E-log Turns Log Cabins Green

E-log Turns Log Cabins Green

Amber Byfield
Jul 7, 2009

Pining for that log cabin look but can't imagine the environmental impact of covering your home in solid wood? Here's a fantastic option that is engineered specifically to address the green issue: Lincoln Log aficionados, meet the e-log...

We noticed it this weekend while watching a tear-inducing episode of Extreme Home Makeover; we always appreciate that those folks work green facets into their remarkably rapid remodels.

E-log siding is made to look just like real timber, but is actually engineered insulation covered with a hardwood veneer. According to the e-log fact page, for each 8-foot log you would need to make a real log cabin, 80 pieces of e-log siding could be made!

In addition to its smart use of natural resources, the siding is made to offer top-of-the-line insulation, saving energy costs for the homeowner. It's a win-win situation. So, if you're considering a cabin in the woods, be sure to look into this environmentally sound alternative.

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