No need to wonder Tod...they fail miserably.
Originally Posted by tod evans
As you know I just replaced the old log siding on my house with cedar shingles. In a way it was a good thing I shingled the old and new sections of the house. In the old section water got behind the log siding around the windows. It was not bad on the gable ends of the house, but on when all the rain ran down the walls from off the roof, it rotted the OSB sheathing right out. I was luckily as it was just starting to get to the studs. A few more years and I would have had to replace studs too. In my case I just ran a skillsaw down the whole length of the house and replaced the bottom 4 feet of sheathing.
The sad part is, the log siding was only 10 years old. It does not take long to kill OSB with water thats for sure.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"