The Pros and Cons of Log Houses

When most people think of log homes, their minds automatically go to cozy nights in front of a roaring fire as the snow and wind whistle through the eaves of the cabin. Of course, when it comes to log houses for rent there are going to be pros and cons. Read on for a few of the advantages and disadvantages of renting or buying a log home below.

The Pros of Log Homes

  • Log walls have been known to be natural sound insulators, meaning that if the neighbors are having a party you do not have to hear their loud music as much or call the police to make them turn it down.
  • Log homes are known to be extremely well insulated, so your electric bills should not suffer.
  • It is easier to get financing for a log home, if you decide to buy instead of rent at some point.
  • Log homes are prestigious looking, natural and have a clean look about them.
  • Log homes are energy efficient, meaning that not only will your electric bills be cheaper but that you will be helping to reduce your carbon footprint on the earth as well. Something that every human should be concerned with at this point in time.
  • Log homes are greener, making them better for the environment as well.
  • Log homes are cozy, warm, and relaxing, especially in the wintertime.

The Cons of Log Homes

  • Termites, carpenter ants, and beetles love log homes almost as much as the people living in them do. You will need to make sure that you have a good pest control service available.
  • There is a certain cracking and popping when the home is new that can get irritating.
  • Woodpeckers love log homes as well.
  • Western cedar logs are the best but quite a bit more expensive. If the home you are renting has these, you may see an increase in rent to cover the cost.

These are just a few of the pros and cons of living in a log home. Weight them carefully before you sign on the dotted line and move into your new home.