Benefits of Building a Log Home
Log houses are structure made of logs of different shapes and sizes. The logs used in the construction may be squared, round or designed in different shapes, either handcrafted or milled. The weather condition of an area plays a vital role on the type of log to use in the construction. For instance, coniferous trees, such as pine and spruce are widely used in large areas of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia and the Baltic States since they are widely available in those regions. Besides, regions of Europe, Balkans and the Alps also use the coniferous trees to construct their buildings. In the warmer regions of Europe, the logs of deciduous trees are widely used to construct buildings. The main categories of milled logs include D-shaped logs, square logs, full-round logs, and Swedish Cope logs. The types of milled logs have different features, for instance, D-shaped logs are flat inside and round on the outside, while the full-round milled logs are fully round inside and out, unlike the Swedish cope logs that are round inside and out, with a half-moon-shaped groove on the bottom. The universally accepted methods of constructing log houses include the following. The main methods include the Scandinavian Full-Scribe is naturally-shaped, smoothly-peeled logs which are scribed and custom-fitted to one another while the In the flat-on-flat method, logs are flattened on the top and bottom and then stacked, however, Milled log houses are built with a groove system that assists in aligning one log to another and creates a system to seal out the elements.
The following are the advantages of construction log and timber homes. Furthermore, the logs used to build the houses are renewable resource, therefore the building will have a solid green lineage. The log houses are also long lasting. Furthermore, when you construct a log house, you do not have to incur cost in installing heating system since the timber itself provides good thermo insulation. Log homes are safe during stormy weather. Log house are considered better for people living in cold regions since the log walls are able to collect and store the sun’s energy during the day, then radiate it back into the home in the evening. Quite often, people do find that building a log house to be more expensive especially when they hear the number of logs that are required, however, the building of a log cabin is no more expensive than the building of a brick house, furthermore, it is faster to build the log home hence the building expenses will be less. Using high quality materials as well as employing experienced professionals to build your log house are key factors that will make it to last for many years.