Myth one: a wooden house is the cheapest option.
Of course, if you live in the taiga, near the forestry enterprise and can agree on direct wholesale supplies of timber, then a wooden house is, indeed, much cheaper than buying and transporting bricks or aerated concrete. But in other cases, a real log house is an expensive pleasure. Especially when it comes to large diameter logs, which are an exclusive building material. Add finishing, foundation, roof – on average, a high-quality wooden house is not cheaper than a brick one.
Myth two: wooden houses are very fire hazardous.
No, we will not argue that wood burns much better than brick or cinder block. It’s a flammable material, but let’s not forget about fire retardants. If the wood has been properly processed in production, and the construction site has added protection with reliable means, the risk of fire is significantly reduced.
Myth three: finding wooden house builders is not easy
This statement is correct only if you want something really unique, a real log house without nails, with carvings, antique look. For the rest, finding a team of builders ready to build a wooden house is no more difficult than using other building materials. For example, rounded logs are much easier to handle than a number of other materials. There are more than enough specialists, trust us.
The fourth myth: dwooden houses are more susceptible to attacks by insects and rodents
There is some truth in this. Wood is a much more attractive material for pests than stone. However, with the help of regular home inspections, treatment with special antiseptics and insecticides, the risk of rodents and insects can be significantly reduced. In addition, in log cabins, for example, there are no cavities, as in frame houses, where unwanted guests can feel at ease. The same goes for the risk of mold and mildew – with proper treatment these problems can be prevented..
Toe myth1st: wooden houses are colder, it is difficult to heat them in winter
Of course, if you neglect the rules for building a warm house, do not insulate the ceiling, floor, basement, make the walls too thin, then it will be so. But in reality, log buildings are superior to brick buildings in terms of heat savings. Do not neglect high-quality caulking, a log house, additionally insulate the walls of the house from a bar and it will be no colder than a brick structure.
Myth sixth: wooden houses will not last long
To refute this myth, it is enough to look at the architectural ensemble of the Kizhi churchyard, Kizhi. Wooden churches here were built 200-300 years ago and are quite well preserved. There are many such examples in our country. The main thing is to choose high-quality wood, observe construction technologies, regularly take care of your wooden house so that it will serve for many years.
Myth Seven: House Shrinkage Will Become a Serious Problem
It is clear that all wooden houses are settled, it takes time. However, it is possible to use screw compensators, to insert windows using the correct technology – into the casing and the casing. These methods are effective and help to avoid serious problems. In general, brick houses also shrink, so to say that this is a problem of exclusively wooden buildings is fundamentally wrong..
Myth eight: a wooden house is just a big bath, ugly and monotonous
Here, of course, a matter of taste. Someone simply adores natural wood in the interior and is not going to hide the logs with finishing. If such an interior seems rustic to you, there are no restrictions. In a wooden house, drywall, tiles, painting and plaster are appropriate. Of course, there are some peculiarities of finishing, but in general, the interior and the facade can be decorated in completely different ways, turning a standard wooden house into a masterpiece of architectural art.
Myth nine: wooden houses cannot be tall
Three-storey wooden houses are not uncommon, and they usually do not build higher ones, for the private needs of a family it is quite enough. In order to finally dispel this myth, let us inform you that the tallest wooden house in Russia was built in Arkhangelsk – it had 13 floors. You can also remember the majestic tiered wooden temples.
Myth ten: a wooden house needs a massive, which means an expensive foundation.
In fact, if a deep foundation is needed for a brick house, which goes below the freezing level, then a shallow foundation is enough for a log house. As a rule, strip monolithic foundations are used for log houses, moreover, of a lightweight type.
As you can see, most of the myths about wooden houses are easy to refute. And if there are any construction features and possible problems, for the most part it is easy to deal with them..