Benefits of Building a Log Home
A log house is a dwelling that is constructed using logs. Milled or handcrafted logs are used in the construction of the buildings, the logs can be vertical, rounded, square or in different shapes. The choice of the type of log to use depends on the area and the environmental condition. Logs from , 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. On the other hand, deciduous trees are widely used in warmer and more westerly regions of Europe to construct houses. The following are the main types of milled logs, they include D-shaped logs, square logs, full-round logs, as well as Swedish Cope logs. The D-shaped logs, for instance, 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 logs houses are constructed using different approaches. 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. Besides, the trees are renewable resource implying that there will be effective circulation of air over the entire life of the home. Buildings made from wooden logs of strong trees are 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. The building and taking care of a log house seems to be expensive when one first hear all the numbers, 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. However, it is recommended that when building a log house, use high quality materials as well as to employ experienced professionals to build it.