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Proving the Energy Benefits of Log Homes

Testing has shown that though the R-value of a log is technically low, log homes are energy efficient. Read on to learn about the energy benefits of log homes.

By Rob Pickett


The log home industry has always been challenged when the question of energy efficiency is raised. Wood conducts heat, but it does not perform in the same way insulation products do. Yet the ongoing message from log home owners is that their homes are warm, comfortable and more energy efficient than expected.

The Log and Timber Homes Council (LTHC), part of the National Association of Home Builders, is focused on proving that these experiences are real, not just perceived.

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