Log cabins are historic structures that have been used since the very founding of our nation – and for a wide variety of purposes. One such purpose was schoolhouses. Today, some people are reinvigorating the idea of the wood cabin schoolhouse, as a congenial, woodsy, back-to-basics learning space. If you are building a school or another structure for public use, then TruLog™ steel log siding may be the log alternative you are looking for. To learn more, please call our experienced team at 970-646-4490.
Why Create a School in a Log Cabin Style?
Perhaps you are designing and building a charter school, Montessori school, Waldorf school or another type of educational facility. Certain educational philosophies emphasize the learning opportunities inherent in nature. A natural log cabin is an obvious companion to such a philosophy. Unlike a sterile, unwelcoming building, a log cabin is fundamentally warm, welcoming and familiar. It can be a great place for pupils, teachers and administrators to learn and thrive in every day. In general, here are some reasons you may be considering logs or wood as the construction material for your facility:
- Charming and rustic qualities
- Ideal environment for back-to-nature based lessons about science, history and architecture
- Personable, warm atmosphere, especially compared to large, sterile buildings
If you have to use an existing structure, you may feel your options are limited. And if you have a property but not the building, you are probably realizing just how expensive log construction can be. Fortunately, faux log siding like TruLog™ addresses all of these issues.
Consider Low-Maintenance, Affordable Log Alternatives
Steel log siding called TruLog™ has all of the aesthetic qualities of logs, but at an affordable price. Made of heavy gauge steel, the siding does not rust, corrode, rot or warp, but it comes in 4 natural colors and mimics the hew lines and contours of real logs.
Another benefit is that TruLog™ can be used on just about any type of structure. From tiny homes to school houses, the siding material is easily installed with an insulating foam backer. It can be cut and adjusted to fit your specific project.
This siding requires no maintenance at all. As someone responsible for the quality, cleanliness and longevity of the school house, you may be interested in a facility that doesn’t need a lot of upkeep. With logs, you will be performing routine care every 2-3 years: re-staining, re-sealing, and addressing any rot or insect infestation affecting the wood. All TruLog™ may need is a quick rinse with a hose or bucket of water.
TruLog™ steel log siding can be used to side just about any type of structure, including a school house or other public building. To learn more about it and to receive a free cost estimate, please call our experienced team at 970-646-4490. We ship steel siding to areas across the country, including Colorado, Wyoming, Indiana and wherever your construction site is located.