What is a Penta Post? The “Penta Post” is a five-sided post which joins a log wall system at any angle using True North Log Homes’ patented KeySpline® System. The term Penta Post comes from the Greek prefix penta-, meaning “five”, for its five vertical faces. We often use it as a structural corner to create prow-shaped fronts, turrets, and angled sections like the breezeway to a garage. The KeySpline® System Successfully joining a log wall system to a Penta Post is one of our proudest achievements. Our KeySpline® system increases design possibilities...

Log Home Myths: Debunked!

These are log home myths and misconceptions that we’re happy to clear up and debunk for you.

How are log homes more efficient than conventional homes?

We’re asked this question all the time. Let’s start by talking about what R-value is, and why it doesn’t relate to log homes.

What is the R-value of a log wall?

R-value measures capacity of an insulation material to resist heat flow from one side of a wall to another. The insulation industry has done a really good job at presenting and supporting the importance of R-value, but this is only one part of energy efficiency.