Gable Flashing On End Of Log Home

This photo is of the master bedroom wing of the Bear Creek Plan. If you look closely at the gable end where the logs end and the 1×10 beveled Western Red Cedar starts you will see a brown horizontal line. This line is the gable flashing. Most commonly our log homes are constructed by stacking solid log up to the top of the walls. Then the gable end of the cabin is framed and covered with log siding, wood siding, or cedar shakes. Framing the gable end of the cabin limits shrinkage. To prevent moisture from laying on the logs where the solid log ends and the gable framing begins, gable flashing is installed.  Cowboy Log Homes

Album: Handcrafted Log Home Pictures
Date: July 19th, 2010