The Energy Performance of Log and Timber Homes White Paper

The main principle behind energy efficiency of a house is air tightness of the whole structure. EcoHouseMart log homes are warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer because the logs fit together precisely, creating a snug barrier to air infiltration. Our log homes can be even more energy efficient than typically built stick frame homes. According to the Log Homes Council, part of the National Association of Home Builders, the thermal mass of logs radiate the warmth they collect during the day in the winter back into the house in the evening, Conversely the logs radiate the coolness they collect during the night in the summer back into the house during the next day.

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Note: Due to differences in personal preferences and requirements, the following items are not included in our packages: foundation, basement support post, any masonry items, plumbing and heating materials, electrical materials, kitchen cabinets or countertops, finish flooring, stains or finishes, roof insulation for log packages, nails, and miscellaneous items, such as flashing and vents.

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