When people think of log cabins Ireland, and living in a timber home, one of the most important questions they ask is how easy it is to maintain the exterior of your log cabin home.

Living in a log cabin
Living in a log cabin home – what does it look like?

Of course this is a valid concern. Particularly considering the fact that most people are not familiar with maintaining timber homes in Ireland. But we must remember that there are thousands and thousands of timber homes being lived in all across Europe, the United States and many other parts of the world.

Log Cabin Maintenance is Easy

The truth is that the maintenance of a log cabin is very, very straightforward. People are concerned about the durability of timber but we like to remind them that they make boats out of timber. Timber is a fantastically durable material, as long as it is well maintained.

So how do we maintain our log cabin home? The most important thing to remember is not to use paint! What we recommend is to use a material called Sikkens.  we have a very detailed blog post all about the exterior treatment of your log cabin no, which I suggest you read. Once your log cabin is built, you need to apply preservative to the timber and then 3 coats of Sikkens. After this initial task,  there is no need to treat the exterior of your log cabin for another 3 or 4 years.

Log Cabin Paint
Sikkens for Log Cabin exteriors

 The only other major maintenance task but you need to perform is a very light one. It is very important that there is no way that moisture can can get into your log cabin walls. The only way this can happen is if you allow Earth or other materials to lie against the cabin walls. Anything that enables moisture together and seep into the walls will cause you problems. When should keep your walls clear, everything is going to be ok.

If you have any questions in relation to log cabin maintenance, or if you would like to visit us in one of our showrooms, please contact TimberLiving Log Cabins now.

Tullow, Co Carlow (05991 81 039)

Boyle, Co Roscommon (086 817 0429)

Carrigaline, Co Cork. (087 6464 280)