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Hi, should we avoid buying a 1980 NC log home because of the cheap interior panelling? The outside looks good, but we're afraid of the panelling hiding mold or damage that an inspector can't see.

We could just see the logs behind it in the cutout for the hearth, so if they did insulate they didn't do a good job. No leak marks are visible on the ceiling and the roof looks good, as does the exterior chinking. Why would anyone put in cheap panelling if it wasn't for insulation? Could that t

Answer:

It sounds like they may be hiding water marks from previous leaking. You may get them to remove some of it for an inspector.

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