Do you build the entire
home - from foundation to finished product?
Country Log Homes specialty is the
"frame" - either timber frame, dovetail or full scribe log home. We can
recommend high quality custom subcontractors and work with them as consultants
to produce the final product or work with a general contractor and subtrades of
Country Log Homes
constructs your home at our building site, then the materials are disassembled,
transported to your lot and re-assembled and erected there.
Are corner styles
strictly an aesthetic choice, or does one have a structural advantage over the
A: Corner styles can define
the look of a log home, and they do vary in complexity, construction, and
susceptibility to water penetration.
Generally speaking, the
more complex the corner style, the stronger the construction.
A traditional compound
dovetail joint is one of the most difficult to make, as well as the strongest
and tightest method of joining logs.
How long does it take
to build a log home?
A: Construction time will
vary Depending on the floor plan and size.
Generally, the shell can be
completed in two or three months.
How much maintenance is
a log home?
A: Homes built with treated
logs will offer you weather proofing unmatched by any other natural material.
Log homes retain their beauty through all seasons, with a minimum of
How much does it
A: Cost per square foot is
comparable to that of a conventional home and will vary with your tastes just as it would with other home
construction. Remember no framing, insulating, or dry wall are required on the
What species of wood is
A: We believe that large
diameter white pine logs are the best for the construction
of a log home because of their unique
character and stability.
Can a log home be built on
A: Our log homes can be
built on any standard foundation from a concrete slab to a full block or poured
How do you run the
A: During dismantling the
logs are numbered and drilled to your specific electrical needs. All wiring
will be hidden between the logs and electrical boxes are cut into the log face
for a clean flush look.
Are log homes energy
Wood has a high thermal
mass, which means it holds heat well. Wood is also an excellent insulator. A
well-built log home is very comfortable and energy efficient with an R-20
Natural insulation- Air
cells in the wood fibers provide one of the best forms of insulation from
either hot or cold.
Log homes are cool in the
summer and warm in the winter.