27 Mar Glued beam
Cottages made of glued timber or log house – all these buildings, with properly selected thickness of logs or timber, will be well protected from wind and cold with thermal insulation properties of the tree itself and will not require any additional measures to warm the premises. This is an important factor in favor of choosing wood materials for construction – saving money and time.
The main task of the builder is a thorough compaction of all cracks and gaps between logs. And here, glued beam comes to the fore – at home, erected from it, are practically not deformed and are quite accurate.
Sometimes you still have to use the gasket of additional materials as a seal. Previously, moss and felt was used, they are currently abandoned, since these materials are short -lived. Nowadays, jute and linen or their combination in one tape are popular in our time.
When choosing a seal, be interested in its density when buying. It should be ideally from 450 grams per 1 square meter. If the density of the insulation is below this parameter, then multiply the standard layer width (100 mm) several times. You can put the insulation at any time: when collecting a log house or later, after shrinkage of the house. The end of the process of insulation is called a hemp – it is a complex, laborious and painstaking work, but very useful and necessary to maintain heat in the house.
We must not forget about intervention heater, since with severe frosts (from -30-40 ° C) it is through these places that the cold will “crawl”. For the northern climate, experts recommend taking imported heater (in particular, Finnish), which are more durable (service life of more than 75 years). Warming materials should be as close as possible to the house under construction or glued beams.
There are also artificial heater on sale: polyurethane, extruded polystyrene foam. Thermal insulation characteristics of these materials are out of competition in comparison with natural heater, however, they often have very low vapor permeability or water permeability. Some of these heater “do not breathe”, and the water that freezes on them all the time “melts” the tree, causing cracks on wood.
Sometimes the owner of the house is advised to additionally insulate the building with mineral wool, basalt isolation and the like. These additional funds are absolutely not needed with sufficient thickness of the walls of the house. But if the walls are thin, then the issue of maintenance of heat will arise quite acutely, and it may be necessary to do an additional falsehood and lay mineral heaters.
The heat of your home will be promoted by the presence of good euro -oily woods or plastic windows and good doors.
A small extension to the house (veranda, canopy) is an excellent buffer between the cold from the outside of the building and the warmth inside it. It is also worth thinking about the insulation of the basement and roof at the design stage. This will save your wallet from additional external insulation if you forget about these common heat leakage at the construction stage.
Whatever insulation you choose – the main thing is to use it correctly and in time – and your house will gain long -awaited comfort and warmth.