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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 [...]