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We are having a log house/cabin built. We’ve found the builder, and he builds with log siding or Satterwhite ”real” logs. This is all new to us. What are the advantages or disadvantages of both. Are real logs more cost efficent (heating and cooling)? As far as durability and maintenance… which is better? I guess my first question is would you go with log siding or real logs? And my second question is regarding the builder… he has been building for about 5 years. How can we make s

I would think that a log sided house would be more cost efficient to heat/cool. The disadvantage is that if you do not put log siding onthe interior as well, you will lose the appeal of a log house. You will have the same maintenance on either for the most part. As for the builder you should get references.

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