Why do many people own or wish to own a log home instead of a conventionally constructed home? Here are some of the reasons log home construction is highly valued:
Some of the oldest occupied structures in North America are log buildings, demonstrating their fundamental durability. They are sturdy and stand up well to the elements. Modern technologies have made log homes even more long lasting.
Log homes are the fastest growing segment of the custom built home real estate market. As such, a log home is likely to appreciate in value. Log homes are generally custom built, with superior craftmanship, which also contributes to higher resale value.
Log homes are constructed of natural and renewable materials that are inherently more environmentally friendly than processed lumber in construction.
Log homes, with their thick, solid wood construction, have been proven to be energy efficient, able to keep heat out in the summer and heat in in the winter.
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Easy to Maintain
Traditionally built homes have sealed, hollow walls, making it difficult to detect things like mould, mildew, insects or other unwanted problems. The log home construction makes it easy to inspect your home for problems – just walk around the house and check the condition of the logs.
The solid logs make an excellent sound barrier, blocking outside noises, and also sounds from room to room.