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    Environmental Quality Control | Green Building Tips

    Environmental Quality Control Four green building focus areas for your log home by: Rita King Environmental Quality Although energy efficiency gets the lion’s share of the attention, Bob says other factors, including water conservation and avoiding materials that "don’t make people sick," are critical as well. Volatile organic chemicals (VOC) are given off by some […]

  2. Eco-Friendly Appliances & Lighting | Green Building Tips

    Four green building focus areas for your log home

  3. Eco-Friendly Heating & Cooling | Green Building Tips

    Eco-Friendly Heating & Cooling Four green building focus areas for your log home by: Rita King Heating & Cooling The key to comfort is managing moisture and working with your climate instead of against it. Climate-based design varies with geography. For example, in the northeast United States, vapor barriers are installed on the interior side […]

  4. Sealing Your Home | Green Building Tips

    Sealing Your Log Home Four green building focus areas for your log home by: Rita King Keep it Airtight Structural-insulated panels: Frank Baker, CEO of Riverbend Timber Framing, says log and timber homes enclosed with structural insulated panels (SIPs) are the way to go. (Riverbend’s subsidiary Insulspan manufactures one line.) "The panels provide outstanding energy […]

  5. Tight Seal

    Wood Sealant Options The lowdown on sealants: Keeping you home worry-free and snug by: loghome.com editorial staff Spend a night in a log home and you know: It’s one snug piece of architecture. Indeed, sealants—applied between log courses and around openings such as windows and doors—are your protection against four seasons of weather. Log home […]

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    Types of Roofing Materials: Options for Your Home’s Roof

    Consider these options for the roofing materials of your home.

  7. Building in the Prairie | Log Home Location Tips | Log Home Living

    Design by Location What’s it take to build on a mountaintop? How about in the desert or at water’s edge? Experts set the scene for perfect log home design, no matter what terrain you choose… by: Log Home Living editorial staff Prairie Design: With beating summer sun and howling winter winds, prairies are notorious for […]

  8. Building in the Mountains | Log Home Location Tips | Log Home Living

    Building in the Mountains | Design by Location What’s it take to build on a mountaintop? How about in the desert or at water’s edge? Experts set the scene for perfect log home design, no matter what terrain you choose… by: Log Home Living editorial staff Mountains Design: In mountain environments, it’s all about the […]

  9. Building in the Desert | Log Home Location Tips | Log Home Living

    Building in the Desert | Design by Location What’s it take to build on a mountaintop? How about in the desert or at water’s edge? Experts set the scene for perfect log home design, no matter what terrain you choose… by: Log Home Living editorial staff Desert Design: Dry, sun-filled environments can wreak havoc on […]

  10. Building by a Lake | Log Home Location Tips | Log Home Living

    Building Lakeside | Design by Location What’s it take to build on a mountaintop? How about in the desert or at water’s edge? Experts set the scene for perfect log home design, no matter what terrain you choose… by: Log Home Living editorial staff Lakeside Design: For most people building near a lake, priority number […]

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    Web Resources – Environmental

    Talkin’ Trash Planning Help Online by: Home Buyer Publications editorial staff Reduce, reuse, recycle—the mantra is easier said than done. But these sites will help you put your money where your mouth is. earth911.org Enter your zip code to find nearby recycling centers. Browse by type of service or by item you’re trying to recycle. […]

  12. Lawn Advice

    How To: Detox Your Lawn | Tips for a Green-Friendly Lawn

    Shepherd Ogden of safelawns.org outlines his 12-step program to a healthy, organic lawn. His advice: “You have to be patient,” he says. “The results are not as immediate, but they are definitely worth the wait.” 1.Go cold turkey the first year (no transitioning) 2. Test your soil before applying fertilizer 3. Top dress with compost […]

  13. Decor Ideas – Green Products

    Clare’s Wares September 2007 by: Clare Martin This month’s theme: Fantastic Plastic Think a green lifestyle has to be all about natural fabrics in bland colors? Think again! These brightly colored recycled plastic deals will brighten up any eco-friendly abode. (And they’ll spread a little bit of goodwill to boot.) Magic Carpet Pillow Talk One […]

  14. Construction Advice – Disasters

    Flirting With Disaster What happens when a building project goes wrong—and what should you do? by: Jim Cooper An old adage in the homebuilding business goes like this: There are times when bumps in the road throw your project off course—never worry about these. And then there are times when bumps turn into mountains, which […]

  15. Timber Raising Photo Essay

      The day before raising takes place, the crew have worked hard to pre-assemble as much of the frame as possible while it lies flat on thedeck. These sub assemblies mean that less work has to performed at height.     The process of raising a frame involves standing up the pre-assembled pieces, temporarily bracing […]

  16. Fireplace Venting Options | Vent-Free

    Vent-Free (Unvented)| Fireplace Venting Options Follow these guidelines for choosing the best venting option for your fireplace. by: Log Home Living editorial staff How it works: Takes combustion air from inside the home and is designed to burn so efficiently (99% energy efficient) that it eliminates the need for venting altogether. Its Oxygen Detection Safety-Pilot  […]

  17. Guide to Stairs and Railings for Log Homes

    Find stairs and railings for your log home with one of these providers.

  18. Guide to Log Home Hardware Companies

    Find hardware for your log home with one of these hardware providers.

  19. Guide to Fireplace and Hearth Companies

    Find a fireplace or hearth for your log home with one of these manufacturers.

  20. Guide to Log Home Door and Window Companies

    FEATURED COMPANIES:                                     Bergerson Cedar Windows Inc. P.O Box 184 Hammond OR 97121 800-240-4365; 503-861-3534 fax: 503-861-0316bergersonwindow.com Custom wood traditional hung, casement or modern, including folding windows; traditional multi-lite, panel or modern, including lift and slide and folding doors. Timber Valley Millwork P.O Box 1868 Fond Du Lac WI 54936 800-273-8964 fax: 920-273-0047timbervalleymillwork.com Manufacturer of […]


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