Did you know, that 55% of the heat will be lost through the roof and floor?
If your construction project gathering the momentum now, you should start planning to your log house insulation. A well-insulated log house is not only a roof or floor. The most effective way is to protect the walls as well. As living in NSW you know, that during the year we have chilly periods and if you want to enjoy them in a warm place – have a look at what we have to say!
How to insulate your cabin correctly?
Insulating your log home could be achieved by three methods:
- External insulating (Chinking);
- Roof insulation;
- Floor insulation;
If you‘re our customer and had bought log house from us, one of the steps you don‘t need as we took care of that for you – all our DIY log homes have free floor insulation.
What is chinking? Do I need that?
Chinking is a flexible sealant that is used to seal the joints of log homes. Usually, no matter what type of log home you have, every expert suggests you use it for extra protection from elements and it is for energy efficiency.
Do you really need this? It is not necessary, but with this investment, you are going to give extra years to live in your log cabin and have a warmer place when it‘s cold.
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Insulating has few methods, depending on the gap between logs. If you have a gap wider than 25“ probably you need to use a backer rod. They provide a surface for the chinking to bond to. Keep in mind, that we are writing about log houses when you build yourself. Our logs perfectly fit so our customer will need just a minor of chinking and usually it is enough to seal it from inside.
More about chinking you could find in this video
When it comes to insulating the roof of your log cabin, you have many options available. It looks easy to decide right? Not so fast..
Usually, people want that rustic feeling interior with high roof and rafters to be visible inside. Insulating your roof internally will remove this perspective and probably you will end up with a ceiling board. However, there are few solutions and probably better to think about efficiency rather „how the roof will look like“.
Rock wool or sheep wool is usually used for insulating log homes. It is not a hard task – everything starts with measuring your rafter‘s depth and width. It‘s a really friendly DIY process until you don‘t use insulation from fiberglass. If so, just handle that with care.
Anyway, our team is always ready to do that job for you, so our customers can relax and enjoy the moment! After fitting all insulation in the cavity, cladding should start. Cladding must be purchased pre-finished in forms: Tongue and grove cladding, waney edge, feather edge, shiplap.