Here are the top 10 questions you should ask a prospective log home builder.

by: Log Home Design editorial staff

Dreaming about your ideal log home is a lot easier than finding a builder to actually build it. Here are 10 questions to ask any prospective builder before you sign on any dotted lines.


1. Have you ever built a log home before? If so, how many? For which manufacturers?
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2. Were all these log homes the same style? Or do you have experience with varying styles?
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3. Were the building sites similar or quite different (rocky, heavily treed, waterfront, etc.)?
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4. Which subcontractors do you work with? (Contact the subcontractors as references.)
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5. What specific materials (vendors, products, models) do you use? Why are these your top choices?
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6. Based on my plans and building site, can you think of ways to improve my home’s design, streamline construction or save money?
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7. What are your terms of payment? How much money is due at the beginning, middle and end of the contract?
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8. How have you handled building disputes in the past? (You may want to make up some scenarios, present them and see how the builder has or would handle the situation.)
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9. What guarantees do you offer on materials and labor?
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10. What do you think will be the biggest challenge with my log home’s construction? How would you handle that issue?
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