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Log Home construction and benefits

If you have always loved log homes, you may be pleasantly surprised to know that log homes out perform standard stick built homes in energy efficiency up to more than 15 percent. When one is building a log home they should make use of logs, which are eight inches thick in order to achieve maxim efficiency.

Energy efficiency is not the only benefit one will receive when living in a log home. Log homes have the ability to act as a great sound proofer. The log home has dense wood, which limits the amount of sound transmission. Thus a log home offers a quite and peaceful living environment.

When it comes to fire safety, standard sticks built houses are in greater danger of burning down than log homes. When one has a log built home, the logs have a natural resistance and insulation when it comes to the rate at which flames can burn through the home. Log homes are the number one choice for fire safety according to the LHC.

When a person decides to build a log home, they will have a home which is practically maintenance free. To assure the most maintenance free home possible, be sure your kit or contractor is using kiln dried logs (or preferrably standing dead timber) . In addition the exterior logs of the home must be treated with a water-sealing product after they are constructed into the home. Also it is important the one use products, which will help the wood retain its original color if they do not desire the wood to turn gray over a period of time.

Log cabins may have traditional interior walls or rough unfinished walls, as well as log interior walls. In addition, most log homes have screened in porches and fireplaces, as well as lofts. When one owns a log home they generally are wishing to reflect the times of the old world era. However, one can build a log home which is very modern on the inside.

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