As the seasons of the year change, we tend to take steps that gear up for the harsh conditions that come with winter. Warmer coats, vehicle maintenance, home heating system services; but what about safeguarding your log home or log cabin?
Here are a few ways you can suitably construct your log cabin during winter.
Choose A Suitable Ground.
During winter there is increased precipitation that falls and log cabins become more susceptible to growth of fungus and molds as well as the general weathering. In order to fight these log cabin enemies, make sure that you decide on a building location with a well-drained terrain, set up a sufficient foundation and ensure that the natural vegetation and materials encircling your log cabin support proper drainage. Elements such as boulders, pebbles, stones and shrubs can help enhance proper drainage and protection.
Construct A Strong Roof.
During winter, there is continuous fall of snow that will accumulate on your roof. By building a strong roof top, your house will be able to withstand the weight and handle the stress. Local building codes can dictate how much loads of snow your roof can support without the possibility of falling. Hiring or working with a professional structural engineer will therefore help you ensure that your log cabin is safe.
Invest On The Right Windows.
Windows are the weakest link when it comes to home thermal shield. By choosing the right windows, sufficient amount of energy will be saved hence keeping your log cabin warm. Insulated window panels will also improve the performance of your windows in regards to energy conservation.
Insulate Your Log Cabin.
To keep your log cabin warm and save on energy bills, you should consider insulating your log cabin using top quality insulators. There are vast insulating materials including structural insulated panels, spray foam, fiberglass battery and wool that can help keep your log cabin warm during winter. Apart from insulating your cabin against the cold weather, fitting insulators on your log cabin will help prevent the buildup of ice and snow on your roof.
Construct Your Log Cabin In Between Tress Or Plant Trees Around.
Even though wind can be helpful in fighting moisture that falls during winter, it can sometime be unkind. Too much wind blowing over your log cabins will make the logs crack and chink. In order to prevent damages from wind, position your log cabin in a place where it is unlikely to be blown by wind. Consider planting trees around your log cabin for extra protection and always apply sealing and staining products.
Once you are done with all these, your home will be properly protected and you will have a lot of time to enjoy during the winter season. Constructing your log cabin in the right way will ensure that it lasts for a long time and allow you invest in other things that matter.