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Staining the back of log siding
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I am building a garage and installing log siding on it to match my log home.  I have been told to stain the back of the siding prior to installing.  I am guessing this is to protect the back side of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB on Thursday.

Window Dormer Issues

I need to replace the fascia boards on my gable window dormers. It appears they have been installed too close to the shingles and are rotting as a result. I also will need to replace a few pieces of…Continue

Started Jun 16, 2015

Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
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I need to strip Sikkens Cetol Stain off one side of my house. It was last applied about 6 years ago. I have been letting it weather intentionally hoping, it would come off easier. The person who…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guild Log and Timber Jun 9, 2015.

Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
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I recently noticed the seal on the side of my house where the log wall meets the chimneyshoulder (the transition area where the chimney tapers out wider for fireplace) has begunto fail. The are where…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Sep 6, 2013.

 

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CharisB replied to Mike's discussion Staining the back of log siding
"There are arguments both ways on this issue. Some say that staining the backside will protect the wood against rot if moisture gets behind the siding at all. Others say you'll trap too much moisture by "encapsulating" the wood on all…"
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Staining the back of log siding

I am building a garage and installing log siding on it to match my log home.  I have been told to stain the back of the siding prior to installing.  I am guessing this is to protect the back side of the wood from moisture.  Is this necessary?  I plan on installing wood lath to allow a 1/4" gap between the siding and the house wrap over that is installed over the sheathing. My house is log construction but on the upper portions of the gable ends near the peak of the roof it has log siding.  I…See More
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