Monthly Archives: March 2014

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7 Tips: Establishing a Good Relationship with Your Contractor

By |2016-11-30T11:59:52+00:00March 25th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Construction|0 Comments

Establishing a good relationship with your contractor: You’ve decided you want to forgo purchasing a standard home and instead build a log home custom tailored to you.  That’s an exciting, rewarding experience, but it can also be quite complicated.  Fortunately, you don’t have to build your custom log home alone, and, unless you’re a builder [...]

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Spring Maintenance Tips

By |2016-11-30T11:59:52+00:00March 24th, 2014|General Home Care|0 Comments

Warmer weather is finally arriving!  Spring is a beautiful time of year.  The flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and everything feels fresh and clean.  Spring is also a great time to check around your log home to see how it fared during those seemingly never-ending winter months. Let's get started with some Spring maintenance [...]

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Seven Great Hiking Trails of the Smokies

By |2016-11-30T11:59:52+00:00March 24th, 2014|Area Attractions|0 Comments

Perhaps you’re considering building a log home in or near the Smokies and want to know more about the area.  Or, maybe you’ve just moved here and you’re ready to embark on your first hike.  Whatever your reason, it’s always a great time to get out and explore some of the hiking trails in the [...]

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Renaming Files on Mac The Easy Way

By |2016-11-30T11:59:52+00:00March 12th, 2014|Geeky Stuff|0 Comments

"Otto" - The Automator Doing things over and over? Why?!  Don't!  Geez... Renaming files on Mac  The Easy Way One of the most powerful tools ever created by Apple has to be the Automator.  Have you ever saved 50 files, only to find out your customer's name is spelled wrong?  Or, you forgot a vital piece [...]

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Will My Log Home Settle?

By |2016-11-30T11:59:52+00:00March 12th, 2014|Log Home Learning|0 Comments

Q: Will my log home settle? A: Yes.  This is a question we are asked by many customers.  While the quick answer is “yes,” this doesn’t give the entire picture. First, let’s define what settling is.  According to the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), “settling is the term that describes the loss of [...]

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Which Log Home Company is Right for You?

By |2016-11-30T11:59:52+00:00March 12th, 2014|Log Home Learning, Log Home Construction|0 Comments

So many choices exist, but which log home company is really right for you? Finding a log home company is easy. Finding the right log home company for you is more difficult, and should not be taken lightly. Ask yourself the following questions when deciding which log home company to use: First, what do they include in their log home kits? [...]

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Glossary of Common Terms for Log and Timber Homes

By |2016-11-30T11:59:53+00:00March 11th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Construction|0 Comments

ADJUSTABLE STEEL COLUMNS: steel post that supports a beam or timber, typically in the basement of our homes. AIR DRIED: process that allows drying to naturally occur. ANCHOR BOLT: steel threaded bolt used to attach structures to concrete or block foundations. BACKFILL: fill dirt or gravel used to fill in around the basement or crawl [...]

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Ways to Detect a Sleazy Salesperson

By |2016-11-30T11:59:53+00:00March 11th, 2014|Log Home Learning|0 Comments

We’ve all experienced these people:  the man who won’t take “no” for an answer, the lady who can never remember your name, the guy who says he has years of experience, but can’t seem to answer your simplest questions.  Sleazy salespeople!  Nothing will turn you off to a product or service faster than the feeling [...]

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Fall Maintenance Tips

By |2016-11-30T11:59:53+00:00March 11th, 2014|General Home Care, Log Home Construction|0 Comments

The mornings are crisper; a breeze rustles through the trees.  Fall is upon us once again.  As our thoughts turn to cooler weather, it is also time to think about Fall maintenance tips for your log home.  Conducting a quick “check-up” of your roof and logs each Fall will give you the piece-of-mind of knowing [...]