Timber Block Insulated Log Homes Exceeds the Building Codes in Pennsylvania

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Changes to the building codes relating to insulation may have caused difficulty for traditional log home manufacturers to meet the codes, but Timber Block’s insulated log home far exceeds the requirement for insulation in walls.

I am proud to be a part of a company with higher than average standards. Timber Block far exceeds the standard requirements for insulation

2009 building Codes relating to insulation in Pennsylvania increased to R19 in walls, which was not a concern for companies like Timber Block, but did ultimately become an issue for traditional log home manufacturers that were not meeting the new building code requirements.

Ray Venema, President of the Pennsylvania Builders Association, and a Timber Block Dealer, states, “Although the Pennsylvania legislature ultimately amended the building codes for traditional log homes, I am proud to be a part of a company with higher than average standards. Timber Block far exceeds the standard requirements for insulation.”

Venema says energy efficiency is one of the most important factors when building a new home. He states, “Timber Block invested in the research and technology to make sure they exceeded building codes, while also providing homeowners with a beautiful home that is environmentally friendly, green and highly energy efficient.” He says this is what makes Timber Block a leader in the home building industry, “The Timber Block product also lowers the footprint of new home construction by using lighter weight materials, which turns into less carbon consumed in the production of the Timber Block wall system, and also preserves natural resources.”

“Even though, the legislature has forgiven the insulation requirements for the standard log home, Timber Block will not relax its standards and its investment in the future,” explains Venema.

About Ray Venema:
Venema has been president of the Pennsylvania Home Builders Association since the beginning of 2011, and was an officer for the association for the past 3 years. He is a former “traditional” log home dealer and now a Timber Block dealer since early 2011. He is also a Certified Green Builder (CGB).

About Timber Block:
Timber Block’s team of professionals offer a product unmatched in residential or commercial log and timber construction, which provides clients with state of the art , environmentally responsible technology combined with cost-effective building methods. Delivering stock or custom products, the team at Timber Block works within partnerships, maximizing the aesthetic and investment, to realize the dream of each unique project. Timber Block provides custom or stock insulated log homes utilizing a revolutionary R-30 insulated log, which is a proprietary and patented product. To reach us, visit http://www.timberblock.com


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