Superior Log Cabin Insulation

How To Increase Insulation In Your Home With Insulated EverLogs

Wondering how to achieve superior log cabin insulation? Insulated EverLogs substantially reduce heating and cooling costs – Concrete retains internal temperature more efficiently than wood.  We compound this natural advantage by casting an additional 1-1/2″ of insulation into our concrete logs which drastically changes the thermodynamic properties of the interior section of concrete. Additional insulation can be added to the interior furring wall after running your electrical, plumbing, and HVAC components.

Our patented method of assembly provides an exacting fit, further improving the integrity of our concrete log homes.

“On average, our customers will save 30-40% on their annual heating and cooling costs compared to a wood log home.”
– Stewart Hansen (CEO of EverLogs)

By the numbers, EverLogs will perform around an R-19 value. However, more important than R-Values and what really matters to modern homes is “Airtightness.” Airtightness (infiltration heat loss) is how the structure performs in the real world. Having a very insulated home is not very efficient if your home leaks all of its conditioned air.

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has conducted a Blower Door Test which measured the airtightness of an EverLog home. This test concluded that our structures (when properly constructed) are six (6) times as airtight as framed structures and seven (7) times more airtight as comparable wood log homes.

For more information take a look at our “NCAT Blower Door Test”.

Because our log home products are built to last for centuries and offer superior insulation qualities, our homeowners save thousands of dollars over the life of their homes. With fewer fossil fuels needed to heat and cool them, EverLog homes offset a large carbon footprint over their lifetime.

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How To Increase Insulation In Your Home and use EverLog Siding

EverLog Siding is similar in appearance to our structural and insulated EverLogs, however, they are simply made of a thin, lightweight, layer of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete.  Each log is then easily attached to any type of structure using a self-tapping wood or metal screw.

Are the siding panels insulated you ask…?  No, and there are a couple of reasons why.  First is that with the three-dimensional shape of our concrete log siding profiles we’re able to nest each log for shipping.  If that cavity was insulated it could take 2-3 times as much space to ship.  The second is that the insulation would only be effective in the cavity of the siding which leaves areas of the siding that wouldn’t have the same amount of insulation or none at all, and would leave cold zones.

We recommend that most homes in the United States use an exterior insulation and furring technique to wrap the exterior of the home with a full blanket of foam or mineral insulation using wood, plastic, or metal furring strips that are attached vertically, horizontally, or even diagonally, over or in-between the foam using long screws to anchor the furring into the structure.  Our siding is lightweight enough that it can then be attached directly to the furring strips.  The resulting siding, air space, insulation, and air barrier combine to keep the wall warm and dry. 

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