If you’ve been thinking about investing in a timber frame home or log cabin for your next construction project, you are likely already aware of some of the perks of this type of building style.

When creating your dream log home, there’s a lot to consider, from aesthetics to functionality; handcrafted log homes come with many decisions, each requiring expert craftsmanship for ideal results. In this article, we’ve simplified the type of siding best for a cedar log home so you can confidently move forward in your build, knowing that you’ve picked the best possible material for your circumstances.

Stucco Siding

Known for its abi,lity to breathe while also keeping unwanted moisture out, stucco is an excellent choice for those concerned with preserving the air quality of their family-owned home (from Better Homes & Gardens). Stucco is resistant to deterioration caused by fungi mildews, and mold and thus makes an excellent option for siding on log cabin homes. This material is also fire-resistant and may even improve the insurability of your property.

Stone Siding

Speaking of being fire-resistant, it doesn’t get much better than stone. This siding material is also known for boosting the resale value and curb appeal of a property with a sturdy and classic look that appeals to a wide demographic—just one of several reasons why log home manufacturers often recommend stone as a great compatible building material. Stone is also quite weather resistant and can improve the durability of your log home design, making it more impervious to natural disasters and regular wear and tear.

Wood Siding

Wood siding often gets a bad rap as being overly precious and fragile. However, if properly treated, wood siding can last years, adding a marketable look to a finished luxury log home. In fact, when sealed appropriately against rain, wood siding can last for decades while fitting seamlessly into the aesthetic of most modern log home plans. This can help put your home on the map should you ever decide to move or build another quality log home.

Avoid Fiber Concrete

While it can seem like fiber concrete is a bulletproof material, it is generally not a good fit for post and beam construction. Homeowners should be aware that fiber concrete can move with fluctuations in weather and also requires harsh chemicals that can be dangerous to inhale. Especially for those looking for green construction materials, fiber concrete is not the best choice for your new home. Fiber concrete is not energy efficient in the long run and is taxing to install (via Progressive Foam).

Invest in Hardwood Mall Custom Homes

When it comes to siding materials, you get what you pay for—so it is best to opt for high-quality materials that reflect the aesthetic and tactical approach to the building process for your chosen custom design. With natural and relatively renewable materials like wood at your disposal, choosing protective siding for your log cabin home will improve the look and feel of your place and protect your investment for many years to come.

For more on what Hardwood Mall can do for you, contact us today to learn about our log cabin kits produced with the highest quality materials curated by our award-winning designer—or read our recent article on the top five reasons to go with a quality post and beam house design!