Log cabins in the United States date back to the very earliest colonial settlers – possibly as far back as the early 1600s. Although they’ve changed vastly, log homes remain a desirable dwelling for many American families. One of the great things about log homes is their durability; although that durability is attained only through adherence to routine maintenance. TruLog™ steel log siding, on the other hand, creates the same log-home look. This siding lasts for decades or longer while being completely maintenance free.
A Log Cabin Within a Texas Home
Log cabins are so durable that you see old remnants of them all over the place. Cabin foundations can be found in national forests all over the country, and many cabins have been restored and given special historical status. Sometimes, log cabins even show up inside your home. Cross Timber Gazette tells the story of Tami Lynch Peevey and the 1-room cabin contained within her home. The house was essentially built around the cabin. When she and her siblings were children, they knew there was a log cabin inside the home because they could see part of a wall at the back of a closet. You can read the full story here. No one has conclusively determined how old the cabin is.
5 Reasons Log Cabins Have Multi-Generational Appeal
Here are just some of the reasons people love log homes:
- Charm and aesthetic appeal
- Energy efficiency
If you are considering purchasing or building a log home, you may already be aware of the maintenance required. Logs, while highly durable, require a lot of work to keep them in good shape. Most log home owners can expect to do some form of upkeep about every 2-3 years. Upkeep required may include re-staining, re-chinking, re-painting or performing other updates to the wood.
Many families today are interested in low maintenance. More than ever, people recognize that time spent on maintenance is time away from their friends, loved ones and the activities they enjoy. Turning to a non-fussy option like steel log siding means less time spent on home repair and maintenance.
Why Choose TruLog™ Faux Log Siding?
TruLog™ is a type of imitation log siding. Like other low-maintenance renovation products, TruLog™ is created with our customers’ quality of life in mind. By sparing you the hassle of routine maintenance, we hope our steel siding allows you more time focused on the things you enjoy. Here are some of the benefits:
- Made of heavy gauge steel for durability
- Designed to mimic the look of real logs
- Backed with a foam insulator for better home efficiency
- Easy to install by yourself or with the services of a contractor
Like logs, TruLog™ siding can last for generations of your family without needing to be replaced. Unlike logs, this siding does not need upkeep to promote its longevity.
To get a free estimate for the cost of TruLog™ siding, please call our experienced team at 970-646-4490. We are based in Loveland, Colorado, and we are proud to ship TruLog™ directly to you in areas throughout the country.