Protection for a Lifetime

Protect your log home forever from its outdoor enemies - moisture, sunlight and insects.

The Best Towns to Build Log & Timber Homes

There are log and timber homes all across this country, but there are some towns where they seem to just fit in perfectly. Here are three examples of those towns! Click a photo below for more information on each town.

1. Bozeman, Montana

2. Berea, Kentucky

3. Davis, West Virginia

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Fall Maintenance

Check for signs of damage to your wood home's exterior before the cold weather begins to set in.

Life in a Log Home Sunroom

There’s something endearing and timeless about a room wrapped in glass, whether you call it a sunroom, a three-season room or a four-season room. The biggest function for sunrooms is to be able to see and enjoy nature. You may design many rooms in your home to do just this, but these transparent spaces tend […]

The Challenges of an Open Floor Plan

Consider all the implication of free-flowing plans.
By Mercedes Hayes

Open floor plans are all the rage in real estate these days, from old houses to new log homes. Even center-hall Colonials have made an attempt to follow the trend, by adjoining a kitchen to a breakfast room and family room. Other people have something more extreme […]

Non-Log Materials Needed to Build Your Log Home

When building a log home, you must know how to account for the non-log materials necessary to complete your home's overall look.

How to Choose a Builder For Your Log Home

Ask Professor Rob 
We are having a hard time deciding on the builder and log-home company we want to work with. How do we make a final decision? We don’t want to make the wrong choice.

A: Choosing the right builder and log producer for your dream home can sometimes seem difficult. Here are three tips that might help.

1 Take […]

Choosing a Location and Builder For Your Log Home

Hit the Road
Most new log homes are built on undeveloped land. You’ll need access for vehicles, materials and workers. That means a road. A clearing through the woods might seem like the solution, but an access road must handle traffic in all kinds of weather. A graded roadbed topped with gravel should do the job. […]

Plan to Save For Your Log Home

Here are a few suggestions that can help you lower the final cost of a log home.
1 Educate yourself. The money you think you have saved in one phase may cost you in another.

2 Do the work yourself… if you have the time and knowledge. Thirty to 40 percent of the final cost of a […]

The Downsides of Vaulted Ceilings

6 reasons why cathedral ceilings often fall flat.
By Mercedes Hayes

It’s no secret that a cathedral ceiling is all the rage in log homes. I would venture to say that for resale, this kind of look sells the house quickly. A vaulted ceiling implies lots of windows, hence lots of light, which is at the top […]