Can you replace log siding?

Most log siding is usually 1.5 – 2″ thick. So if the plan is to remove some of the rot and fit the log siding over that area, you typically cannot remove all of the rotted wood because all that you have to put back in its place is siding that is only 1.5 – 2” thick.

How do you repair a rotted log house?

How to Repair Log Rot

  1. Make a vertical cut on either side of the soft spot to the depth of the soft wood.
  2. Then use a coal or vibrating chisel and hog out the rotted wood until you reach solid sound wood.
  3. Level out the area to a flat surface.
  4. Coat the area with Shellguard RTU (borate) to prevent further expansion of rot.

How do you restore a log home exterior?

4 Steps to Refinishing Your Log Home:

  1. Step 1: Inspect Your Home for Necessary Repairs. Water damage or rot.
  2. Step 2: Clean the Logs. You will want to clean the logs of dust and stains, but avoid using chlorine bleach.
  3. Step 3: Stain and Finish the Logs.
  4. Step 4: Seal the Logs.

Can you cover the exterior of a log home?

It can be a time consuming and in some cases very expensive. While I would never want to see beautiful logs get covered up with siding, I will say that it is possible to cover the logs with siding. Having said that, there are a few things that you might want to think about.

How do you repair old wood siding?

Painting and Repairing Old Wood Siding—Step-By-Step

  1. Remove the old siding. Carefully use a pry bar to remove the siding.
  2. Add house wrap.
  3. Now strip the old paint.
  4. Next glue any cracks at the ends of the boards.
  5. Patch surface holes with an exterior wood filler.
  6. Caulk cracks.
  7. Sand.
  8. Nail any loose boards.

How do you repair a log cabin wall?

Dry rot in log cabin walls is generally treated by three methods….Treatment of Dry Rot of Log Cabin Walls

  1. If only a few logs are affected, they may be replaced by cutting out the logs and inserting new ones.
  2. Another repair procedure is to treat the decayed logs with an epoxy or petrifying compound.

What material is used between logs in a log cabin?

In short, chinking is the material which is placed between the logs of a log home. Chinking is to logs as mortar is to bricks. Chinking is a flexible material used to fill gaps where logs don’t meet completely. Essentially, chinking a log home will ensure logs which don’t fit together perfectly have a nice seal.

Can you put vinyl siding on a log home?

Framing the exterior of this log cabin with furring strips to make a flat, even surface for installing the vinyl siding. Framing out an even surface for installing the vinyl siding. The furring strips are fastened directly to the log cabin siding.

Should I repair or replace wood siding?

How to Repair Wood Siding: Replace rotted siding

  1. Evaluate the boards. Decide which boards need replacing and where to make your cuts.
  2. Cut the nails.
  3. Make the first cut with a circular saw.
  4. Finish the cut with a sharp utility knife.
  5. Pry off the rotted boards.
  6. Install the new boards.

How much does it cost to put new wood siding on a house?

Average cost: $9,000 – $18,750 Natural wood siding installations cost $6 to $12 per square foot on average. The national average to install wood siding on a 1,500 square foot home would fall just above $13,500 at about $9 per square foot.

What should I use to fill cracks in log cabin?

Apply a good quality, siliconized latex caulk (not pure silicon) into the check, bringing it out close, but not even with the surface of the log. Skim off the excess caulking with your finger or a putty knife, making sure the caulking makes a strong, consistent contact with the top and bottom of the crack.

How do you seal cracks in a log cabin?

How do you fill gaps in wood siding?

Epoxies work well for rotted wood or wood with larger holes, but not for cracked or split wood siding. As the wood siding contracts and expands from moisture give-and-take, the hardened filler will pop out. Flexible caulk is the best product to use on cracked or split siding, but not just any caulk will work.

Can you stucco over a log home?

Historically, wood has been a popular choice for finishing the exterior of timber frame homes. But depending on the style and location of a house, various masonry materials, such as brick and stone, are equally appropriate, as is stucco.

How can we help restore your log home?

We’re here to help restore your log home! We can match new logs with the existing logs using the same method and presision as the original construction. A properly caulked or chinked log home will be much more efficient to heat and cool. Choosing the right stain can be one of the most important decisions to make with your log home.

How do I replace the siding on my house?

When you replace the boards, use a homemade “reveal set” jig to match the reveal of the existing siding. The courses should overlap by at least 1 in. Replace siding by working from the bottom up (you might need a helper here). Attach the siding with 10d galvanized box nails driven into the overlap at least 1/2 in. above the bottom edge.

What is the best way to clean a log home?

We prefer to corn cob blast old finishes off since it is a dry process and superior to power washing and chemical strippers. American Log Restoration can help you maintain and preserver your log home or cabin with the best methods, tools and products available.

What are some common problems with a log home?

Paint used on the logs instead of a quality log home finish/stain. Exterior faucets that are drilled through logs. The porch is not attached to the bottom log instead of spaced properly to allow for water drainage. Interior leaks and poor plumbing jobs.

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