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Log Home Building & Construction

  1. Venting Your Log Home

    You’ve seen the photographs of the old Alaskan trapper’s cabin buried deep in a snow bank, smoke curling up from a stove pipe sticking out of the roof. Inside it’s snug and warm as winter rages outside. It’s the picture of comfort, right? That depends.Take a look inside. Damp sweaters, socks and mittens are drying […]

  2. Green Building

    9 Green Building Tips

    Perhaps it’s the allure of the wood or the timeless craftsmanship, but many log home owners say their houses offer a powerful connection to nature. That’s what led Susan and Will Rushman to investigate green building technologies for the home they’ll be building on a 10-acre site about 100 miles from New York City. “Building […]

  3. War Against Winter

    Winter has arrived. Is your home ready to battle the elements? Air and water infiltration are dangerous enemies. Defend against them on all fronts and you’ll stop Old Man Winter from turning your fortress of warmth into an ice castle.

  4. Tips for Cutting Heating Costs

    If you’re purchasing a log home package, you can no longer consider energy efficiency an option. It is now a necessity. The good news: a recent study confirmed what log home owners have always known — log homes are energy efficient.

  5. Fire Down Below

    By Wyatt MyersLog homes have long epitomized comfort and warmth, even on the coldest winter nights. How we heat homes, however, has changed over the years—from classic wood-burning fireplaces to the conventional furnace and ductwork that are so common today. Furnace-fed heating systems have some flaws that are hard to overcome, such as chilly floors […]

  6. Officials Calling for Minimum Width Logs?

    Many log home builders say they are finding that some building officials are under the impression that only that only 8″ wide logs and greater will meet the energy code. Naturally this is alarming for those offering a smaller diameter log package to consumers. What’s more, it’s incorrect.

  7. SIPs – The Smart System

    A dream home needs the right setting. John Cavanagh’s new home is no exception. His 2,600 sq.ft. home in Rye, NH, is within yards of the booming surf of the Atlantic with sweeping views of the white-capped horizon. "I’m very fortunate to have this piece of land. We have a spectacular location," he admits. But […]

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    Find a SIP Producer

    Labor savings, strength and thermal performance top the list of builders’ reasons to switch to structural insulated panels, or SIPs as they are more commonly known.

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    Find a Modular Home Producer

    When it comes to systems of mass construction, few can compare to the speed and quality of today’s modular building systems.

  10. Find a Log or Timber Frame Producer

    The charm of getting up every morning at half past dark thirty to build cookie cutter homes tends to wear thin for many builders after a few years. If you’re looking to get out of the stick frame rat race and into something more artistic and lucrative, look no further than the log and timber […]

  11. New Log Modular Building System In Tennessee

    Horizon Manufacturing Offering Full Log System

  12. Building on Tricky Sites

    It’s not always easy to construct a home on a mountaintop, waterfront or other scenic location. But if you plan carefully and take a few precautions, you can make your dream spot a realityOne of the great things about log homes is their location. Nine times out of ten, they occupy terrific sites in rural […]

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    How to Choose a Log-Home Builder

    Log Home Living | by: Charles Bevier When Bill and Martha Deuchler made the decision to build a log vacation home on 83 feet of scenic riverfront property along Oregon’s Deschutes River, they spent years researching their choices. “We went to a lot of log home shows and seminars; we researched designs and we knew […]


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