Log Home Natural Insulation

 

All logs are natural insulators. Solid log walls (either full or insulated) store heat and don't lose their coolness as quickly as conventionally built walls. Insulating ability is most often measured in terms of "R-Value" - the resistance to heat flow. The higher the "R-Value," the greater the insulating power.

In a log home, "R-Value" factors combined with thermal mass (a term that describes the insulating effect of air trapped within a log...) create an insulation barrier that's warmer in cold weather and cooler in hot.

Your log home is perfected the insulated wall system called "Ultra-R" for their line of homes. Ultra-R logs are sawn with a flat side and spiked to a conventional wall of 2" x 6" studs. A full 6 inches of fiberglass insulation is installed in the walls for a "R-30" rating.

So, whether you choose a full log or half log, you can be assured your home will be fully insulated regardless of the elements outside!