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Log Homes vs Conventional Homes

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Categories: Design, Secondary Top Level Menu|Tags: , |0 Comments

It's human nature to compare various things: cats vs. dogs, Coke vs. Pepsi, men vs. women, etc. So, it comes as no surprise that we are often asked how log homes stack up (pardon the pun) against traditional stick-built homes. Our response? Both are great, but both types of homes come with their own set [...]

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What’s The Difference? Checks vs. Cracks in Your Logs

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Categories: Secondary Top Level Menu, Log Home Learning, Log Home Construction|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We’ve all seen them: small cracks in logs and heavy wood furniture, light poles, and barns. These small cracks occur in log homes, too. They're known as “checks,” and they occur naturally in logs. While most homeowners see these checks as part of their home’s unique appearance and charm, many wonder if the checks are [...]

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Where to Build A Log Home

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Categories: Design, Secondary Top Level Menu, Log Home Learning|Tags: , |0 Comments

Where to Build A Log Home, and Should You Trust A Feeling Where should you build your new home? Whether you are planning to build a primary residence near the conveniences of the city, or a secluded weekend retreat in the mountains, you will most likely be able to find land that will suit [...]

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Blueprint Reading Basics

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Categories: Design, Secondary Top Level Menu, Training Materials|0 Comments

Reading blueprints can be tricky. There are so many dimensions, lines, and symbols! Even the simplest blueprints can look intimidating at first. In this article, we will give you a few basic tips to help you navigate through your blueprint, and show you a few ways we make the process easier on our homeowners and [...]

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Log Home Construction and Planning

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Categories: Secondary Top Level Menu, Log Home Learning, Training Materials, Log Home Construction|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To's - Construction and Planning Building a log home is NOT for everyone!  Even owning a log home isn't for everyone. We love them, and obviously either there is some passion there on your part as well, or you are just REALLY bored and reading on our site. If that is the case, we [...]

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Roof Systems Explained

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Categories: Secondary Top Level Menu, Training Materials|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What are the differences and similarities in roof systems, and why is it important? A few basic types of systems exist for homes. The type of roof system you will use will depend on your location and which types of geographic matters need to be accounted for (snow loads, wind loads, etc.).  All roof systems [...]

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Wood Post to Concrete Connections

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:54+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Categories: Builders Corner Blog, Design, Secondary Top Level Menu, General Home Care, Log Home Learning, Training Materials|2 Comments

We often get questions about using mixed materials on our homes. This has been a staple of the log and timber home industry for many years, and while some companies have this technique down to a science, others struggle. It seems like a simple enough question. Can I use log and timber together with stone [...]

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Log Home Roof Systems Explained

By | 2016-11-30T11:59:55+00:00 January 11th, 2014|Categories: Secondary Top Level Menu|0 Comments

What are the differences and similarities in roof systems, and why is it important? A few basic types of systems exist for homes.  Depending on your location, and what types of snow loads, wind loads and other geographic design specs, are all primarily the same in basic function.  They all keep the elements out, and [...]