Considering buying or building a log cabin home? Log home living isn’t for everyone. How many of these top 30 reasons to live in a log home appeal to you?
Before we could close on our construction loan with the bank, we had to submit proof of ‘builder’s risk insurance’ to the loan officer. We THOUGH there would be a simple builder’s risk type of policy from the insurance companies that would cover things like ‘theft of materials’, ‘new construction theft’, and ‘dwelling under construction. What we found was most insurance companies wanted you to buy a complete homeowner’s policy with them instead.
Whether you want to build an entire home that looks like a log cabin –on the inside — or you just want to decorate one specific room in log cabin decor, interior log siding is the answer! When used INSIDE a home, the terms ‘log siding’, ‘log paneling’ and ‘tongue & groove wood’ are often used interchangeably. Log siding tends to be raised and rounded — like a log… or a half log — whereas log paneling tends to be flat and narrow — like a plank of wood found at the lumber yard. When used inside a home, they are both applied using the tongue & groove method… generally speaking
With hurricane season upon us — June 1 through November 30 — I thought it might be worthwhile to see how well log homes fare under typical hurricane conditions. You’ll also find some excellent tips here if you are currently building a log home and you want it to be able to withstand hurricane force winds!
This article from the National Association of Home Builders gives you an idea of the sheer volume of building materials that are used when building a single-family home.