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Which Log Home Company is Right for You?

By |2019-02-28T15:25:08-05:00March 12th, 2014|Log Home Construction, Log Home Learning|

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? [...]

Glossary of Common Terms for Log and Timber Homes

By |2019-03-11T17:00:10-04:00March 11th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Log Home Construction|

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 [...]

Ways to Detect a Sleazy Salesperson

By |2016-11-30T11:59:53-05:00March 11th, 2014|Log Home Learning|

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 [...]

Fall Maintenance Tips

By |2016-11-30T11:59:53-05:00March 11th, 2014|General Home Care, Log Home Construction|

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 [...]

Log Home Maintenance

By |2016-11-30T11:59:53-05:00March 11th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, General Home Care|

Maintenance is required to protect your investment from the elements.  Every material on Earth will eventually break down.  Even the ones we think of as being here 'forever,' such as granite and glass, still have a limit and will break down due to the sun's radiation over time.  To help protect your investment, you can [...]

Tips on Log Home Financing

By |2022-09-07T14:33:50-04:00March 11th, 2014|Log Home Learning|

Tips on Log Home Financing Here at Custom Timber Log Homes, we have a variety of local and national lenders with the ability and expertise to handle log home financing. Working with lenders for many years has taught us many things. Let us introduce you to a qualified lender who knows the 'ins and outs [...]

Poured Concrete Walls vs Block Walls

By |2016-11-30T11:59:53-05:00March 11th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Construction, Log Home Learning|

Building log homes in East Tennessee for many years, we are very familiar with building on steep, mountainous lots.  While we understand that not all lots have the same advantages and disadvantages, it is from within our own background of experience that we note our ideas on using poured concrete walls vs block walls.  Obviously, if [...]

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