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Insulating your log cabin - a great investment!

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Insulating your home has been a crucial part of maintaining your home for a while now. Recently it has become increasingly popular to go green and take care of the planet! One of the main concerns for homeowners is reducing their heating costs and spending the least amount possible on bills. An insulated house makes sure that your energy bills will stay low.

In this entry we are going to talk about insulating a log cabin which is a topic not often touched upon.

Insulated log cabins are amongst the most energy-efficient houses out there. Furthermore, insulating your log cabin reduces carbon dioxide emissions, which are a major greenhouse gas. Insulation will help retain heat in the winter and keep your cabin cool in the summer, which may reduce your energy costs on heating and cooling by a whole 40%!

Wood and logs are very good at storing heat, unlike stone or block walls. During the day, logs will store heat up to the temperature which is inside the cabin, and when night comes it will radiate warmth to keep it cozier throughout the night. Because of this, log cabins can be used all-year-round.

It is important to insulate your log cabin to reduce condensation in it. Moisture will try to escape from the cabin, especially in the winter through cracks and splits. Once moisture comes into contact with cold air, it will condensate and cause mold in the cabin. Insulation keeps the moisture at the same level and makes sure that it does not come in contact with the outside, protecting your cabin from condensation.

Insulation does not require maintenance! Unlike heaters or coolers which require a certain level of maintenance no matter what, once you install insulation, that is it, it will serve your home for as long as it is there.

An insulated log cabin might seem like it is a lot more expensive than a regular one, and most people get scared of the price. However, the reality is that the insulation pays for itself in 5-6 years and then saves you a lot more in the years to come, ensuring that you are always cozy in your cabin.

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