be a great investment, but they require care in order to maintain their desirability to renters. It’s important to consider curb appeal, as well as the costs of long-term care and maintenance.
Log cabins and homes in particular need annual inspections and require routine maintenance in order to protect their structural integrity. Annual log cabin maintenance costs can run into the thousands of dollars.
TruLog steel siding is durable, and it provides excellent protection against the elements and pests. It is also maintenance-free. When you want to clean the exterior, you can simply rinse TruLog siding off with your garden hose.
The TruLog system can also help lower your rental property’s energy bills. TruLog’s contoured panels are backed with form-fitting foam that improves your home’s insulation and increases its energy efficiency.
TruLog also provides the old-fashioned, log cabin look that many vacation renters love. TruLog’s attention to detail extends to the shape of the siding panels, the wood grain-like textures, and even the chinking and hew lines.
If you’re thinking about restoring your vacation rental, please contact TruLog online or call us at 970-646-4490 to talk with one of our siding experts. TruLog is based in Loveland, Colorado, but we ship nationwide and work with installers in states including Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Missouri and Pennsylvania.