Apart from Being the Most Beautiful, These Log Homes Are Also the Most Environmentally Friendly

There are so many things to love about this Log Home 53, from the large logs used in the build to the dormers and peaked roof. When you think of a log cabin or log home, this is the type of home that comes to mind. It's a beautiful, solid and warm build that you wouldn't mind coming home to every day. Log homes and log cabins have been around for centuries, so we've had a lot of time to make them better and better over the years. One thing that hasn't changed a whole lot, is that they are made out of logs, the difference might be in the way the wood is seasoned and dried, but other than that the type of wood used depends on the location and what sort of look you are going for. Log homes are typically made out of coniferous trees because they grow tall and straight. That is why you will see log homes that have been built for hundreds of years in areas like Sweden, Finland, Norway, Russia and the Baltic States where coniferous trees like pine and spruce are plentiful.

You will also find lots of coniferous trees in Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada. That is where the log home company that built this log home is located. The log home company has been building log homes since 1973; that is a lot of years of log home building experience. One thing that is important to consider when you purchase a log home is to make sure the company gets their logs from sustainably managed forests, to ensure that there are trees for our future generations. Log homes and log cabins are typically one of the most environmental homes you can choose if the company that builds them is environmentally responsible.

Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia are all about giving back to the forests where they get their trees, as they know that their livelihood depends on it, but also, that future generations rely on it. It is up to our generation to conserve and preserve the forests and their natural beauty and protect our ecosystems. So once the trees for their log homes are harvested, the crews go back into the logged areas and conduct reforestation by using trees that are native to the area, trees like Western Red Cedar.With each year more than 200 million seedlings planted in British Columbia, and 650 million throughout Canada. They make it their responsibility to help maintain the forests, which provide the raw materials for which their business is built upon, and they are committed to the stewardship of Canadas natural resources.

The use of wood helps to create log homes and log structures that are energy efficient, ecologically sound, architecturally beautiful and durable. Wood that comes from well-managed forests is an excellent environmental choice. Log home builders and home buyers all over the world are realizing that a wood structure is a comfortable, healthy, has lower energy consumption, and has better overall performance.The use of more wood for construction is a natural and easy way to make a difference for the environment. Wood helps to reduce greenhouse gasses and stores carbons. A healthy sustainable forest is a good readily available solution to climate change. Did you know that on average, an acre of healthy growing trees can absorb almost three tons of carbon dioxide and releases close to two tons of oxygen? As the growth of the tree slows and the tree ages, there are fewer carbons are absorbed.


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