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Why People Think Homes Are A Good Idea

Written on June 3, 2017   By   in Employment

Benefits of Having a Log Home Choosing a timber frame log home is definitely more than just the idea of connecting with mother-nature and its rustic ambiance. There is much more than just the artistic taste one gets that even well-meaning prospective owners might not be aware of, and the reason why it is important to spell out in order to develop in them a more thorough appreciation of this choice – when compared to the conventional construction of either stick or brick homes. Since bricks are not attacked by termites and other insects who seek after wood, then people have the impression that it is the most durable construction material to use. These wood boring insects do not really get attracted to large quantities of wood. And, added to that, the logs being used for log homes are air or kiln dried logs which are sent through profiling machines, and insects don’t really get attracted to these dry logs. There are timber houses still standing in Europe for 800 years now and in Russia there is a log made church that has been there for more than 1700 years. Another benefit, aside from not being attractive to termites and other boring insects, is that they are load bearing and has a locking system that is much better than brick houses, and so there are countless stories of log or timber homes being able to withstand the worst hurricanes because of this. With log homes, the walls of the house bear the weight above them and it is not like conventional construction where posts bear the load, and with this you have a really solid mass that strong winds will have a hard time to break. Other than that, during hurricanes, falling trees that land on this load bearing walls would hardly crash this solid mass other than knocking them loose or dislodging them, but when they are interlocked to form a solid equilateral side, it is hard to displace them.
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Provided the home is sealed properly, you can have a super energy efficient home that goes beyond what building codes call for. A great advantage of building a log or timber home today is that they are fifteen to twenty percent more energy efficient than conventionally constructed homes. No need to insulate them which will wear out after a few years and the inconvenience of replacing them altogether since with log or timber, as long as your wall last your built-in insulation is on board.
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Custom built home logs made with 8 to 10 inch logs will be more expensive than building a 2×4 framed home with vinyl siding. There is labor savings in building log homes since logs pile up faster. Think how much carpentry is involve in constructing a conventional home, think what other material is necessary to succeed in achieving them compared to simply filing them up one-by-one.