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Question:


I am building a home with 8 inch round Alaska Yellow Cedar T&G logs with 3 foot roof over hang. Winter will be here as I finish the roof. Can I wait till next summer to stain and caulk the logs? What is the minimum to do before winter? Logs have many exterior checks. and log flat surface, including T&G ,is only 2 inches wide.

Answer:

You should apply a good glycol based borate treatment before winter. Do not fill the checks unless they are running into a window, door or corner and allowing wind, water or bug to the interior. You may have to use some Wood ReNew or PS100 next spring to bring the color back. They are made by Perma Chink.

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