Changes to the building codes relating to insulation may have caused difficulty for traditional log home manufacturers to meet the codes, but Timber Block’s insulated log home far exceeds the requirement for insulation in walls.

If you’ve been busy researching log homes, and log home companies, you likely heard the two words “building codes”. This is because building codes have been changing and will continue to change, which is putting a strain on those wanting to build a traditional log home. Traditional log homes, depending on the size of the log, can be as low as R5 or R6. In some states, or zones, the building codes are stating your home must be a minimum of R-19. Further to that, it’s likely those numbers are going to go even higher.

The higher the R rating, the more energy efficient your home is. Ray Venema is one of Timber Block’s dealers. He’s located in Trout Run, Pennsylvania, and in addition to being a Timber Block dealer, he is also the President of the Pennsylvania Builders Association. He says energy efficiency is one of the most important factors when building a new home. “Timber Block invested in the research and technology to make sure they exceeded building codes, while also providing homeowners with a beautiful home that is environmentally friendly, green and highly energy efficient.”

Building codes is certainly something you must take into consideration when building a new home. You want to protect your investment, and make sure your new home will meet the building codes of today and the future. Not only that, building a home with wall insulation as high as R30, will ensure thousands of dollars of savings in energy bills during the lifetime of your home.