Log Homes & Log Cabin Inspections in Colorado Springs and beyond!
Log homes are very different from modern-built homes, so when it comes to a log home inspection, it’s best to trust a log home expert. Pine Breeze Inspections can tell you what’s really going on with a log home. We provide a reliable, detailed, professional assessment and offer clear recommendations. If we find problems, we also have solutions! We assess the condition of the logs, including testing moisture content. We check to see if the weather sealing and chinking is deteriorating. We evaluate the general structural integrity of the home. And we check for issues common to log homes, such as rot, insect damage, and settling. We follow up our inspection with a timely, detailed report of our findings and recommendations. At your request, we provide cost estimates at no extra charge. Is a log cabin your dream home? Make sure it doesn’t turn into a financial nightmare; get a log home inspection from Pine Breeze Inspections.Request a quote now for more information.
Our Log Home Inspection Checklist
Log homes can last for generations provided they have been faithfully maintained. The more you know about what it takes to properly maintain a log building, the more you can make an informed decision before you invest in the unique beauty of a log structure. Pine Breeze
Inspections can help you identify issues that may be plaquing your dream log home.
Termites are attracted to rotten and damp wood. If a log home has termites, we will create a plan to get rid of them and address related issues such as wood rot and weatherization. Carpenter bees and ants can also infect log homes. These insects burrow tunnels into the wood for their nests. We inspect logs carefully to ensure that there is no infestation; if there is, we’ll outline the necessary steps to remedy the problem.
Wood will rot when it is exposed to constant moisture. If your log home is more than 20 years old, it was likely built with shallower overhangs. When overhangs aren’t deep enough, rain can hit the lower logs and cause rot. We will inspect each log for signs of rot. If rot is present, the only option is to replace the affected logs. We also inspect for rot around window and door frames, which are common places for rot to occur.
As noted earlier, carpenter bees are a common culprit when it comes to holes in your logs. Any exposed wood will tempt them to burrow in and begin to cause damage. If we find several holes in one spot, then carpenter bees are probably an issue. If you have a carpenter bee infestation, we will go over the steps needed to rid your log home of these pests.
Settling & Structural Damage
Log homes can be prone to settling. Depending on the construction method, settling can put undue stress on the structure. Extensive damage—from rot, insects, or other pests—can also dangerously weaken logs and undermine a home’s structural stability.
Woodpeckers can also do damage to log homes. Woodpeckers drill into logs to find insects or larvae in your wood. This can result in very unsightly damage. Depending on the extent of damage, logs can be patched with wood fill or cut out and replaced. A log cabin
inspection will catch this issue and all others mentioned. These issues may require more aggressive solutions, such as cutting out and replacing logs. If a log home has issues, we’ll give you a log cabin inspection with expert advice and clear solutions. We have years of experience caring for and restoring log homes. Protect your home and protect your investment. Call Pine Breeze Inspections and leave it to the
Colorado Springs log home inspection experts!
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Curious about the condition of a log home? We offer log home inspection services to owners, potential buyers, Real Estate Agents, and contractors. The log home restoration specialists at Pine Breeze Inspections can inspect, consult and provide detailed recommendations on both handcrafted and manufactured log homes. Contact Us Today!