Past Questions and Answers

 


Do you have log repair knowledge as well? Post your remarks after our answer! Just click VIEW ANSWER now!

Please browse the category questions and answers as a form of your question has likely been asked in the past.  If you can't find your answer, The Log Doctor is here to answer any question you may have regarding the repair and restoration of your log home or cabin.  If you are not a do-it-yourself kind of person, please contact us and put all our knowledge and experience to work for you!

 

Question:


Thinking of purchasing a log home. Great place, one of us just isn't real fond of log.I wanted to know whether board and batten siding could be put over log siding (26 year old log siding) and I really want to sheetrock the inside as well. I'm assuming if either is a possibility that the walls would have to be furred out first, inside and out??? Thanks, Susan












Answer:

Why put board and batten on the outside and still have the same maintenance? If you are going to cover it then go with Hardy Plank siding on the exterior for ease of maintenance. Yes on the fur stripping.

Add your Feedback to this question

Use the form below to post your comments to this question and answer.

  Name:
  Email:
  Question:
(500 characters max)
   

Posted By Tim
8/26/2014
I have a cedar log home. The logs are tongue and grove, 3 1/2" x 6" (slightly rounded). What would one suggest is the best process and products for siding the exterior of the home for added insulation, UV & mold/rot resistance? Is it necessary to chink the gaps to 'smooth' out the wall and install house warp or can one just attach fur strips and put on new 'hardy plank'? Could one just attach stucco mesh to the existing logs and stucco without any substructure?