One of the best, and easiest ways (especially in a full log structure) to add more thermal resistance (r-value) to a structure is to increase it in the foundation level. Typically, the majority of... Read More.
Now that we’ve gotten our wall and roof assemblies together and insulated them, it’s time to seal the home and apply the air and vapor retarders. Air and vapor retarders are sometimes referred to ... Read More.
Insulation is a key player in the creation of the thermal envelope, and will be the focus of discussion for part two of this series.
For half log construction, the thermal envelope does not diffe... Read More.
You have probably heard much talk lately regarding the energy performance of homes across the nation. Designers and builders alike face increasing challenges achieving compliance with the ever c... Read More.