Advantages of Buying Your Log Home in Canada

If you are living in the US and exploring options for building a new log home or cabin, now is a great time for you to consider purchasing one from British Columbia, Canada. You may be wondering what the benefits are for purchasing across the border compared to buying one locally—great question!

There are a number of advantages of buying your log home in Canada, but we want to share the top two with you:Read more

How Are Log Homes Insulated?

Log House gasket 1This may not come as a surprise but not every log home is built the same. So to ensure you home is well insulated there are some key things you will want to talk about as your home is being built.

The timber for your log home should be carefully chosen for durability, aesthetics, and R-Value (resistance to heat flow). The higher the R-Value is, the better insulating the wood. Softwoods like cedar, pine and fir provide better insulation than hardwood. Logs are able to store heat throughout the day and release it through the cooler night, requiring less energy to heat your home and creating a very warm and cozy feeling at night. The heat storage quality of log walls creates a fluctuating R-Value, though it is generally a little lower on average than in traditionally built walls, log homes can provide better insulation in some climates than your conventionally framed home.Read more

How Energy Efficient are Log Homes?

Perhaps you are considering a log house for your family home or as a vacation retreat. One of the questions that we are often asked is are log homes energy efficient?  Log homes tend to be known for having that comfortable, warm homey feeling but you want to make sure that it isn’t going to break the bank for you to heat it. So there are a couple of things that you will want to consider.

The energy efficiency of your finished log home will depend on the building materials, actual log diameter, the thickness of the framed walls, and the size and location of your structure. Read more