Extremely well. Modern insulation is designed to create small air pockets which is actually what keeps your house warm. Logs are mostly air when seen under a microscope. Without sap and water inside the cell structure, the log becomes a very large insulation unit. The department of energy gives logs a rating R1.41 per inch. Our logs range from 12 to 16 inches in diameter which gives your walls an average R value of 19.74! Typical 2x4 walls in an average stick framed home are R13.
We treat our logs with a natural non toxic mixture of borax. This treatment prevents any wood damaging insects from entering your home. It also stops mold and fungi growth
What you see in magazines and publications are what's known as kit homes. They're lumber cut to look like logs but are actually 6 inch thick dimensional lumber. These so called logs are then stacked and bolted together giving the appearance of a log home.
Absolutely. You can modernize the inside of your home as much or as little as you like. We can turn your home into an ultra modern or rustic home depending on your taste. We've found that a balance somewhere in the middle works best for most people.
The only portion of your home build that we call for assistance with is drilling your well. After it's drilled we do the rest of the plumbing.
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