Advantages of Log Home Construction
Log houses are structure made of logs of different shapes and sizes. Milled or handcrafted logs are used in the construction of the buildings, the logs can be vertical, rounded, square or in different shapes. People used logs of different plants depending on the climate of the area. 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. Moreover, people in Europe, Balkans and the Alps use the logs of the coniferous trees are also used to construct 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 following are the main methods of constructing log houses. 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.
It is believed that constructing log homes comes with a number of benefits both to the owner and to the environment at large. Furthermore, the logs used to build the houses are renewable resource, therefore the building will have a solid green lineage. If you want your house to last for many years, then log constructions are ideal for you. The logs provide good thermal insulation in the home; therefore, one does not need to install an additional heating system. Log homes are safe during stormy weather. If you are staying in a cold area, then you need to construct a log house 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. Besides, constructing 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. It is vital to use high quality materials as well as to employ experienced professionals to build it.