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What is the value of log construction to meet energy efficiency or other green standards? The logs would be locally sourced.

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We are just beginning to plan for a new home on land we own in Northwestern Montana. Logging and log home building are a big part of the economy in the local community. We are curious whether new materials and construction techniques are likely to outperform logs in creating a healthy, sustainable home.




 

 

We are just beginning to plan for a new home on land we own in Northwestern Montana. Logging and log home building are a big part of the economy in the local community. We are curious whether new materials and construction techniques are likely to outperform logs in creating a healthy, sustainable home.

Log cabins, popular for their rustic aesthetic, are only as energy efficient as the insulation that is installed behind the logs. Wood isn’t a particularly good insulator, having an R-value...



 

 

 
 
 

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