Bio: As a child Ryan Sigsbey tagged along on jobs with his uncle David Tuxbury, founder of both American Log Restoration and Maple Island Log Homes. Since then, American Log Restoration has expanded from its Michigan-based roots to cover the Eastern United States. Sigsbey is the company’s project manager.
We replaced a few logs in a 1790’s home in Winnetka, Illinois. It was historic—been moved several times—and yes, it was pretty cool.
Log rot. It’s caused by water, sun and deterioration.
Replacing logs is the only long-term solution. There are wood-fillers and epoxy but those don’t look good and they are short term. We specialize in matching the new log species with the old one. We also match the method that was used to peel the old log—they could have been pressure washed, hand-peeled, turned or peeled by machine.
Keep up with staining treatments and keep your eye out for rot. The signs are discoloration or mold. Clean it off when you see it. Tackle little problems before they become big ones.
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