Wood houses mean prestigious, eco-friendly and healthy home. Wood is a durable building material. Properly notched and maintained houses can stand centuries. There are 600-700 years’ houses still standing in Lithuania, Scandinavian countries and Siberia. Wood house, built in accordance with modern technologies, will be eco-friendly, cosy and durable.
Healthy living environment and ecology
Wood is a natural, human healthy and eco friendly material. It is healthy to live in a wood house, as softwood used for wood house building is Resin remaining in softwood logs positively impacts on the respiratory tract and lungs of people living in such homes. It is established that warm and natural wood colour positively influences state of mind, soothes nervous system in people and creates friendly conditions for recreation. There is no dust in log homes. Electrostatic properties of wood do not let static electric power, the reason of the formation of dust, to accumulate in the rooms. A lot of dust in the rooms can cause allergies. Therefore, people suffering from allergy are recommended to live in log homes. 120-150 and more years of age.
Natural air humidity and microclimate
Wood houses keep natural humidity balance inside the house. If indoor humidity level increases, timber walls start “drinking” it. If it is too dry, wood will bring the absorbed moisture back. This way, humidity inside a log houses will always remain the same as it is outside. Contrary to other types of houses, the weather does not become dry in log homes. Logs feature to accumulate excessive moisture and to return it, helps to keep the optimal room temperature. Log homes breathe, and that is why there is no need to have air-conditioning systems, as natural ventilation works through the walls.
Thermal performance of wood houses
Logs have high heat storage capacity. Wooden walls store warmth and gradually distribute it in all room. If you touch wood, it is never cold and its surface temperature is similar to that of a room temperature. This conditions comfort inside a house. That is why it will be warm in a log home even in the biggest frost. Log homes warm up sooner and retain warmth longer compared to brick houses.
Due to the mentioned thermal properties of wood, log homes are cool in hot seasons. Log homes are a perfect solution in hot-climate regions.