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What are the best roof coverings for log cabins?

What are the best roof coverings for log cabins?

When it comes to building a log cabin, one of the most important aspects is choosing the right roof covering. A good roofing option is essential for protecting your cabin from weather elements like wind, rain and snow while still providing you with a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing look. Northern Log Cabins has a variety of roof covering options available to suit the needs of any cabin owner. In this blog, we will discuss the best roof coverings for log cabins by Northern Log Cabins.


log cabin with shingle roof covering

Why a Roof Covering is Essential for a Log Cabin

A log cabin’s roof covering is essential for giving the structure lasting protection from the elements such as rain, snow, and strong winds. When correctly installed, it can keep out water and moisture which can cause rot and decay in wood over time. It also helps to maintain comfortable temperatures inside the cabin by reflecting heat during hot summer days and insulating from cold winter days. A proper roof covering also adds an extra layer of security against insects like termites that can infest your timber logs if left unprotected or improperly sealed



The Best Options for Roof Coverings

Northern Log Cabins offers several quality products to choose from when creating your dream log cabin. The three most popular types are felt roof covering, EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber roof covering, and traditional shingles made from asphalt or fibreglass-based materials. Each one has its own advantages depending on what type of climate you live in and your budget. Felt roofs are a great option if you are looking for something cost-efficient that will do well in wet environments while still providing protection against UV rays; EPDM roofs offer superior water resistance along with superior UV protection; traditional shingle roofs provide outstanding durability with added aesthetic appeal but may be slightly more expensive than other options depending on where you purchase them


Log cabin with EPDM Roofing

EPDM Roof Coverings


EPDM rubber roof coverings are one of the most popular choices amongst log house owners due to their strength and durability in all kinds of climates regardless of extreme temperatures or heavy rainfall or snowfall amounts. They provide excellent waterproofing properties as well as resistance to UV light degradation which helps them stay looking fresh longer than other materials - perfect for those living in areas with higher UV exposure levels! The rubber panels also come pre-cut making installation easier than traditional shingle roofs but can be more expensive upfront depending on where you purchase them from.


Shingle Roof Coverings


Shingles made from either asphalt or fibreglass-based materials offer another great option when it comes to log cabin roof coverings. Their durability stands up well against harsh weather conditions such as high winds, heavy rainfalls and extreme temperatures but may require slightly more maintenance over time compared to felt or EPDM roofs due to their nature as individual pieces rather than large sheets. Asphalt shingles tend to be slightly less expensive but may not last quite as long whereas fibreglass-based shingles tend to cost more upfront but could give your house better longevity overall - making them an ideal choice if you want something that looks good long-term without needing too much maintenance!

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Choosing the right kind of roof covering for your log home is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. There’s no “one size fits all” solution since everyone has different needs based on their climate, budget constraints, and desired aesthetic look! Fortunately, Northern Log Cabins offers several quality products ranging from felt roofs which are highly affordable yet still provide basic protection; EPDM rubber roofs which offer superior water resistance along with superior UV protection; traditional shingle roofs which provide great durability with added aesthetic appeal at a slightly higher price point; meaning whatever kind of cabin you have in mind there should be an ideal solution available!

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