Extending Your Home With Logs

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Photo by Tim Evanson

Extending your home is a salient idea to add more space in order to accommodate more guests, add a new entertainment space for your kids, make a game room for yourself, or a home office.

However, most homeowners hesitate when it comes to extending their home primarily because of two common misconceptions surrounding home extensions – first that it costs a ton of money and second, that it dilutes the natural appeal of a home.

What most homeowners don’t know is that adding extensions to a home does not have to be a high-cost project. Furthermore, the right kind of material will in no way undermine or dilute the original style of your home.

Evaluate Your Intentions and Plan Accordingly

Home extensions are done for any number of reasons as stated above. However, before you begin the project there are a few important things to consider such as evaluating the legal implications and the insurance coverage and obviously planning the designing aspects of the extension.

While home extensions can be any kind and in any form, one of the most popular home extension ideas is a log cabin or room.
If space is a constraint, you can always focus on building a second level after carefully considering various other factors including the design of the existing home structure, the proposed new structure, and the budget.

If you are a DIY enthusiast with requisite designing and building experience, this could be a great home project for you. However, if you are not sure how to go about planning the new home extension, it is recommended to consult with an architect or a structural engineer on what needs to be done and how to go about planning the new extension.

Home Extensions can Add Value to Your Property

Adding a new log extension can easily enhance the value to your property in addition to providing you with more space. If the original home and the new log structure match with respect to design, the overall aesthetic appeal of the property will get a boost.

The important thing to consider here is the kind of material that will be used for the log extension. Steel log sidings such as the kinds which TruLog siding builds, are designed to ensure minimal maintenance and maximum durability and shelf-life.

The top 4 advantages of using steel log sidings for your cabin expansion are:
• Doesn’t require staining or painting.
• Complete protection against cracking or wrapping.
• No need for any log replacements in the future due to discoloration or fading.
• Never worry about insect infestations or rotting.

Are you looking for highly durable log siding?

If you are looking for log sidings that are highly durable and can match the aesthetic appeal of natural timber logs, then consider steel log sidings.

All weather steel sidings from TruLog siding are designed to be cost-effective, and to provide complete protection regardless of the climatic/seasonal changes, in addition to requiring minimal maintenance and upkeep.

Visit us at TruLog  to know more about steel long sidings for your home extension project!

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