Log Home Restoration
In addition to new construction builds, we also enjoy restoring antique or heirloom homes and cabins. This often entails replacing old rotted logs. Media blasting a weathered or outdated dark-stained (or painted) home, is a great way to rejuvenate and update.
Depending on the condition of your home, restoration begins with the removal and replacement of rotted logs. If the logs are weathered and in need of staining, media blasting has proven to be the most thorough process in preparing your home for the application of stain/clear coat. If the logs have never been stained, media blasting is not usually needed.
Applying products like Sashco’s CPR or “X-180 Weathered Wood Restorer” and then pressure washing is another effective way to prepare your home for staining. Check out the image galleries below that features several of the homes we have enjoyed restoring.
A porch or roofline extension will enhance the beauty of your home as well as add protection to any logs which are excessively exposed to sun and rain. There is no “typical” restoration, the options are limitless!
If you have any questions, give us a call at the Office (406) 847-2316
or Nelson on his cell (406) 529-7664
The transformation of this home was amazing! The homeowners were interested in a contemporary, but unique look, and they found it! After media blasting the exterior siding and log work, our team palm-sanded, grinded and buffed in preparation for the Autumn Aspen stain. Pro-grade black paint was used on the fascia, trim and purlins, which contrasted beautifully with the stain. On the interior, an existing round log beam was replaced with new timber-frame beams, adding beauty and structural integrity. The interior log work was prepped, stained and chinked as well!
More Pictures to Come!
This log home was stained and chinked in July 2020 in Libby, MT. This was a new construction project that we were asked to put the finishing touches on! The homeowners went with a Weathered Wood & Chestnut stain finish, which ended with phenomenal results!
“Upon retirement we had a lovely small log home built and our log provider recommended Sashco products for staining and chinking. After talking to Nick in Denver who was great help he suggested we go with Montana Specialty Log Homes out of Heron Montana. Nelson Troyer came and met with us and listened to what we wanted. We ended up with great contrast and a beautiful home. We left the inside natural color and stained the beams dark as well as the door frames. Went with black windows and dark window trim outside. Thank you so much for an amazing experience.”
This log home was restored in June 2020 somewhere in Montana 🙂 …. this home was already in good shape, but the owners asked us to clean, restain and rechink to extend the life, longevity and integrity of this beautiful log home. Check out the results!
Watkins Addition + Restoration
David and Amy reached out to us for an addition on their existing log home as well as restoration work. Check out these pictures to see our work from the demolition phase all the way to a job well done! Next up for the Watkins: a complete makeover to their Pool Room 🙂
Hungry Horse, MT
ROT REPLACEMENT – Done right! If you’re in need of Log Restoration or Replacement, please don’t hesitate to call and get on our schedule for 2020!
Kendall Historic Restoration
This building was constructed in 1908! The first order of business was to media blast, removing the old stain. Next, rotten logs were replaced & concrete chink was removed. Grinding, osborne and palm sanding followed to create a perfect surface for the new Chestnut stain. Clear coat was applied and Mortar White color chinking was installed, resulting in a stunning transformation!
Greg Voyles Restoration
Jarod & Amy Glick
Martha Ball Corner Restoration
Shown here is a small local restoration job we did in the fall of 2014. The rotten logs shown in the photos were the result of a poor roof design and lack of overhang, causing water to run onto the corner of the house. We cut out the portion of the logs that were rotting and replaced them with new cedar logs. To finish the restoration, we sealed everything up by chinking both the interior and exterior of the newly replaced logs.
Ashley Lake Restoration
Here we are stripping an 80-yr-old heirloom log cabin in the summer of 2013. We began scribing/fitting all the logs together for the heirloom log cabin as well as the logs for a 28′ by 33′ log home addition. The new design is shown in the plan below. Most of the assembly was done at our Log Yard in Heron, MT. What a transformation!
This is a photo gallery featuring a restoration job for Charles and Nancy Bean of Troy, ID. This cabin is about 30 years old and some of the south-facing logs were rotted out due to excessive exposure to rain and sun. The rain had run down the large bay window and rotted out the logs beneath the window as well as the subfloor. There were also some logs with up-facing cracks to the left of the bay window that had rotted from the inside out. We replaced the large bay window with a patio door. In addition to that and replacing the rotten logs, we also added a 12′ covered porch to help prevent further excessive exposure to rain and sun. The entire job went very quickly. We started on Monday, October 14, 2013 and were finished on Saturday, October 19.
Jim Marshall Restoration
This gallery features the latest restoration job. This job, located in Trout Creek, MT, is for Jim Marshall and Dawn Robanske. We media blasted the log walls, soffit, fascia, and structural posts. After that, we stained what we had stripped with “Natural” color Transformation Stain®, a Sashco® product. The stripping is shown in progress and completed, and the last several pictures feature the completed staining job as well. We even have a short video showing the blasting process.