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Wall Leaks
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Hello everyone. Our log home was built in 2010 and there is one large (our largest) exposed wall that leaks through the log checks during wind-driven rains. We have had the house sealed and stained…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB May 23.

 

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CharisB replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"This is just a reminder of how much I like this forum. People willing to help, so strings attached. It's great! --- Charis"
May 23
Chris Wood replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Just sent sketch to clarify awning suggestion."
May 22
Carlos B replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Hi Chris, I just sent you my email address and a picture of the wall facing the opposite direction as you suggested.  Many thanks!!! Carlos"
May 21
shanny replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Also....my awning pitch is the same as Chris said 3.5 / 12."
May 17
shanny replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"My awning roof just almost  butts up against my siding.  I have 2' overhangs on the rake, and the distance between the awning and the rake overhang is not that great, so there is really no problem with rain etc. My porches are…"
May 17
Chris Wood replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"What is your email and I'll send you a sketch of the porch awning concept you can share with your two local builder/carpenters?  I'll assume a 22' gable end length and 3.5 : 12 porch shed roof pitch for now.  If you had a…"
May 17
Carlos B replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Hi Chris.  This is something we actually considered and we brought a contractor to give us an estimate.  However, for some reason he seemed concerned about the weight of the extended roof awning and was worried about the location of the…"
May 16
Carlos B replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Thanks, Shanny. I like your idea but I'm concerned that the naturally curved surface of my D logs might make it a little difficult to achieve a tight seal.  Your walls are flat so that may not be a problem for you.  If you have a…"
May 16
shanny replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"I forgot to mention, on the porch,  we used clear roof panels above the windows which lets a lot of light into the hopme.  Worked out very nice.  Not traditional, but worked."
May 1
shanny replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Porches are awesome. They really protect your logs, and in snow country almost no shoveling snow off decks.  :) I have a lot of porch, and I built an awning over the garage door which keeps the rain off the cedar door. I used scrap leftover…"
May 1
Chris Wood replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Looks like extending the shed porch roof awning and gutter across that wall would do wonders to keep rain off the logs.  Even if only 36" coverage, it would help.  Using diagonal braces on either side of window would help support and…"
May 1
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Looks like time for a log home restoration.  The steps will include: media blasting to remove old finishes followed by osborne brushing stain with a multi coat high quality finish caulk all log joints / checks (cracks) in logs inside and…"
Apr 30
Donald Parsons replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Hi Carlos - the leaks are probably not the checks, it's more than likely in a joint, corner or where the logs transitions to log siding.  A simple solution is to take your water hose and start in the lower right hand corner of the wall.…"
Apr 18
CharisB replied to Carlos B's discussion Wall Leaks
"Hi, Carlos. I'd suggest you have a thermographic imaging of the home done. This will help pinpoint where the leaks are happening and help you seal the right areas. Your local energy provider probably knows of a few contractors who can do that…"
Apr 18
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Wall Leaks

Hello everyone. Our log home was built in 2010 and there is one large (our largest) exposed wall that leaks through the log checks during wind-driven rains. We have had the house sealed and stained twice in 7 years (other than the original stain). While it has helped, we still have the problem every time we get wind-driven horizontal rain. We have resorted to filling all the checks we can get to with log caulk which has helped greatly, but we know it is just a temporary solution and it becomes…See More
Apr 17

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