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LOG & CABIN HOMES

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PROS

  • Provides owner with a comforting sense of informality, simplicity and security.
  • Can be built to comply with any building code.
  • The wall mass provides heating and cooling benefits.
  • Reduced noise transmission.
  • Log homes have a record of surviving natural disasters better than framed houses:
    • A log home was the only beachfront home in Carolina to remain standing after Hurricane Hugo,
    • Florida log homes managed to survive the winds of Hurricane Andrew, with only minor damages,
    • Log homes were among the few dwellings that escaped major damage during a California earthquake,
    • Log home survived a flood in Vermont, by floating down river after its foundation had been undercut by flood waters.

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