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Can I improve the energy efficiency of my log cabin by adding foam insulation and drywall to the inside of exterior walls?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 03, 2012 01:01 AM
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I have purchased an 800 sq ft log cabin in Missouri as a weekend home. The old paneling has been torn down and currently the furring strips remain over the exposed timbers. I asked my contractor to have these removed, but he suggests that for energy efficiency--especially for use in the winter-- I should install insulation and drywall over the furring strips. The walls are about 4 inch thick 6 inch tall timbers. But I was concerned that this would prevent the log walls from having their thermal effect, and compromise their natural energy efficiency. Who is right? Thank you for your help! 




 

 

I have purchased an 800 sq ft log cabin in Missouri as a weekend home. The old paneling has been torn down and currently the furring strips remain over the exposed timbers. I asked my contractor to have these removed, but he suggests that for energy efficiency--especially for use in the winter-- I should install insulation and drywall over the furring strips. The walls are about 4 inch thick 6 inch tall timbers. But I was concerned that this would prevent the log walls from having their thermal effect, and compromise their natural energy efficiency. Who is right? Thank you for your help! 

Dear John,

While you may wish to leave the logs exposed for aesthetic reasons, there is no reason to leave them exposed to save energy. Log cabins are not particularly energy...



 

 

 
 
 

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