My business is located in Ellijay and we specialize in log home repair and restoration. I have adjusted many homes in the area and that could take care of the problem. Some times a log sticking out could cause some issues with the weather but other times it is just the character of the logs- every tree is different and has different grain patterns that age in different ways.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. I always give free estimates and on-site evaluations and I should be able to tell right away if it would cause a problem. I would be happy to come out whenever is convenient for you and your agent.
Check out some photos on my website for the last log home restoration project I completed.
I'm not sure what you meant by logs 'sticking out'. Logs should have what is called a drip edge where the the bottom edge of a log hangs out or lips over the log beneath it to allow water to drip off and not run into the joint below it. If the upper edge of a log sticks out where water can collect on it and run back into the joint, there is the potential for the logs to eventually rot. A house which is 24 years old should have mature logs that should not need adjustment assuming the house was built with adjustment capability. Not all log homes are built with adjustment systems.
Log homes do need periodic staining to keep the logs in good condition. Frequency will depend entirely on the location and orientation of the home with sun and weather exposure. If the home is chinked, that will have to be maintained also.
Ultimately if you are not comfortable with the information you have received fully answering your question, do consult a log expert. If there is anyway I can help you further, please contact me.
By the way, I do love my Full Log home.
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