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The Dynamics of Weathering for Round Logs, Square Logs and Log Siding
The profile of the logs has a significant impact on the weathering characteristics of a wall. The effect of sunlight and the weather on round logs is altogether different than on square logs or flat, vertical siding.

Is the Clear Topcoat Really Necessary?
When talking about wood stains, one question that is frequently put to our customer service representatives is "Is a topcoat really necessary?" Actually a more accurate question would be, "Is a topcoat worth the extra cost and effort to apply?"

Rather than giving a simple answer we will discuss the benefits of topcoats and let you decide after you read this.

Log Checks - To Seal or Not to Seal?
Every homeowner has found checks in the logs at one time or another. Checks are those longitudinal splits that appear as logs lose their moisture. While you may like or dislike checks, they are a part of the character of wood. Some species of wood are more susceptible to checking than others. This susceptibility comes from the different rate at which wood shrinks in its own geometry. Because wood dries out from the surface, the wood at the surface shrinks faster than the wood further down in the core.

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