There are many different ways that your home can get damaged. Whether it be from flood damage, pipes bursting, or any type of sewage, your home can ultimately get destroyed in an instant, if these things happen. While water damage is one of the main things that cause your home damage. That is why, in fact, you need to have water damage insurance. If you do not have it, think about getting it. If that is something you do not have or will not get, there are many things you have to think about, if something as horrible as water damage happens to your home.
And bearing the poignant title Ritual of visit website Letting Go the poem told the story of saying goodbye not just to a lover but also to our own Plum Island.
What type of stain to apply to your home involves some thought. Depending on what is important to you, your personal preferences and the location of the home will dictate which product will best suit your needs. The best advise is to stay away from the big box store brands. There are a few that in certain circumstances will preform fairly well, but in general, retail products will not hold up on logs.
Years passed and the only enjoyment I found was in fixing up various houses with my now ex-husband. Picking up a hammer or a paintbrush somehow brought that little spark back but, with no air to fan the spark, it withered away. Suddenly, while fixing my current home, I found myself needing a new gas stove. I called a chimney guy and asked for an install. The chimney guy came but never left. Love gripped both of us over that big black Vermont Castings. Realizing I had a knack for these kind of things my new husband asked why I hadn’t forged ahead with my dreams of working in the housing industry. I told him all my horrible experiences but he wasn’t convinced that that should have stopped me at all.
Earlier I stated that a clear sealer could do more harm than good. Most (but not all) clear sealers do exactly that, they seal the wood. They do seal water out just like advertised, but they can also seal water, dirt and mildew in. If the wood is not completely dry, (dry being considered at least a 12% moisture content or lower,) the water trapped behind the sealer is going to escape. As this happens, micro cracks are formed on the backside of the sealer and are invisible to the eye. When the logs contract and expand (due to temperature changes) these cracks will surface. When this happens, the logs can then absorb more moisture and attract mildew compounding the problem. The cycle continues until the sealer fails, the logs turn gray and black mildew is present.
First, newly constructed homes are often built with “green logs.” Green logs are logs that have been cut and still have high moisture content. Many log home manufactures “kiln dry” their logs which eliminates this problem but many do not. Green or wet logs as they dry will shrink causing checks or cracks to appear, as well as twisting and warping. The biggest problem with this is it causes windows and doors to not operate properly, seams to pull apart and butt joints to separate creating air and water leaks as well as a way for insects to enter the home.
The other problem with cob blasting is it takes off a layer of wood and leaves a profile in the wood. Depending on how good the operator is will determine how much wood and how deep the profile will be. This is a harsh process but like the advantage of chemical stripping locates leaks, the profile left by the blasting creates a good “tooth” and porous surface to accept the new stain.
The next problem is “Mill Glaze.” This is the bi-product of the milling process in which the logs are run through fast turning blades that shape the logs and cuts the tongue and groove. These fast turning blades heat the wood and in turn draws the sap to the surface. After the sap cools, it forms a film or “glaze on the surface and prevents any stain from penetrating.
Don’t feel safe about DIY chimney inspection and live in New Hampshire and not more then thirty minutes from Ashland New Hampshire? Call Doc’s company, Mel’s Affordable Home Restoration, LLC, at 603-968-9608 for our standard inspection. If we find that you need a chimney sweep then the inspection fee is waived and the sweep only costs . Not a large fee to pay in order to save your family and home from disaster. Don’t know who to call for help and live outside of New Hampshire? Ask family and friends who they use. If that doesn’t work call your local fire department to see if they have any suggestions. Never bring a chimney person into your home unless you have excellent reviews from friends and family. A bad chimney person can be just as dangerous as a bad chimney.