5 Essential Log Home Building Tips

This article is a 2010 update to the original white paper written in 2003 by an indepenedent consulant to the Log Home Council (LHC), which is a part of the National Association of American Home Builders (NAHB). The updated report concluded that the original report performed as the basis for this paper remains valid today. It indicated that in most U.S. climates there are proven benefits of thermal mass ( using a wall’s heat capacity ) to control and reduce annual heating and cooling energy demand.


Log Homes Energy Efficiency

The energy efficiency of your log, timber frame or conventionally built home is of paramount importance to your budget and the environment. A number of years ago the Department of Energy (DOE) commissioned a study of the “Energy Efficiency of Log Homes” and this PDF document is a short synopsis if the results



Log Home Roofs – Commonly Asked Questions

One of the most important investments you will make for your log or timber home is the maintenance or replacement of your roof. John Anderson with Severe Weather Roofing and Restoration in Denver, Colorado provides answers to some commonly asked questions.