The R Value Myth

The R value myth: Seems the public belief in R values is misplaced. Having a log home and a framed home of equal size I can attest to the saving in heating costs for the log home. The idea that fiberglass can keep you warm can be tested by wrapping yourself in fiberglass and going outside. In the old days farmers heated a flat stone and put it under their bed to keep warm. The stone held the heat even though a stone has virtually no R value. What a stone (and a log home) has is mass. When mass is heated it has a retention factor. There is no retention in fiberglass.

Why a Log house

Why a log house… well there are many good reasons. Over the last 39 years many have come through the doors. They, to a person, say, “All my life I’ve wanted a log home”. To date, not one has waited all their life for a modular, trailer, double wide etc.That’s a good reason but better yet is that these log homes are warm (easier to heat), go up 6 weeks faster than a comparable framed home, resale better and don’t transfer street noise like other forms of construction.All the log home materials we provide are the exact same brands and quality as in our own homes and those of our children. You are treated as we treat our own family.

Log Tiny House



Cedar Knoll has developed a Cedar log “Tiny House”. This 16 foot by 24 foot contains 320 square feet of living space and a 4 ft. by 16′ sitting porch. The materials for the log walls are precut and numbered for easy assembly. The windows are high performance and fully warranted Weather shield clad double hung. The door is Fiberglass and comes with a Schlage lock set. Cedar railings are included as is the foundation base and interior vee jointed ceiling. This unit is normally $24,900 but is on sale for $19,450. Call Kerri at 518-563-3810 or email We are happy to answer any and all questions.