True North Log Homes builds energy efficient log homes with the logs precut at the factory then joined together onsite without nails or screws. A special system prevents air leaks from gaps.
Technology, in the form of a special log lock system developed by True North, also boosts the energy efficiency of the home. Logs shrink as they dry and in many log homes this leads to gaps and air penetration; however, the patented log-lock compression system actually forces the logs of these homes closer together as they dry, thereby cutting down on potential heat loss.
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Interiors can be retrofitted to increase sustainability with options including energy efficient windows, solar panels, spray foam insulation, soundproofing with sheep’s wool, and radiant floor heat.