Kit built log homes often use a style of log referred to as “cabin logs”. Cabin logs are cut flat on the top and the bottom. Kit homes became popular primarily because of the ease of construction and cost factors.
Over the years, Edmunds & Company has replaced many, many cabin logs because of some inherent problems that they present.
Give us a call if you have problems with your cabin logs. 715-373-5744
Two major issues that cause kit or cabin logs to rot
The “shelf effect” – a shelf is created when a smaller diameter log is placed on top of a larger one. The result is that the lower log stacks out further than the upper one. It is very common for rot to develop on these lower shelf areas.
Another problem with cabin log construction is that water can make its way into the interior of the home by sitting on the shelf and pooling to the inside. This is one of the reasons that these types of log homes usually need to be chinked or caulked.
Edmunds & Company replaces cabin logs as either half or whole logs, depending on the particular situation. Replacement logs are kiln-dried Western red cedar.