Project Description

Wavy Cedar Siding – Product Information

The Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12″ Concrete Log Sidings are infused with REAL Montana Hand-hewn Logs, with real broad-axe marks and textures.

Artisinal hand-hewing is a painstaking task, but very beneficial in stacking and sealing the frontier log home.  The Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12″ Concrete Log Siding empowers modern homes to benefit from 21st-century construction and insulation technologies.

All Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12″ Concrete Log Sidings have three forms of internal bracing, creating a very strong and stable concrete panel:

  • Polyiso Insulation Board laminated into the back of each board
  • Three layers of fiberglass roving cloth throughout the boards
  • Steel Gussets throughout the back channel of the boards

We offer our Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12″ Log Sidings in five colors: Natural, Weathered Wood, Golden Brown, Light Brown, and Dark Brown. All sidings and trims are suitable for interior and exterior applications.

The Better Than Logs™ Hand-hewn 12″ Log Siding is available with the chink flange (WF) and without the chink flange (NF). When ordering the Hand hewn 12″ Log Siding, both options are available. The chink joint may range from 0″ to 3+”, entirely up to your needs.  Corner Options for the Better Than Logs Hand-hewn 12″ Siding includes:

  • End-tailings: create a “dove-tail” type corner trim
  • Straight Trim: resembles vertical 2″ x 6″ (CTR6) and 2″ x 8″ (CTR8) hand-hewn trim boards
  • Window and Door Trims include: 2″ x 6″ (CTR6) and 2″ x 8″ (CTR8) hewn timbers
  • WC10
  • CTS8
  • CTS6
  • CTS4
  • Custom Curved Window Trims
  • WC10
  • CTS8
  • CTS6
  • CTS4
  • Custom Curved Window Trims
  • WC10
  • CTS8
  • CTS6
  • CTS4
  • Custom Curved Window Trims

Product installation is very simple. All boards are to be drilled and screwed in place on the structure. The Trims are installed first, then the main Siding boards are installed. The sealant is used throughout the installation for weatherproofing.

Once the installation is complete, the major joints are sealed, chinked, and finished.

Typical product lead time is 12-16 weeks, shorter if we have available inventory.

For the installation, we offer color matched BTL Sealant Caulking (5 colors), BTL Chinking (8 colors), and BTL Installation Hardware.

A great deal of engineering design, manufacturing materials, and manufacturing labor initially go into our products so that you, the customer, are required to do little to no maintenance on your exterior siding for the life of your home.

Additionally, Better Than Logs™ products include a “Limited Lifetime Warranty” on our product’s structure and coloring. Our warranty ensures that your project will continue to look great for many years to come.

We manufacture, sell and ship directly from the factory in Drummond, Montana. We can ship throughout the continental USA and the world.

We also have access to experienced and trustworthy Contractors, Builders, and Installers in many areas of the country that can accomplish the installation if preferred.

All products ship stained and ready for installation. No additional surface sealants are required. All products are maintenance free.

AVAILABLE COLORS

Grey Weathered

Natural

Golden Brown

Light Brown

Classic Brown

Weathered Brown

Dark Brown