This is the standard in every Timber Block log home, at no additional cost. The
The bigger the number, the better the insulation effectiveness. In heat and cold, R-value helps to reduce energy costs/consumption.
insulation exceeds all new and proposed State Building Codes relating to insulation and is typically more than 4x the level of insulation of some traditional log homes.
The "R" word use to be one that was avoided in the decision process of a log home but due to the change in building codes, R values is now an integral and mandatory part of the building process especially with a log home. Consult a Timber Block dealer or "Contact Us" to learn how R values will not only help you to reduce your energy efficiency (both in northern and southern climates) but also maintain the value of your home.
In combination with Timber Block's R-30 insulation, the "seal" of Timber Block's homes provide an exceptional
The seal of the home in combination with the insulation. No gaps, leaks or air infiltration is crticial to the Thermal Envelope.
. An exceptional thermal envelope will help to reduce energy consumption and to provide a comfortable and stable environment inside your home.
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Realize your log home dream in hours, not weeks. Timber Block's unique building system allows for your exterior walls to be assembled on site in hours not weeks or months, which alleviates the home owner of the frustration and cost due to time required in standard log stacking used by conventional log homes.
Timber Block's exterior walls are pre-finished on the outside and inside as well, saving further time on finishing your log home after the walls are raised.
The biggest advantage, of course, is the savings realized from the reduction in man hours spent on the dry-in stage. Most Timber Block homes are
Dried-in is the exterior of the home finished with roof, windows, doors and foundation (of course). Once the dried-in stage is complete, you can begin work on the interior of the home and lock your doors.
within a few days (including the roof, windows and doors). In less than a week, you can lock the doors to your home.
GENUINE STACKED LOG CONSTRUCTION.
A true stacked log home building technique combined with its trade marked "Dove Tail Groove" panel joints, both of which can be applied to any of Timber Block's standard or custom designs. Timber Block's fully insulated log construction offers superior insulation (R-30 walls) with the convenience of stacked log construction to bring you the true splendor of a log home.
Timber Block's unique stacking process happens inside our factory to ensure each wall is properly assembled and straight before leaving the factory. Each log is stacked and glued together utilizing a premium adhesive and a thru-bolt system secures the connection of the logs throughout the panel. These two methods provide a seamless seal and increased structural integrity.
Quality is the number one goal at Timber Block, and by controlling the process inside the state of the art facility, and utilizing precision equipment in the process to ensure your dream arrives to the your expectation (and Timber Block's).
NO SETTLING OR CHECKING
Two words quite often talked about in the log home industry and two common problems with a traditional log home. You will often find
The shrinking of a log due to moisture escaping. Log homes that settle can often have problems with windows, doors, interior stairs, etc. and quite often, maintenance will be required.
Cracking of the wood or log as it dries.
as quite common terminology on many log home companies materials or website. Many log homes compensate for "settling" or the shrinking of the logs after the log home is constructed. The wall settling will cause the walls to move and you have to compensate for the shrinking of the walls over the life of your log home.
Our wood, which is dried to an ideal 8-10% moisture content, combined with our patented assembly design, eliminates the risk of settling and checking associated with most traditional log homes. These two benefits help to protect your investment. A typical kiln-dried log's moisture content is 15% or higher, the core of the log (cant) may contain a much higher moisture percentage depending on the diameter of the log and by the drying method used by the manufacturer.
Your home is one of the biggest investments you'll make in both time and money. Make sure you are protecting that investment. Why spend hours on maintenance? Worried that the logs of your log home may settle (result of moisture release from log) or settle un-even due to the affects of the sun? South facing walls settling more than the north facing walls?
THEIR METHOD...LED TO OUR SOLUTION
Timber Block homes are built to withstand harsh environments, from extreme cold to extreme heat. Timber Block's system will not shrink, expand, warp or check (crack) like a typical full log home.
A typical log home will settle as the wood loses its moisture content. Gaps are left between the logs and the windows or doors to ensure these items remain functional or don't break during the log homes settling process. These 'gaps' allow for air to infiltrate the home and lower the homes energy efficiency.
As a traditional log home settles, not only are the windows and doors at functional risk from the wood moving, but other elements such as stairs may have to be adjusted during the life of your home.
Environmentally friendly R-30 insulation for optimum energy efficiency. Superior thermal envelope. Utilizes 60% less wood than standard logs, allowing the use of the remaining wood for other components. Fewer
Poor insulators that allow heat or cold to flow through the wall. IE - a wood 2x4 running from the exterior to interior of the wall structure. Regardless of insulation around the 2x4, the bridge must be eliminated for better insulating properties.
, leaks and
Air infiltration can allow convective flow or condensation formation - both of which degrade the performance of the material. Cold or hot air can infiltrate your home, reducing the energy efficiency.
Buildings which use zero net energy and carbon emissions annually. Even if on the power system grid, the home should use as much energy as it generates per year.
or Passive? We can deliver a home that will help you to reduce your energy bills, if not almost eliminate them. Imagine living in a home with little energy costs. An energy efficient home needs a superior thermal envelope and of course, great insulation. Find out why Timber Block is an important element of building "Green". Consult Timber Block and let us put one of our "Green" partners to work for you on finding you the right solution and help you choose the right "Green" additions to your Timber Block home.
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