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Energy Performance of Log & Timber Homes

Thanks to thermal mass, log and timber homes stay warm in winter and cool in summer.

Thanks to thermal mass, log and timber homes stay warm in winter and cool in summer.

Energy Performance of Log and Timber Homes
Thanks to the physical characteristics of logs, when you build your new home you can watch your energy bills go down, which really adds up. Log homes are able to achieve excellent energy efficiency, thanks to “thermal mass,” a natural property in the logs that helps keep inside temperatures comfortable in all seasons. This enables log and timber homes to stay cool in summer and warm in winter.

Indeed, in studies by the Department of Energy and performed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, log and timber homes were found to outperform other forms of construction. Read all about it in the white paper, the Energy Performance of Log and Timber Homes, newly updated for 2016!
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