Rotten logs because of no flashing: What’s up with that? Sometimes log homes either lack flashing in vulnerable areas or have been flashed improperly. When flashing is properly done, it helps to protect surrounding logs from being exposed to too much moisture. Too much moisture can lead to rot; rot can attract wood boring insects such as carpenter ants.
Watch this video to learn more about rotten logs and carpenter ants.
What areas of your log home should you pay attention to regarding flashing? Check around windows, doors, where rooflines meet the logs, chimneys, where decks attach to log walls, and where any log walls connect with other walls or surfaces. These are vulnerable areas and should be checked routinely for signs of rot.
Not sure if your log home or cabin may have issues related to improper flashing? Contact us and we can take a look. 715-373-5744