The owners of this Kent, Washington log home were experiencing problems associated with high weather exposure due primarily to inadequate roof overhangs. The width of the balcony was reduced to provide greater protection from the elements. A sloped, waterproof membrane was applied, directing water to a full length gutter for removal. The log railings were replaced with a painted metal version to minimize long-term maintenance.
Below, at the Dining nook, the space was enlarged with a bay window option. A large roof was created as a protective canopy and a stone veneer was applied to prevent further water damage from deck splash. Finally, the French door set at the Living room was replaced with a larger 4-panel unit with two, middle, sliding panels.