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Log Repair and Replacement

As with any exposed surface, log homes will start to show signs of wear. The three most common enemies of wood are: UV damage, insect infestation and excessive moisture. Exposure to these vices are usually from vegetation too close to the house, exposure to water runoff, snow buildup and harmful UV rays. Once water or sun damage occurs, the logs begin to break down, providing the perfect habitat for insects.

The replacement process — modern homes to cabins from the 1800s.

Replacing damaged logs requires a high level of detail, from identifying and treating what caused the impairment, to matching the exact species of wood to ensure a proper match. We blend new stain shades for a flawless finish and treat with Borate solution to prevent any further insect infestation.

In addition to aesthetics, replacing logs in an existing structure requires technical carpentry and structural skill. Our team must properly align new logs, especially in load-bearing walls, and near windows and doors. We’ve reinstalled windows, doors, decks and porches, taking care to not only maintain and improve the appearance of your home, but reinforcing its structure as well.

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From start to finish, Ryan and his men were professional in every sense of the word. Hard working, knowledgable, friendly, respectful of our home and surrounding gardens. Just an easy group to work with. We couldn’t be happier with the job they did and highly recommend them. Our home looks fabulous and the chinking of the logs has had a positive impact on our heating bill.
Ted and Anne Castle - Charlotte, VT

Ryan and his entire High Country Restoration team were wonderful! He worked closely with us to solve a number of complex problems and to develop a suitable repair timeframe. The entire work team was not only highly skilled, but friendly and well mannered. There were no unanswered questions and Ryan made great suggestions. We could not be happier with how our home looks and we know it is structurally sound.
Carol and Tim Merrihew - Tupper Lake, NY

We couldn't believe the transformation of our old log home in Vermont after High Country Restoration completed the job....our home turned from old to new like it was just built.
Francis and Marilyn - VT

The cabin was black with age. We hired HCR based upon your expertise and were thrilled with the results. The cabin looks like it was built last week not years ago.
Nancy and Les - VT


High Country Restoration did a superb job restoring my Connecticut log home to pristine condition. They repaired the chinking throughout the house and applied a rich honey colored stain which made our 20 year old home look like new.
B. P., CT

This spring we had High Country Restoration blast, treat, stain and caulk our log home in Central Vermont. Built in 1986 with logs cut from the property, the home had great character with knots and cambium, but after thirty years of sun and rain the logs needed help. There were places where we could see daylight between the logs, and others with bad sun bleaching. In other areas the logs were stained different colors. Ryan McDonald and his crew came when scheduled, and in two short weeks the job was done. There were never any delays, and when they were done, the detritus was quickly cleaned up. The final result was spectacular as evidenced by the compliments of everyone who everyone who comes up the driveway. For anyone who wants to restore their log home that needs to its original beauty, I highly recommend that they get in touch with High Country Restoration. You will not be disappointed.
Dan - Central Vermont

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