Facts About Northern White Cedar For Log Home Building
You are finally ready to build your log home or log cabin, but what wood species should you use for your dream home? We have chosen to use only Northern White Cedar (NWC) at Cedar Direct Log Homes because of its exceptional aesthetic and molecular properties. There are dozens of wood species to choose from for log home building; however, cedar and pine are the two most common species in log home construction. Let’s look at both to see why NWC is superior.
NWC has the lowest shrinkage factor and moisture content and requires very little maintenance compared to other log home building wood species. NWC is also one of the most versatile woods available today. NWC’s molecular structure gives it a high thermal efficiency
The moisture content of your logs can arguably be the most critical value to consider when building a log home.