Should You Remove Snow From Your Roof Or Not?

Do you really have to remove snow from the roof of your log home? Do some roofs fare better with the snow than others? For example: metal roofs vs shingle roofs. Here’s what you need to know about roof snow removal for your log home.

Concrete Log Homes: An Unusual Type Of Log Cabin

If you’re comparing the characteristics between concrete log homes and traditional log homes, it’s fair to say that with log homes made of wood, you have to worry about mold, rot, insects, and fire — over time. But with concrete log homes you do not. Nor do you have to apply stain to the home’s exterior every few years. And, since you don’t have to chop down any trees for concrete log homes, concrete log homes are also considered to be environmentally-friendly.

Personal Highs Matched With Regional Lows

The first official sign that construction is about to take place on our new log home site: the posting of the Building Permit! But it was a day of highs and lows, thanks to a series of tornadoes that hit in Williamson County the night before.

Log Homes In Florida… Good Or Bad?

Do you advise future homeowners in Florida to build a log home, as opposed to a traditional stick-built home? What do you think… how well do log homes hold up in Florida?

Log Home Insurance: Little-Known Facts About Insuring A Log Home

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.

Got Creeks? What Is A Blue Line Stream, Anyway?

I had no idea what a ‘blue line creek’ or ‘blue line stream’ was… until recently. The 5+ acres of land we purchased has 3 creeks running through it and one of them is a blue line creek, and it is controlled by FEMA. Here’s what you need to know.

Custom Log Home Under Construction

The next house we visited on the Honest Abe Tour of Log Homes was actually not on the tour… it was simply one that Tonya had mentioned to us, in case we wanted to swing by and have a look. We are SO glad we did!…

Mother Nature: A Log Home’s Best Friend & Worst Enemy

I would venture to guess that those who buy (or build) log homes are typically people who have a greater appreciation for — and involvement with — the outdoors. There’s just something about a rustic cabin-type abode that appeals to outdoorsy people. But did you ever stop to think that Mother Nature is both a log home owner’s friend… and enemy?