Energy efficiency means comfort
Honka log homes are warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer because the logs fit together so precisely, creating a snug barrier to air infiltration. Honka’s patented Ball Notch Corner, available in their laminated log series, is three times more energy efficient than traditionally scribed logs.
No need for chinking
Energy efficiency in a home is all about air exchange or, better said, “How tight is your home construction?” In a log home, the ability to minimize air infiltration is dependent on the quality of the seal between the logs. According to the Log Homes Council, there are five points of emphasis in determining the quality of this seal:
Failure of any of these 5 elements can dramatically reduce the energy efficiency of your home, resulting in higher utility bills and uncomfortable drafts in your home.
Honka technology excels in all five of these areas:
Honka log homes can be even more energy efficient than typically built stick frame homes. According to the Log Homes Council, part of the National Association of Home Builders, the thermal mass of Honka’s logs radiate the warmth they collect during the day in the winter back into the house in the evening, Conversely the logs radiate the coolness they collect during the night in the summer back into the house during the next day.