Do Log Cabins Need Insulation?

Do Log Cabins Need Insulation?

Regardless of the season, it’s important for your home to be well insulated. However, every log cabin is different depending on the type of wood and materials used. There are many different ways a timber home could be insulated. The Natural Logs Often, the wood that...

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Are Log Cabins Prone to Fire?

Are Log Cabins Prone to Fire?

Many believe that because log cabins are made of wood that they are prone to fires. However, this is not the case. In fact, log homes are far safer than many standard types of house frames. What makes them more safe? Why are Log Homes safer than traditional frame...

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3 Tips for Picking the Right Floor Plan

3 Tips for Picking the Right Floor Plan

There seems to be an endless sea of choices to make when building your own home. Which floor plan to choose is one of the most important of those choices. Why are you building? What do you need in the house? Which layout would work best for you, your family, and/or...

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Going Off-Grid with Small Cabin Kits

Going Off-Grid with Small Cabin Kits

Whether you’re wanting to live a minimalist lifestyle, want a second home deep in nature, or need sporadic hunting cabins for comfort during hunting season, building a tiny cabin is a great way to go off-grid and connect with nature. Why should you build a small...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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