If you think about the amount of time spent indoors with your family you will see the real necessity of feeling confident that you breathe clean air. A great part this confidence depends on the type of building materials used to construct your home. So, in case you are considering building a new home, choosing natural log or timber as a building material is a great option.
First you should consider the walls of your house. Thousands of homes in the U.S. are built from poisonous drywall manufactured in China. Due to the report published by the Consumer Products Safety Commission homes built with Chinese drywall emit 100 times as much hydrogen sulfide as drywall made elsewhere. Of course not all drywall is as toxic as these but usual conventionally framed walls use a combination of several processed materials that include a good amount of glued wood products, fiberglass, and other types of man-made materials. This combination increases the risk of having an unhealthy indoor environment for your home.
Second, you should reduce the risk of other toxins in your house. One of the best ways to ensure your house is as healthy as possible is by choosing to build most of the house using solid wood. If you do, your house will mostly consist of one ingredient – all natural wood, which has no processed or man-made materials. Nothing is hidden behind or in solid wood wall – it is natural, without unknown chemicals.
We should add that solid wood is the only product that is renewable, biodegradable, recyclable, energy efficient and extremely beautiful (due to the report prepared by The Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM.)