A Guide to Building a Log Home

Whether it’s a one-room log cabin or a 5,000 square foot luxury log home, the custom home building experience is exciting. There are a lot of steps that will occur before you have the keys in-hand and are enjoying the comfort of your new home. That’s why we’ve put together this step-by-step overview of what to expect from start to finish.
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Build a Log Home That Will Stand the Test of Time

All log homes are not created equal. The type of logs you choose make a big difference in the amount of maintenance that will be required and how well your home will stand the test of time. At Heartwood Mills, our number one choice for logs is Northern White Cedar, grown right here in Michigan where our mill is located. So what makes Northern White Cedar the best choice for your log home or timber frame home? Take a look…
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Preparing Log Homes for Winter

With the temperature dropping, it’s important to take the time now to prepare your log home for the harsh conditions of the winter months.The cold can cause a lot of damage to wood siding, but with the proper precautions, you can ensure that your log home will be in great condition come springtime. Whether you are winterizing a summer home or protecting your all-year home, these steps are important to help keep your home in top condition for many years to come.
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Glossary for Log Home Builders

Building  your dream log home, log cabin or timber frame home can seem daunting if you don’t know the terminology. To help make the process a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of basic jargon used in the log home industry. If you any terms you would like us to define that we haven’t already, please don’t hesitate to ask!
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Energy Saving Tips for Log Home Owners

Log homes are inherently environmentally friendly. They’re built using a renewable resource and significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted during construction. Design features like large roof overhangs help log home owners benefit from solar energy by shading direct sun during hot summer months and allowing in the sunlight to warm chilly rooms during the winter months. Once your home is built, you can continue to be eco-friendly, and save money, by following these energy-saving tips.
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