Log Homes and Fire

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Many people worry about how easily their log homes might burn down in the event of a forest fire, or some other disaster. Believe it or not though, a properly built log home is actually less likely to catch fire than your average suburban home!
This is because of the size of the logs used to build your home. Think of it like building a campfire. Holding a match to a tree trunk won’t get you far! Normally, you’d use twigs and smaller branches to get a fire going. So it is with your home.
In a typical home built with 2×4’s and stud walls, fire has more fuel and more gaps to burn through. It’s often actually much harder for a log home to be damaged in that way than you might think! The size of the logs used and the way they’re stacked doesn’t give much fuel for the fire to catch on to.