13 Jul. 1991|
Cabin roof designs,best finish for wood stairs,cabinet making courses calgary - Reviews
The logs can be run from the gable ends lengthwise of the cabin as beam supports or they can be run as trusses. You can try the end gable system where you continue building the walls on the ends of the cabin up to a point. Either way you will need to make sure that the roof gets adequate insulation.Many log cabins have open or vaulted ceilings with tongue-in-groove boards making it difficult to get adequate insulation.
It looks nice, but doesn't hold heat very well.Many cabin owners design false roofs that have an extra foot thick of insulation in the ceiling. Log cabin roofs support very heavy snow loads due to the gable ends.If you live in an area that has excessive snowfall, it would be wise to use a larger diameter log size for the roof.
Large diameter logs are really expensive, but you only need a few to build a log home with a very strong roof.