Log cabins are beloved in part for their rugged good looks, pastoral charm, and elegantly simple designs. Our affection for log cabins is so deep that many people build other structures beyond their primary residence to look like scaled-down versions of old-fashioned log homes and barns. These buildings may be large shed kits, garages, and other storage buildings that enhance your property with function and visual appeal.
If you’re seeking the distinctive aesthetics of a log structure, but desire a more durable, cost-effective, and energy-efficient option, you may want to consider the multi-patented TruLog™ steel siding system not only for your home, but for your storage building, as well. For more information about TruLog and to learn whether it’s right for your project, call us at 970-646-4490.
Pennsylvania Cabins and Sheds
One of the many states in which TruLog works with installers is Pennsylvania. The commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a rich history when it comes to log homes and log storage buildings.
Many early Swedish and Dutch settlers to the area built cabins in the mid-1600s to house their families, animals, and possessions. Many of these cabins and log storage buildings still survive to this day. Later, immigrants from Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, and Great Britain brought new styles of log structures and refined existing methods for log cabin construction. A lot of these methods are still employed today, and many new log cabin style homes are modeled after them.
A significant number of those immigrants included Amish, Mennonites, and Quakers who were fleeing religious persecution, war, and poverty in Europe. In the communities they established, those groups constructed a broad range of log structures, including homes, barns, sheds, stables, mills, and churches.
It’s this history that allows today’s homeowners to think outside the box when it comes to constructing other structures on their properties. Log cabin style storage sheds have been in use for centuries. Giving this style to your log storage building not only unifies it with the rest of your property, it also gives a nod to the tradition and history of log buildings in the area.
The Modern Log Storage Building
When it comes to manufacturing and marketing modern log storage sheds, the names of those three religious groups with deep roots in Pennsylvania history are used almost as brands. You can build or buy Amish A-Frame sheds, Mennonite mini-barns, and Quaker log sheds.
No matter what names they go by, traditional log structures have one thing in common: they require costly routine maintenance. Even with state-of-the-art chemical sealants and treatments, logs by their nature are vulnerable to the elements, pests, and time.
While the original log cabin builders of the 1600s had to use what they had, today’s property owners have choices that go beyond the style of the building. This goes down to the maintenance and durability of the exterior of the storage unit.
TruLog steel log-look siding gives you the look that you’re after, while also being highly durable and maintenance-free. The revolutionary foam-backed steel siding panels replicate the contours and textures of authentic timber, and they are designed to accommodate a variety of styles of building structures. So whether you’re trying to replicate an Amish A-Frame or a Mennonite mini-barn, you can do so with ease.
No matter what you intend to use your storage building for, TruLog can offer a covering with unparalleled looks and durability. The foam-backed panels will help insulate your storage building, as well, so if a climate-controlled interior is necessary for what you store there, TruLog has you covered.
A Match to Your Modern Lifestyle
Your storage building is there to serve a purpose. It needs to house your belongings and keep them safe from the elements. While the look of a real log building is attractive, the maintenance that goes along with it doesn’t always mesh with modern day lifestyles.
Low maintenance building coverings free you to spend time on what you enjoy doing. Whether that’s gardening, sports, or spending time with your family, you don’t want to spend those precious hours tending to the building that houses your belongings.
By opting for steel log-look siding, you get the durability and low-maintenance façade you need to free you from worry and care about the structure. Your log cabin style storage building will be able to house your belongings for years without the need for costly or time consuming repairs and maintenance.
While you may enjoy the historical look and significance of a log cabin storage shed, you can also enjoy the modern convenience of not having to care for it.
To learn more about the innovative TruLog steel siding system or request a sample, please contact TruLog online or call us at 970-646-4490. TruLog is based in Loveland, Colorado, but we ship nationwide and work with installers in states that include Colorado, Wyoming, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Texas.