Log cabin fires are something no one wants to experience. Some fires begin in the chimneys of fireplaces, which can be a concern for lovers of log cabins. After all, fireplaces are one of those classic features of a rustic home. A recent fire in Townsend, Tennessee is an important reminder of the dangers of chimney fires and what can be done to prevent them. TruLog™ steel log siding can be an essential factor in living a more fire-wise lifestyle.
Recent Log Cabin Fire: Townsend, TN
According to the Daily Times,* earlier this month a log cabin rental caught fire because of a problem in the chimney. Fortunately, the two people staying at the cabin were able to get out of the home without injury. According to the article, the fire chief believes the fire began in the chimney. As the flames spread, they engulfed the second level of the cabin. It’s possible the chimney had some sort of damage that caused the flames to spread into the house. The article also says about 90 percent of the cabin was saved by the efforts of firefighters.
Choosing Fire-Resistant Home Materials
There are many ways to be smart about home fire prevention. From habits in the kitchen, to the materials used to build your home and how you landscape your yard, there is a seemingly endless number of ways to protect yourself and your family, such as:
- Clean your gutters of dry leaves and debris that could catch fire
- Burn hardwoods in your fireplace to prevent creosote buildup in the chimney
- Replace any deteriorating or damaged electrical cords
- Use fire-resistant siding materials, such as TruLog™ siding
TruLog™ steel log siding has many advantages, not least of which is its resistance to log cabin fires. Although the previously mentioned cabin fire in Tennessee doesn’t seem to have any relationship to the home’s wood construction, wood and log material is flammable, and steel siding is not. If you are someone who is interested in making their home as fire-wise as possible, then TruLog™ is a great option. Made of heavy gauge steel, our siding product is not an ignition source. It’s also 100 percent recyclable and can last for decades without needing replacement or repair.
TruLog™ makes it possible to enjoy the log-home style without sacrificing fire resistance. The steel siding is designed to mimic the appearance of real logs, complete with hewing and chinking lines. You can also choose from a selection of natural colors to complement the home’s surroundings and suit your personal preferences.
To learn more about TruLog™ steel log siding, please call our experienced team at 970-646-4490 or contact us online. We are based in Loveland, Colorado, and ship boxed steel siding directly to you, wherever you are in the country.