My Wife and I have property in NC, and are looking to build our dream Log Cabin Home. as you can imagine there are so many Log Home Manufacturers in the market. we are looking to buy a shell kit and have a Contractor friend build it for us. questions we have;1. Is there any suggestions of Log Home Companies that we should look to use or not to use?2. Is it favorable to have an experienced "LOG" home builder put the kit together, or can any Licensed contractor build it?Continue
Hello everyone. Our log home was built in 2010 and there is one large (our largest) exposed wall that leaks through the log checks during wind-driven rains. We have had the house sealed and stained twice in 7 years (other than the original stain). While it has helped, we still have the problem every time we get wind-driven horizontal rain. We have resorted to filling all the checks we can get to with log caulk which has helped greatly, but we know it is just a temporary solution and it becomes…Continue
The log home is doing fine with Woodguard that we put on originally and when necessary since we built it. The problem I have is with our new cedar deck. I replaced the old deck which was treated boards. They warped and wouldn't keep the stain very well. I didn't like the look either. The new cedar deck gets mold on it and I can't seem to get rid of it. Tried cleaning it with a wash that was supposed to keep the mold in check. I attached a picture.Any suggestions will be appreciated.Thank you.RodContinue
Hi,Can anyone give me some idea of what it would cost to gut a 1600 sq. ft. log cabin and rebuild the interior? I am trying to decide if the price would make the purchase of a log home I am thinking about buying feasible.Thanks,Tucker CurtisContinue
Does anyone know of a manufacturer who sells the logs only, cut to our specifications based on our plans. I am thinking of not going with a package and would appreciate any input. Thanks
Hi my name is Lily and have a one floor 1700 sq' log home with front and back overhangs. I chose the local guy who was supposed to be a log professional. $7500 one or two coats of sikkens and extra sanding, prepping and scraping the sun damaged side of the cabin. Now it's a nightmare. When I first saw that he didnt properly remove old before adding first new coat I quickly researched stain removal. I found someone an hour away who could have come and cob blasted last week. That wall looked…Continue
We live in an older log cabin. Throughout the years was not maintained until we got it. Our windows are solid double panes. Throughout the years there must have been leaks in the seals, since we have little corpses of bugs on the inside of the window.. Besides the point, we are looking to replace our windows with vinyl. We have to take out the old ones, but is there any tips that we should look at doing with prepping the opening of the window prior to putting it in? Any help would be…Continue
Started by Stacey Van Rompaey-Kanarek in Building and Maintenance Issues May 6.