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Have questions about what goes into log home construction? Need info on wood species, log profiles and corner styles? Looking for floor plan design tips and inspiration? The answers are at your fingertips.

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Floor Plan tips
20 Tips for the Perfect Floor Plan
The vision of your log home finally takes shape in the design phase.
Log Home Sacrifices
The Sacrifices of Building a Log Home
The log home journey isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon. And as Sean Murphy and his family discovered in the sacrifices of buildin...
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Maintaining the Dream
No matter the season, log home maintenance will go a long way and keep your home looking like new for a lifetime.
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Choosing Logs
Deciding on a log package - One of the key moments in purchasing a log home. How do you know that you are making the right choice?
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Builder or General Contractor? It's Your Choice
Great advice for picking the right people to build your dream home.
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Log Homes Month Extra Giveaways
In honor of July's National Log Homes Month, Log Home Living is offering extra giveaways!
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Energy Savings Employed by an On-Site Builder
What your builder should be checking for at every stage of construction to make sure that it is meeting or exceeding the code r...
Time is Your Ally
Time is Your Ally: Why It's Smart to Wait to Build
The log home construction process can be tiresome, but there’s plenty to do while you’re waiting to build.
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Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing
For some people, a metal roof is a must to complete that classic log home style. As you're researching roof options, you'll no ...
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Blower Door Test for Your Log Home
Conducting a blower door test can help find out just how energy efficient log homes are.
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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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Why Do Some Logs Have Cracks in Them?
Ever wonder why some logs have cracks in them while others don't? Find out how this happens and when you need to be concerned.
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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.
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Energy Savings Employed by a Log Home Supplier
Key methods for your log home's energy efficient requirements.
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Sealing the Air Penetration Places Throughout Your Log Home
What you should know about sealing the air penetration places of your log home.
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Moisture Content and Settling of Your Log Home
Many things can affect the quality and energy efficiency of your log home, moisture content is one of these things.
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Hiring an Energy Rater For Your Log Home
There are a LOT of options when it comes to increasing energy efficiency of a log home. But how do you know which options will ...
Conversation Pieces
Why Add a Booth to Your Log Home Kitchen
Booths are a great way to maximize seating and brighten your decor. Learn why you should consider putting a booth in your home.
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“Smart Home” Technology For Your Log Home
Home innovations that can monitor your energy usage to help you regulate your home’s heating, cooling and energy usage.
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Land Positioning for Energy Efficiency
Properly siting your home to take advantage of passive solar gain is one of the easiest and smartest ways to accomplish energy ...