Below are some examples of what we have run into on the during our initial inspections. Our job is to not only repair log homes from natural damage, but also to repair the poor craftsmanship of previous crews.
This repair attempt displays inserted dimensional lumber instead of logs. 4×4’s from the hardware store are not the same as logs.
Poorly done wood putty. Sticks out like a sore thumb!
Another poor wood putty job…
This log end was tacked on instead of replacing the entire log.
Using spray foam only acts like a sponge to hold water. It does not fix your problem. Also, staining over rot will not make it go away.
This is mismatched siding instead of a proper log replacement.