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Here's a great list of environmentally-friendly green log home products and suppliers. So, if you're trying to make your currently log home more green or you'll soon be building your very own green log home, here are some companies that will make your life easier!
Weatherall has a fun -- and FREE -- program you can download to see what your log home would look like with different color schemes. Yep, change the stain color on the logs, the deck, the trim work. Change the color of the chinking -- if any. You can even change the style and color of the roof. Download Weatherall Color Viewer here.
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.
Without a doubt, our log home will be more like a bungalow with some interesting angles, curves & unique hardware, rather than purely straight lines and squares. But it wasn't until we started fine-tuning the details like a big wooden speakeasy door with a dentil shelf -- Arts & Crafts; prairie style windows -- Craftsman; tapered columns and wide steps on the porches -- bungalow that we even realized we were gravitating toward the Craftsman style of home architecture and decor which encompasses all of these things, and more.
Here are some easy ways to spot a Craftsman style home... What to look for and what to include if you wish to build a Craftsman style home or an Arts & Crafts style log home.
I went to the Nashville Home and Remodeling Show this weekend. While it's not a log home show, it had all of the key vendors I was most interested in seeing. Here's what I've learned about going to shows like this...
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!
Have you given any thought to just how long those things that you're installing are going to last? I have. Recently the National Association of Home Builders -- NAHB -- shed some light on the life expectancy of common components inside a home. Have a look...
We recently attended the Log & Timber Home Show in Nashville. What follows is a summary of what we had HOPED to see at the show, and what we actually saw at this log home show. See why log home shows are great for the the person who is just starting to explore the concept of buying or building a log home -- and maybe not so great for those who are farther along in the process.