Everyone wants to have a country house or a cottage in their private location, and subsequently, the question arises about the choice of a suitable material for its construction. Recently, natural materials are increasingly used for this type of construction — timber, logs, etc. But you have to choose, and in order to understand which material is better, consider their main advantages.
According to external data, the log has a round and natural shape, its surface is smooth and even. During mechanical processing, the log is set to a standard, defined diameter, which allows you to get perfectly flat and uniform surfaces of the house. Such buildings look neat and aesthetically pleasing. The profiled timber looks a little different. They first lend themselves to processing, where they are given a certain shape — on the front side, the timber can be flat or semi-oval, and the outside is mostly flat. This form makes it possible to significantly simplify and shorten the process of erecting the structure of the house and its further interior decoration..
Strength and durability, as a rule, are the same, since both logs and beams are made from softwood. For it is such a base that is more resistant to temperature extremes and perfectly tolerates changes in humidity levels. Due to the fact that the timber and the log lend themselves to special treatment with the use of protective coatings, it relieves them of many wood diseases. After such treatment, they are very weakly susceptible to decay processes, as well as to the effects of insects. In addition, they have another feature — mechanical strength, due to this, the materials allow the construction of supporting structures and at the same time perfectly withstand heavy loads.
There is nothing to say about environmental friendliness, since the material itself is exclusively natural and completely harmless to humans. The main distinguishing feature is the construction peculiarity. So, if you build a house from a bar, it will be much faster, which will allow you to find a beautiful and comfortable house in a very short time, without unnecessary interior decoration. If you use a log, then the construction of houses from a bar will take a little longer, but after building such a house, you will have to wait at least 8 — 9 months until the tree dries out and shrinks.