Perlins are roof support members that protrude out of the gable ends of a log home and support the roof structure. In any house they are important – in a log house they are of particular importance.
Many times these logs are left extending beyond the roofline for aesthetic reasons and this is the primary cause of decay. While rot can happen to a perlin or ridgepole that is tucked under the roofline, it is much more likely to happen to a log exposed directly to rain and snow.
To fix this problem, it is often necessary to splice in a new perlin end. At other times, the log end can simply be trimmed back, which gets rid of enough rot to suffice. It is recommended that the fresh wood be treated with a borate treatment after the rot is removed in order to ensure against future rot.
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