The Nitty-Gritty of a Mainstream Log Home Construction Schedule

The Nitty Gritty of a Mainstream Log Home ConstructionYou’ve decided to build your log home paradise – now what? The process can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. The good news is that the log home process can be broken down into four relatively simple phases that will outline where you are in the building process and help you gauge your progress: a strong foundation, a well laid plan, great bones, and the finishing touches. [Read more…]

5 Log Cabin Types All Experts Must Know

5 Log Cabin TypesSo you’re the proud owner of a parcel of land out in the wilderness and you want to tame the wilds (all while proving your mettle as a builder) by putting a log cabin out there. But the question “how to build a log cabin” lingers in your mind. So what do you do? Buy an already built log home or start your own log home building project? [Read more…]

The Ultimate Mountain Cabin Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Buying or Building a Mountain Cabin

The Ultimate Mountain Cabin GuideHave you always dreamed of owning a secluded log cabin of your very own? For people who love the mountains, a log cabin is a dream come true. You could either build a custom cabin of your own on undeveloped land, or purchase a cabin that someone else has previously owned. Here’s what you need to know about how to build a log cabin, as well as some information about buying a cabin that’s already been constructed. [Read more…]

Home Improvements that Increase Your Log Home’s Value

Home Improvements that can Increase Your Log Home's ValueOwning a vacation home is a dream come true, and there’s an undeniable quaintness and romance to having your own rustic mountain cabin. Once you’ve finally achieved your goal of buying a cabin, it’s time to furnish and decorate it. But what if it needs some work? Doing some renovation and remodeling work for your winter cabin can add quite a bit of market value — more, in fact, than you’ll probably spend on the repairs. Suddenly, you’ve already made a return on your real estate investment. [Read more…]

Do I Need to Remove Snow from My Roof?

Do I ned to remove snow from my roof?“Do I really need to remove snow from my roof?”, you might wonder. Usually, the answer is yes. Snow and ice removal from the roof is an essential part of log home maintenance. If you neglect it, you could find yourself dealing with ice dams that build up and damage your roof from their weight. However, not all snow needs to be removed. Here are some of the factors that determine whether you need to remove the snow or not. [Read more…]

What To Do When Your Log Home Wasn’t Backbrushed

What To Do When Your Log Home Wasn't BackbrushedWhen you buy a log home, you want it to last well into the future. If it wasn’t back-brushed before you bought it, you might need to back-brush it yourself or hire a professional. Back-brushing refers to the process of applying a stain or sealant to your log home’s exterior while ensuring that the material sinks into every crack, gap, or imperfection in the wood. This coat protects the logs from rot, moisture damage, UV damage, and other issues. [Read more…]

4 Things to Check When Buying an Existing Log Home

4 Things to Check When Buying an Existing Log HomeMany people dream of buying a log cabin in the mountains or a log home on the prairie. These beautiful houses look great no matter where you build them, but if you’re buying an existing log home, you need to examine it carefully before you head to the closing table. [Read more…]

How to Repair Your Log Home After Termite Damage

How to Repair Your Log Home After Termite DamageA termite infestation can result in serious issues in your home — especially in log cabins, where your home is their food. Fortunately, although termites can cause some of the worst structural damage, there are ways to prevent that and protect your home from these pests. [Read more…]

How to Protect Your Log Home From Forest Fires

How to Protect Your Log Home From Forest FiresLosing your home to a wildfire is a devastating prospect. Several U.S. states have experienced forest fires due to dry weather conditions over the past few years, and those who own log homes are more concerned than ever with protecting their homes from the unthinkable. With wildfire season upon us, it’s important to understand wildfire mitigation techniques that can help reduce your overall threat. [Read more…]

How to Incorporate Skylights into Your Log Home

How to Incorporate Skylights Into Your Log HomeSkylights are an ideal way to bring more natural light into a home. The additional light adds to a home’s ambiance, enhances feelings of comfort, reduces energy consumption, and accentuates the architectural features of a home. Modern log home designs are incorporating skylights into their traditionally rustic aesthetic. [Read more…]