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Building Tips

Before breaking ground on your own log home project, check out our log home building tips, put together to offer expert advice on hiring professionals, choosing materials and navigating the construction process.

Building on a Sloped Site
Sloped Sites Vs. Flat Lots: Which Is Right For You?
Are you looking for a Rocky Mountain high or a little house on the prairie? Steep pitches and flatlands are the two ends of the...
Wiring and Ductwork
Log Home Journey: Getting a Log Home Wired for Electricity
With the shell enclosed and the home weather tight, the next step in the construction of Gary and Becky’s log home is to power ...
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Tiny Modular Prefab Cabin
What You Need to Know About Tiny Cabins
Going small–really small–has been a huge trend, but there's a big difference between having a "tiny house" and owning a solid, ...
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Taking a Green Approach to Your Log Home Design
A how-to guide on how you can lower your expenditures, reduce your impact on the environment and more.
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
Sometimes, you need a change of plans... floor plans that is. Find out all you need to know about expanding a renovating your l...
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Log Home Construction
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Log Home Construction
What to expect when it's finally time to stop planning and start building your log home.
How are Log Homes Sold?
How are Log Homes Sold?
You can find the log home provider that's right for you by understanding how each log home company has its own way of doing bus...
The Ultimate Log Home Wood Guide
The Ultimate Log Home Wood Guide
The ins and outs of wood species, their characteristics and what it takes to make them part of your log home.
Understanding Construction Loans
Understanding Construction Loans
If you are like most people, you need to borrow money to build your dream home. Follow this basic guide to understanding constr...
Adding on to Your Log Home
Log Home Additions: How to Add On
Expanding your current home could be the answer, and though a log home is a little tricky when it comes to additions, it’s tota...
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3 Common Home Improvement Scams and How to Avoid Them
Know how to recognize the signs of scammers so you can pick the right contractor for the job.
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Log Home Journey: Choosing The Right Log Home Builder
Hiring an experienced, professional builder is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the entire log home process. ...
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What is a Structural Envelope and Why You Should Focus on It
Seal your home correctly to save money and energy with a structural envelope.
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9 Energy-Saving Tips to Maximize Savings
9 smart steps you can take to minimize your energy use and maximize your savings.
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Your Guide to Log Home Foundations
Log homes have a choice of four different types of foundation. Which one should you choose?
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Importance of HERS Score for Your Log Home
Understanding the HERS Index is important for your home to achieve top energy efficiency.
Framing Squares + Your Log Home: Why This Simple Tool Is a Construction Site Game-Changer
Framing Squares + Your Log Home: Why This Simple Tool Is a Construction Site Game-Changer
Framing squares are quick and easy ways to measure on the construction site. Learn more about this simple but powerful tool.