Mommy Katie: Top Considerations Before Purchasing A Log Cabin

Friday, August 18, 2017

Top Considerations Before Purchasing A Log Cabin


There seems to be a popular idea that a log cabin is something people build when they want to live a more self-sufficient life out in the country. Certainly, a beautifully built log cabin is a sight to behold, but before you jump right into buying a cabin, here are a few things you ought to consider.

Why Should You Buy a Log Cabin?

These cabins evoke a feeling of country-style and class, or even just going back to the basics. But, here are a few advantages to owning one:

·         Aesthetics – Of course, looks alone are not the only reason to buy log cabins in the UK or in your local area, it is still an important element for many people. A well-crafted cabin is a piece of art that should complement your home and be enjoyed for years to come.

·         Energy efficiency – What are you going to use your cabin for? The nature of logs certainly offers energy efficiency, and the cabins tend to stay cooler in summer and warmer in winter, making it super-cosy as little garden getaways, hobby rooms, or offices.

·         Longevity – You’re going to want your cabin to last a long time. The longevity of logs, fortunately, speaks for itself.

·         Weather resistance – A properly sealed and looked after log cabin will be able to withstand horrible storms and other inclement weather. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear of cabins still standing after earthquakes or harsh wind storms. If you live somewhere that gets the brunt of the weather, a log cabin is perfect for your garden.

A Few More Things to Consider

·         Maintenance – Just like any building, the cabins require regular maintenance to ensure that they remain structurally sound. Typically, you will need to reseal the exterior every three to five years. You will also need to insulate against the logs settling and they tend to shrink over time.

·         Susceptible to pestsTraditional log cabins are susceptible to insect damage if prevention is not taken.

·         Electrical considerations – Traditional framing is not typically used with log construction, so setting up electricity to the cabin may be tricky. You may want to hire an electrician to do this for you.

·         Insulation – Cabins tend to lack natural insulation, so be sure to discuss your concerns and the build of the cabin before buying it.

Log cabins are certainly a dream for many homeowners. Just like any construction, it is important to consider the pros and cons before you buy one and ensure it is the right fit for your garden and your lifestyle.


3 comments:

Tami Vollenweider said...

We had friends many years ago who owned a Log Cabin House! We had talked about maybe building onw too! Didn't know they were good on the electricity bill!

Maryann D. said...

I always thought that log cabins were cute! It would be nice to own one in a nice location.
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tabetha vinzant said...

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