The post and beam Astoria is one of our more popular homes but the pre-designed stock plan contains some pricy features that look good but are not required structurally. We challenged our designers to make a new version that is more affordable without compromising the floor plan or the eye catching exterior design.
They have created two options for the March Home of The Month.
TLC is looking
to fill the position of an employee that has retired after 12
years of full time employment.
We need a person capable of preparing the graphic design
layouts for our marketing. This will include the monthly newsletter,
thelogconnection.com website, magazine adds and associated campaigns.
NOTE: The Log Connection website is a php base, scripted website that
pulls data from csv files. If you don't know what this means please don't apply.
It would be a great bonus if this person can prepare architectural renderings
for a new series of post and beam home designs. Rendering style and technique to
be determined negotiable.
This full time position will start
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
This is an in-house position for the Penticton, BC office. Send resume, samples or links to past work and salary expectations to:
The Log Connection
129 Nanaimo Ave West
Applications via email to:
How Spray Foam Insulation Can Save Money on Your Energy Bill
Spray foam insulation provides homeowners with a product that saves them
money on their energy bills. There are several advantages to using spray
foam polyurethane spray insulation over the cheaper fiberglass or blown-in
cellulose. The leading companies offer closed-cell polyurethane foam as
insulation to achieve an airtight seal that can save up to 50 percent on
your next energy bill.
When an attic is not well sealed, the insulation becomes damaged and needs
to be replaced, which is costly. The home owner will have higher heating and
cooling bills as a result. However, spray foam insulation expands to 30
times its liquid volume, producing a 6.4+ R-value per inch. An R-value is a
measurement used in home insulation that gives the units of thermal
resistance. Sealing the windows, door, and other areas of the home not only
reduces your energy bill but may allow a downgrade on the heating and
cooling equipment. Reduce the temperature in the cold weather and increase
it in the summer. Turning your thermostat up or down by one degree can
reduce your energy savings by 5 percent. This is a further savings on
Closed-cell spray foam polyurethane insulation will not degrade over time
like fiberglass and cellulose do, so it is a one-time expense. This
insulation will also increase the value of the home, as the rigid foam
adhesive strengthens all the substrates. The walls of the home are
strengthened as is the roof decking, which is another long-term money saver.
This type of insulation provides an excellent barrier against moisture and
water damage. The air tight seal with closed-cell polyurethane foam
insulation makes the home moisture resistant, so it preserves wood, which
prevents wood rot. Wood floors are also protected, so there will not be a
problem with wood floors buckling. This is another good long-term cost
savings. This type of insulation is particularly appropriate for wet, windy
and cold climates. Its excellent adhesion meets the UL Class I requirements
while providing a constant air barrier. Another financial benefit is
moisture proofing the home, which prevents mildew, mold, and allergens from
forming. This will lessen allergies or asthma symptoms.
There are also other ways to save money on energy bills, such as installing
a timer on your hot water heater and decreasing its thermostat. Turn off
lights and appliances when you are leaving a room. Use energy-efficient
lighting throughout the house for further savings.
The Department of Energy states that air leaking around windows, doors,
along ducts, and other areas can cause a 40 percent heating and cooling
Please feel free to contact our office at any time with any questions or comments.
You can reach us toll-free at 1-888-207-0210, or you can reach us directly by email
Thank you and have a great month!
Sincerely, Stephen Hancock
President, The Log Connection
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The Log Connection is a leading producer of quality hand crafted log homes,
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log home design and construction.
We plan to introduce many new log home plans in the near future, and our newsletter is your guarantee of being notified
as soon as they become available on our web site.
Plus, we plan to offer frequent special price offers, such as discounts on a particular log shell package ordered during that month.
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