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The 8,000-foot elevation makes for cold, snowy winters. Unlike conventional house construction, which aims to reduce heat loss through the envelope, log houses hold the heat absorbed by their massive walls. Cedar's porosity imparts especially good thermal properties.

The 8,000-foot elevation makes for cold, snowy winters. Unlike conventional house construction, which aims to reduce heat loss through the envelope, log houses hold the heat absorbed by their massive walls. Cedar’s porosity imparts especially good thermal properties.