The Log Blog by Appalachian Log Structures

BIOLOGY OF A LOG HOME

Posted on Wed, Oct 12, 2011 @ 03:37 PM

log home cell structure

 

Craig Wilger, Certified Building Biology Environmental  Consultant and Chemical/Environmental Engineer wrote the following after a visit to our log home model in Ripley, WV.

Briefly, the aspects of log homes that make them so attractive are as follows: 

1.   They incorporate in large part, natural and unadulterated building materials from a renewable source that is many times, very near to the building site.
2.   Wood by its nature is "hygroscopic" meaning it has the ability to absorb moisture and then release it to the indoor environment, thus providing an even relative humidity for the occupants - a health promoting property.
3.   The natural wood surfaces minimizes the adsorption of ionic charges in the air thus making them available to remove particulates by agglomeration and increasing the absorption of oxygen into the blood (negative ions particularly).
4.   The thermal mass of a log home retains heat and thus provides a relatively stable indoor temperature.
5.   Wood has good sound absorbing properties and a pleasing natural     appearance and color.
6.   Log structures have relatively good thermal insulation properties.
7.   The transmission of natural earth and cosmic radiations that human beings have evolved under are disturbed to a lesser degree by natural wood materials.
8.   Wood materials are recyclable and therefore ecologically sound.
 

"Aside from these very positive aspects of the log homes you provide, they simply look and feel terrific!  That alone is very uplifting to the entire human being and promotes optimal health. The additional fact that your company pressure treats the logs with a borate solution makes them pest and mold resistant and more fire resistant as well."  Environmentally friendly and a beautiful natural appearance. Everything a new home should provide for a lifetime of memories.

Tags: log homes, log cabin kits, log home cabins

July is National Log Cabin Month - Let's Celebrate!

Posted on Wed, Jul 13, 2011 @ 09:00 AM

log cabin home monthFor a home with its heritage in the past, today’s log homes are light years away from the rustic one room log cabin of Abe Lincoln’s era. The antiquated vision of the 1800s log cabin reflected the hardships of life on the North American frontier. Today this vision has been replaced with modern log homes that are architecturally aesthetic, energy efficient, and provide all the conveniences that are available in other types of housing. Log homes represent a lifestyle that reflects warmth,comfort, security, relaxation, family, and the love of nature. Log home enthusiasts come from all walks of life, but share a common attraction to these enduring attributes. With a variety of log profiles, corners styles, and log home floor plans, and packaging, building a log home to meet your needs is easier today than ever before.

To celebrate our nation’s love affair with log homes, July 2011 is being heralded as National Log Cabin Month by Log Home Living and County’s Best Cabins magazines. Appalachian Log Structures is joining the celebration to honor the vital role that log cabins have played in American history by offering a promotion to all log home enthusiasts. We invite you to visit our website at www.applog.com to learn more. Feel free to contact one of our log home consultants to help guide you thru the process of owning your own part of this great American tradition.

Tags: log cabin home, log cabin kits, log home cabins, log home floor plans

LOG HOME BLOG - COMING SOON

Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 @ 01:31 PM

Welcome to our new log home website. We are working on some great information to post on our blog and are excited to share it with you. The purpose of this blog will be to provide current tips and trends in log home construction including:

  • Designing a log cabin floor plan to meet your needs
  • Financing a log home
  • Building a log home and the construction process
  • Maintaining a beautiful log home
  • Pictures! Pictures! and more Pictures!

So check back soon and we will keep you posted on Facebook and Twitter!log home under construction

Tags: log home, log home cabins, log home kits