I've looked back in the B&M forum through Aug '08 and have not seen any discussion at all regarding cypress logs for a log home. My wife and I plan to select and build a log home in NE North Carolina, just below the Tidewater area of Virginia, beginning in 2011. We already have the land, and while we will be building above the flood plain, the sandiness of the soil will be an issue, and termites are definitely in the area. I've been told by one company that there is no need for the extra bug and rot resistence of cypress because of all the new treatments available. Another company says in their advertising that cypress is the most durable in this environment.
Do any of the manufacturers, builders, or owners in this forum have experience with cypress both in the building phase and over the long term as far as maintenance and upkeep are concerned? What are the things we must make sure of during the building process, and is cypress more or less expensive to maintain?
We look forward to building our log retirement home, and we want it to last.
I look forward to your responses. Bob T.
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