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Log Home Durability

Log Home Durability

Many people are convinced bricks, masonry, or block-built homes offer the most durability when it comes to building their home. These methods of building involve rocks, which many believe to be secure in construction. Despite these common beliefs, immense force can...
What is Log Chinking?

What is Log Chinking?

The exterior of a log cabin is created out of two central visible components: the logs and the chinking. The chinking is the flexible insulating sealant you see between each log. The main purpose of log chinking is to keep air and water from infiltrating your home...
The Handcrafted Quality of a Full Round Log Home

The Handcrafted Quality of a Full Round Log Home

When it comes to the aesthetics and build quality of a log home, there is a history behind the craftsmanship that is still used to this day. Many of the historic wood homes in the United States come from Scandinavian construction that was brought to the Americas in...
The R-Value of Wood

The R-Value of Wood

In a log home, the wood helps provide some insulation. Wood’s thermal resistance or resistance to heat flow is measured by its R-value. The higher the R-value, the more thermal resistance. The R-value for wood ranges between 1.41 per inch (2.54 cm) for most...

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