FAQsFrequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer log home packages?
We are a custom home builder, so we do not sell kits or packages. If you see a home that we have previously built, we can always replicate it! But we have found that even if we start with a previous floor plan, there are usually a number of changes that new clients want to make to customize the home to their lifestyle. We do have several popular floor plans that we can start with, if you don't have one in mind, and then we will customize it to your preferences!
What is the main benefit of a log home?
A log home that is constructed properly is 30-40% more energy efficient than a standard conventional home. The log walls retain heat to keep the interior of the home warmer longer.
Aside from being more energy efficient, a log home naturally has a cozy and warm feel to it!
Do you build complete turn-key homes?
Absolutely! We specialize in building turn-key homes from start to finish. Once we are finished with the home, it's move-in ready!
Does a homeowner have the option to do some work themselves?
Of course! We understand that it can be a huge cost savings to do some work yourself and we fully support that. We offer a "Dry-Shell" option where we build the house until it's airtight and then the home owner finishes it out. However, if you don't want to take on that much work, you can choose the aspects of the build that you would like to take care of personally and we will build the rest!
Do you do renovations or only build new homes?
We do renovations, as well! Whether you're needing a room remodeled, a basement finished or if you're adding an addition, we've got you covered!
How often does the outside need to be refinished?
Log homes do require some exterior maintenance, including staining every 3-5 years. The extent to how much maintenance is needed each year depends on location and extent of exposure to elements. More on maintenance >>
Does the inside of the log home need to be refinished?
The interior of log homes typically do not need to be refinished because they're not being weathered like the exterior. However, if you would like to freshen up the walls in your home, sometimes a fresh coat of stain is all it takes!
Do you lay foundations under your homes?
Always. A house is no good if it doesn't have a solid foundation to sit on! We can do block or poured wall foundations.
What is the R value of the log walls?
8" Lodgepole Pine is a R-16 value.