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Hi,my name is jamie from georgia i wont to build a home framed with 2x6, but i wont to make it look like a log cabin.I have been reading ask the doctor and i see alot of people have problems with logs rotting and paneling on the inside turning yellow.My questions are first what is the best half log siding to use, and what is the best way to keep it up, and for the wood paneling on the inside what causes it to turn and does the fire place really crack the wood.I would also like to have small

Answer:

Most log home companies make half log siding. The thicker the better and adds more value to your home. Water flow from the roof is the major factor in rot. Rain gutters are a must. Water splash on lower roofs, decks and railings cause the most rot problems. The discoloration inside is caused from the wood darkening naturally over time and UV coming through windows. You can apply a UV blocker for the stain inside to help a little.

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