Jimena Crane. Wooden House. August 12th , 2018.
Scandinavian countries such as Norway and Sweden brought the culture of log houses and made them widespread across the ocean. From east to west, the log buildings appeared across the countries as the skills were handed from generation to generation. Although the history of log houses begun in Scandinavia, they became widely used in many countries and it today a lot of builders build summer houses from log to achieve a rustic effect. Today modern log cabins have a lot of advantages as they are comfortable, easy to build and there is no need for an additional heating system. Also timber houses is of long-lasting qualities - they can be used for more than 200 years while the process of looking after it is more simple than of a brick house.
It is necessary to mention that log cabins are more fire resistant than regular wood frame houses. Also, they are less likely to experience major fire damage. However, logs are not fireproof, but still a log building will burn at a much slower rate than a regular wood frame house. Solid log walls do not have air pockets that let the flames to spread very quickly through the building and burn a lot of places in a short time period. This will bring extra time to control the fire and move to a safe place.
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