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Peggy Ellis replied to Jim Maher's discussion Insurance Coverage for Bird or Insect Damage
"Yes, there is a bond for termite and insect protection for home that you can include in your home…"
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Join the Cabin Life Facebook group where you can share your cabin photos, ask questions about log home maintenance, and connect with others who love the cabin lifestyle as much as you!…


Posted by Samantha Trueheart on January 16, 2018 at 12:40pm


Insurance Coverage for Bird or Insect Damage 2 Replies

Hello,   Was just wondering if you any of you have homeowner insurance policies that cover damage to your infrastructure (logs, fascia, soffits, etc.) by birds or insects?  We talked to our agent and it seems there aren't companies in Michigan that will cover that kind of damage. Thanks in advance.Jim Continue

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Started by Jim Maher in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Peggy Ellis yesterday.

Drill a hole to the outside 9 Replies

I want to run some speaker wire to the outside of my log home.   Any suggestions? Should I drill through the chinking or through the log?  Just put some insulation around the hole once I'm done?  Continue

Started by JD in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Peggy Ellis yesterday.

Precision craft homes and Harkins log homes

I’m looking for some personal reviews from anyone who has had a home built by precision craft or Harkins. ThanksChrisContinue

Started by Chris Davies in Building and Maintenance Issues Mar 5.

ICC-400 code 10 Replies

is any one familiar with ICC - 400 structural code?  Building inspector has issued a cease work order until i can verify the loge home kit I purchased is compliant.  Many phone call and emiles to the company have gone un answered, at a loss....Continue

Started by Andrew in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB Mar 5.

True North Log Homes

I began my request for a refund with True North in September 2017. A November 2017 email response from True North offered to refund $1,118.43 representing the paid amount greater than 10% (which should have returned this immediately). The email stated True North retains the initial 10% contract deposit. I responded requesting a breakdown of the expenses as they seem exorbitant. Especially since we only went as far as the design stage.I sent another email in January 2018 stating my…Continue

Started by cheryl adamson in Welcome to the Log Home Forum Mar 4.

Full scribe handcrafted log homes... good or bad?

I’m in the planning stages of building a handcrafted log home. I very much like the appeal of a handcrafted log home but my dilemma is I can’t find reviews of how well a full scribe log home is over time especially after the drying/settling process. The other style log home I’ve been looking into is handcrafted however the logs are not scribed and leave varying gap widths for chinking. This method gives you 2 different looks and from what I understand allows the logs to independently dry since…Continue

Started by Chris Davies in Building and Maintenance Issues Mar 1.

Precision timber homes 2 Replies

Good Evening!I'm new to this site. And started to look for a timber style home. I've contacted several. And so far only precision timber homes has replied . At $350.00 per square ft, that has put me on hold. I know there hast to be more reasonable prices out there.If someone has used a timber style manufacturer, could give me some pointers, or other manufacturers. I would greatly appreciate it!Thanks Cletus Leppo Continue

Started by Cletus Leppo in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Cletus Leppo Feb 28.

How to season logs before building 4 Replies

Hello,My first post, after wandering around in this forum.I am planning to build a 26'x32' log framed garage - my first such project.  It's a spare-time kind of thing, with no strict schedule.  I'll be using 15 existing sonotubes for a foundation:  3 wide (13' spacing) by 5 deep (8' spacing).  I'm guessing it will be a 4 year project to complete.To start it off, I'd like to season my logs.  My 15 main posts will be 16' and 22' long, and probably 12"-16" at the butt.My first questions: (1) I…Continue

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Started by Larry J. Bishop in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Larry J. Bishop Feb 21.


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