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How well insulated is a Classic Log Cabin?

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How well insulated is a Classic Log Cabin?

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A standard eight inch log has a base R value of 16, however when you consider the thermal mass property of the wood material, you arrive at a much higher number. Remember that cold is the absence of heat. A log wall absorbs heat and stays heated even after the heat source is gone. Then it radiates that heat back into the room. (Fiberglass insulation doesn’t do that very well) When our eight inch log home is compared to a frame home with fiberglass insulation, our log home has the equivalent of R-25 in the walls! In addition to R-25 in the walls, a Classic Log Cabin has more than R-30 in the floors and roofs! The roofs and floors are made with structural insulated panels (SIP). Our SIPs have eight inches of foam which give us the R-30. The roofs are then covered with shingles on the outside and 1×6 tongue and grove knotty pine on the ceiling side. All in all the Classic Log Cabins are very well insulated, more than most site built homes!

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