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Log Homes by Timber Block – This week’s FAQ – How do Timber Block Insulated Log Homes Differ from SIPs?

Log Home buyers say this to us all the time…..

“I was going to build a home using SIPs, and then side our home with log siding, and then I found Timber Block Insulated Log Homes.”

And, we hear this question frequently as well…

“What is the difference between Timber Block Insulated Log Homes and SIPs?

Actually, there is quite a big difference….SIP stands for Structural Insulated Panel….basically it’s insulation sandwiched between 2 layers of structural boards – those boards can be made of any building material, such as plywood, cement, metal, or OSB. (Oriented Strand Board) SIPs are usually insulated with either polystyrene, extruded polystyrene, or polyurethane.

 

With Timber Block Insulated Log Homes, each and every log is injected one at a time, and the insulation is “married” to the wood. We make sure the interior of the log is properly sealed from the inside. With SIPs, if you were to apply log “siding” it’s difficult to seal completely, and therefore moisture can get through.

Timber Block logs are insulated with a high density Polyurethane.

 

To see pictures, and the entire blog post....visit the Timber Block Blog

http://timberblock.com/blog/loghome/log-homes/timber-block-answers-...

 

 

 

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