Information for building a Log Home package.

February 15, 2014

Log Homes vs Conventional Homes

By |2019-03-15T08:38:55-04:00February 15th, 2014|Design, Secondary Top Level Menu|

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 [...]

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

By |2016-11-30T11:59:54-04:00February 15th, 2014|Log Home Construction, Log Home Learning, Secondary Top Level Menu|

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 [...]

Blueprint Reading Basics

By |2019-03-11T11:51:35-04:00February 15th, 2014|Design, Secondary Top Level Menu, Training Materials|

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 [...]

Roof Systems Explained

By |2016-11-30T11:59:54-04:00February 15th, 2014|Secondary Top Level Menu, Training Materials|

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 [...]

Wood Post to Concrete Connections

By |2019-03-11T13:57:17-04:00February 12th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Design, General Home Care, Log Home Learning, Secondary Top Level Menu, Training Materials|

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 [...]

January 11, 2014

Log Home Roof Systems Explained

By |2016-11-30T11:59:55-04:00January 11th, 2014|Secondary Top Level Menu|

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 [...]

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