Log siding used on the exterior and interior walls is stable and durable in any climate. Your home built with this material can stand up to the elements from high to low humidity and hot to cold climates. Knotty pine is the most popular and cost-efficient while white cedar is the most moisture resistant.

Log homeowners are pleased to discover that log siding provides these six advantages:

  • It simulates costly full logs quite well
  • Log siding provides structural soundness
  • It offers interior wall versatility
  • Log siding is lower cost than full logs
  • Homes are faster and easier to build
  • Skilled homeowners can help construct homes

Log Siding Home Advantages Include Simulating Costly Full Logs

Log Siding Home AdvantagesKnotty pine and white cedar can simulate costly full logs on the exterior and interior walls. Full round or squared logs raise the overall cost of home construction in these ways:

  • Full logs are expensive because of their size and forming process
  • They require specialized builders that raise the cost
  • Cranes and crane operators are necessary to place large logs
  • It typically takes longer to schedule the beginning day of construction
  • Weather can play a critical factor in the delivery of logs and construction

Make it easier on yourself by building with pine or cedar log siding and enjoy all their benefits.

Log Siding Home Advantages: Structural Soundness

Using log siding, especially Premier D-log, creates almost as much structural integrity as using full logs at much less cost. This material is secured to the walls with long sturdy screws and provides rigidity to the walls all around the house. The siding mounts on conventional wall framing that saves time, labor, and money.

Log siding is sturdier and more durable than vinyl, aluminum, and many metals. These materials can scratch and dent easily which make them more difficult to repair and restore. You simply cannot go wrong with quarter, half, or premier D-log siding for homes and cabins.

Advantages of a Log Siding Home Include Interior Wall Versatility

Another advantage that log siding enjoys over full logs is the versatility of using different materials on the interior walls. You can choose from these products secured to the inside walls:

  • Knotty pine paneling  
  • Pegboard
  • Knotty cedar paneling
  • Lath and plaster
  • Painted drywall
  • Bamboo
  • Brick or stone
  • Combination of materials
  • Metal – natural or painted

If you don’t want to stray too far away from the traditional log look, consider either log siding or wood paneling for the interior walls.

“Your home built with this material can stand up to the elements  from high to low humidity and hot to cold climates.”

Log Siding Home Advantages: Lower Cost Than Full Logs

We’ve already mentioned a little about the cost of full logs. With our current economy’s rising prices, full round and square logs may be priced out of range for most people. The additional cost of notching or cutting tongues and grooves in full logs is costly. Log siding is still available are fair prices for excellent hand-inspected products. Skilled labor for building full log homes is in short supply right now and you can expect to pay higher prices for it.

Your Home Is Faster and Easier to Build

Material and labor costs are not the only considerations in building a log home. Log siding goes up faster and easier than full logs because it is secured to conventional framing. There are no lifting heavy, dangerous full logs into place. Two people can install siding, and in many cases, one person can mount one piece at a time.

Just start with the log trims around doors and windows on the exterior walls and begin a bottom row of siding. Screw it into place and you move on horizontally and cut the end piece to length. Start the second row by tapping each piece into place. Once finished, stain and seal the entire exterior of your home. You can also order pre-finished siding and log trim to make the work go faster.

Skilled Homeowners Can Participate in the Building Process

If you are into handyman work and know your way around woodworking tools, you can install some, most, or all the log siding yourself. It just requires some planning, sharp tools, and safety practices. Speed it up even more by letting a friend or family member lend a hand.

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