What is Board and Batten Siding?

When it comes to siding, homeowners and contractors have several different options available for a home or commercial building. There are a handful of siding materials that are most commonly used, including brick, stucco, vinyl siding, log siding, and board and batten.

How to Prepare Your Log Home for Winter

With the seasons changing, log home owners need to brace themselves for the harsh winter months ahead. This time of year tends to bring a lot of precipitation, and the freezing conditions can be especially hard on log homes.

Air Vs. Kiln-Dried Logs: Which is Better?

Every log home starts with a freshly cut tree. These “green” logs, as they’re called, look and feel wet and contain lots of moisture. In order for the wood to be ready to be used for siding, railing, staircases, or trusses, it needs time to dry out, so it’s stable in size and grade.

These 5 Rooms Look Great with Log Siding

Think log siding is just for the exterior of your cabin? Think again. Installing log siding indoors can help create a natural lodge look throughout your home that complements your exterior siding. Not to mention, log siding is easy to install and maintain. Here are some popular places we’ve seen homeowners install interior log siding.

Smooth vs. Hewn Log Siding

The texture of your log siding is important for creating the right look when manufacturing log siding, beams, joists, and trusses. Logs can have two different textures: hand-hewn (or hewn) and smooth.

6 Log Home Maintenance Tips

Ready to do some spring cleaning around your log cabin? Maintaining log siding is easier if you dedicate a weekend once a year to cleaning the wood around your log home.