What is the R value of a 10 inch log?
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Similarly one may ask, what is the R value of a log?
A material's thermal resistance or resistance to heat flow is measured by its R-value. In a solid log wall, the logs provide both structure and insulation. The R-value for wood ranges between 1.41 per inch (2.54 cm) for most softwoods and 0.71 for most hardwoods.
Similarly, are log cabin homes energy efficient? A log home's energy efficiency is based on the wood's insulation properties and its thermal mass. Testing has shown that log homes often are more energy efficient than conventional homes boasting higher R-values.
Likewise, are logs good insulators?
The higher the R-Value is, the better insulating the wood. Softwoods like cedar, pine and fir provide better insulation than hardwood. Logs are able to store heat throughout the day and release it through the cooler night, requiring less energy to heat your home and creating a very warm and cozy feeling at night.
What is the R value of an air gap?
For an air gap to improve the thermal performance of a building element, it requires the addition of a low emittance surface (shiny aluminium foil) to one or both sides of the air gap. Without the addition of the foil surfaces, the R-Value of the non reflective air gap is small (R0.