Why Should You Own a Log Cabin?
Are you on the fence about owning a Log Cabin? At some point in the decision process, all Log Cabin owners considered the pros and cons of ownership. Unfortunately, it seems that too often all we hear about are the reasons we should “worry” about or “issues” we should be concerned with when owning a log cabin. In reality, there are many positive reasons why you should consider purchasing or building a Log Home/Cabin… Let’s talk about a few of them!
1) Energy Efficiency!
Log cabin homes are more energy efficient than “traditional” homes. Log cabin homes are uniquely designed to help you stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, thanks to the R-value of wood used in a properly built home. With proper sealing, you can have a super energy efficient home, saving 15 to 20 percent more energy over a conventional home.
2) They’re a Natural Fit!
Since the organic building material comes from nature, the resulting structures blend into the topography, rather than being awkwardly imposed onto it.
3) You Can Relax…
Log homes are often quieter than stick-built homes, thanks to the same thermal mass that provides energy efficiency and the sound deadening effects of wood walls.
There are a wide range of styles to choose from. Owners of Log Cabins can get their creative juices flowing and enjoy the rustic appeal their home provides. People are constantly looking for ways to differentiate their home, and make it more aesthetically pleasing. What better way to do that than build a beautiful log cabin home?
5) You Stay Ahead of Problems.
If you’re worried about mold, mildew or insect infestation, then a log and timber home offers clear advantages since you’ll be able to see anything untoward just by taking a stroll around your home and visually inspecting the logs. This quick detection leads to a less costly remedy. In contrast to a conventional home, the sealed wall cavities can be a hidden refuge for mold, mildew and insect infestation, which can cause far more damage before its detected. 888 Log Guys are experts in the repair or restoration of log cabin homes.
6) They Last a LONG Time
If there’s any question about the durability of log and timber structures, some still in use today in Europe and Russia have been standing almost a millennium. It’s an economical and long-term investment. There is a reason you can visit long cabin homes that have been around for centuries: they are built to last! Your log cabin home will be an asset you can hand down to younger generations.
Log cabins are a versatile property. Perhaps you don’t need a new home; you just need an extra property. If so, a log cabin could be the ideal place to retreat to when you seek quiet time and peace and tranquility. Additionally, it can be the place you go to enjoy nature, or the place you stay during a hunting excursion.
I think we can all agree that there aren’t many images we would consider more relaxing and peaceful then being curled up in front of a blazing fireplace in your very own log cabin!