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Will Log Homes Be Affected by Modern Building Codes?

Log homes are the icons of the Canadian landscape. However, log homes are facing issues with the modern building codes.

Governments have been pushing greater energy-efficiency and traditional log home builders all over the country fear that they may be left behind. In fact, some of them may not be building log homes anymore.a modern log home in brown color located at a grassland

“If this direction continues, then I think log homes will certainly be the first ones to come into a crisis situation,” said Peter Schleifenbaum, the owner of EcoLog Homes which is located near Haliburton, Ontario. He fears that log homes may not be the same anymore if they are made from synthetic materials like foams, plastics, and laminates.

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