Given that log cabins became more popular around the world only a few years ago, it is not surprising that there are still many myths that hinder around. Therefore, we asked Maestro Cabins experts to share professional comments, denying three most popular myths about log cabins.
Log cabins are only suitable for summer holidays
According to Maestro Cabins experts, log cabins are well-suited for both summer and winter seasons, and there are plenty of examples of them being converted into cosy and comfortable residential homes. Those considering installing a log cabin, where you plan to live all season, should know that it can be fully adapted to your personal needs. For this reason, instead of choosing a premade log cabin project, it is recommended to consider individual design.
While a simple square box is usually imagined when it comes to a log cabin, you should not be limited to this idea. Individually designed log cabins can be quite modern, with large panoramic windows, a terrace of various shapes or even several doors and windows decorated with traditional, classic or modern elements.
Expert advice: If log cabin is to be used all year round, its wall thickness should not be less than 10 cm. Log cabin intended for living all year round should also be insulated, with quality windows and doors; experts also recommend installing a heating inside.
However, if you only need a log cabin for a summer vacation it can be without additional double-glazed windows and its walls can be no thicker than 5 cm. It doesn’t require heating either.
Custom made log cabins are more expensive
According to Maestro Cabins experts, although it may seem that an individual log cabin project is more expensive than a premade one, it should not be forgotten that when designing a log cabin, you only pay for what you need.
An individual log cabin project also sometimes becomes a necessary choice due to the unique size or shape of the land – individually designed log cabins can be adapted to any plot, making it usually a cheaper and much simpler solution than searching for another land.
No less important is the fact that individually designed log cabins also guarantee that the premises will be planned in a way that is really comfortable for you – you will be able to plan rooms and spaces according to your needs.
A rather popular choice for our customers is to adjust the already made log cabin project to their needs, as this avoids many design works and makes it much easier to choose. We offer our clients many different log cabin projects, so everyone will be able to choose an suitable option.
Log cabins are not resistant to external factors
A well-maintained tree protected with high-quality materials will look beautiful even after 30 years.
For those asking what measures should be chosen for the maintenance of a wooden house Maestro Cabins experts recommend to take into account the specific weather conditions in your region. You should also decide how you want the exterior walls to look after 5 or 30 years.
Aging wood is gradually changing colour and appearance, which is particularly affected by the protective equipment used, so, according to experts, when choosing wood finishing materials, the most common question is whether a transparent or opaque finish would be more suitable for the log cabin.
When it comes to transparent wood protection, experts recommend applying such a finish to a smoother, planed surface. The durability of the transparent coating – especially depends on climatic conditions. However, one of the major advantages of translucent measures is that a thin-film coating is much easier to replace than an opaque coating because it does not flake, but simply fades or fades from the sun.
Another, no less important criterion when choosing a surface finish for a log cabin could be how often you will have to repeat it. For example, a transparent finish needs to be repeated much more often than an opaque one. However, more than transparent wood preservatives, experts recommend tinted varnishes. This is because the pigment they contain better stops the UV radiation that tries to break down the cells on the surface of the wood. The more coloured particles, the slower the wood surface ages. In this case, log cabin itself becomes more durable.
The effectiveness and durability of log cabin protection products are also influenced by the quality of the paint binder used in the protection products, as it forms a more or less dense film that protects the wood surface from external moisture. This protection is important because constant fluctuations in moisture cause the wood to expand and contract, which leads to its decomposition.
Maestro Cabins have been producing wooden houses since 2008, therefore they offer various sizes log cabins adapted to the needs of customers. They offer both pre-designed and individual log cabin projects.