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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


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.

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Posted By Tim
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?