Deciding between DIY and professional restoration depends on factors like budget, time, expertise, and the complexity of the restoration needed. Some homeowners prefer a hybrid approach, handling simpler tasks themselves while hiring professionals for more intricate or critical aspects. Here are a few pros and cons of both.

DIY Log Home Restoration:
  1. Cost Savings: Doing it yourself can save money on labor costs.
  2. Personal Satisfaction: It can be fulfilling to work on your home and see the results of your efforts.
  3. Flexibility and Control: You have control over the pace, materials, and techniques used.
  4. Learning Experience: Offers an opportunity to learn new skills and gain hands-on experience.
  1. Time-Consuming: DIY projects often take longer due to learning curves and time constraints.
  2. Skill and Knowledge Requirements: Lack of expertise might lead to mistakes that could be costly to rectify.
  3. Potential for Errors: Mistakes in restoration could affect the home’s integrity and aesthetics.
  4. Limited Access to Professional Tools and Materials: Professionals might have access to higher-quality materials and specialized tools.
Professional Log Home Restoration:
  1. Expertise and Experience: Professionals have specialized knowledge and experience in log home restoration.
  2. Time Efficiency: They work efficiently due to experience, completing the project faster.
  3. Quality Workmanship: Professionals are likely to deliver high-quality results.
  4. Access to Resources: They have access to better materials, tools, and equipment.
  1. Cost: Hiring professionals can be more expensive due to labor and service fees.
  2. Less Personal Control: Limited involvement in the process compared to a DIY project.
  3. Finding Reliable Contractors: Difficulty in finding trustworthy and skilled professionals.


Log home repairs differ from traditional stick homes and can be more difficult to repair on your own. If you opt to use a professional, be sure you are working with a company that has proven experience and expertise in this very specialized niche. The team at 888 Log Guys have over 20 years’ experience in the repair and restoration of log homes. Take a look at our photo transformation gallery for some examples of our work.