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Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion General contractor in MA
"Thanks Charis, I might have found a local builder. He is in NH and the home I want to build is in…"
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CharisB replied to Mike's discussion Staining the back of log siding
"There are arguments both ways on this issue. Some say that staining the backside will protect the…"
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Staining the back of log siding

I am building a garage and installing log siding on it to match my log home.  I have been told to…See More
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CharisB replied to Andrew's discussion General contractor in MA
"Bummer. I have a few other folks I can reach out to. Let me do some calling around and see what I…"
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Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion General contractor in MA
"thanks Charis.  I did call your suggestions but none can help -the search continues."
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General contractor in MA 6 Replies

Looking for a decent licensed general contract in North Eastern MA, any suggestions would be vey helpful.ThanksContinue

Started by Andrew in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Andrew 13 hours ago.

Staining the back of log siding 1 Reply

I am building a garage and installing log siding on it to match my log home.  I have been told to stain the back of the siding prior to installing.  I am guessing this is to protect the back side of the wood from moisture.  Is this necessary?  I plan on installing wood lath to allow a 1/4" gap between the siding and the house wrap over that is installed over the sheathing. My house is log construction but on the upper portions of the gable ends near the peak of the roof it has log siding.  I…Continue

Started by Mike in All About Stains and Sealants. Last reply by CharisB 23 hours ago.

Chinking question 4 Replies

Attached are some pics of my chinking. I'm assuming it's about ten years old.It's starting to shrink and pull away. Or the wood is shrinking.Attached is also a pic of what i believe is the chinking brand.Should I add more of this chinking to the gaps?Or use something else ?Continue

Started by Patrick in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB on Monday.

Terrible customer service 41 Replies

Just finishing building our log home in NC. We found a great builder but Southland Log homes has proved itself to be a company that simply does not care once they sell you the logs. After buying they gave us a builder that wasn't even a licensed contractor who we eventually dismissed. When we called our project manager he had no idea what was going on and acted like he didn't want to know us. We are now building the garage and we found that we do not have all the materials to do so. This was a…Continue

Started by Elaine in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Andrew on Sunday.

IF WE HAD IT TO DO OVER, MAY I MAKE A SUGGESTION? 5 Replies

We would not choose Southland Log Homes and we would not use their builder. We would use a reputable Log Home Provider and we would find an experienced reputable builder that could build the shell, and find an experienced reputable local contractor that could finish. Actually, we now have a wonderful local contractor who is picking up after the loser #1 Southland area contractor for South Tennessee and North Alabama deserted us by lying telling us he has "closed his doors" by cowardly text and…Continue

Started by Mary M Robinson in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Andrew on Sunday.

Looking for licensed General Contractor in Central Florida

Have a client that will be building in the Leesburg, FL area and is looking for a local general contractor to provide turn-key construction.  They are working now on floor plans now and will want to start in the Spring of 2018.  If you are interested send an email to donald@applog.com.  Be sure to have recent photos of homes built, references from past homeowners, etc. for the client to review.  The home will be in the 2200 square foot range (loft plan) with an attached garage.  Thank you.Continue

Started by Donald Parsons in Building and Maintenance Issues Oct 12.

Win a trip to the Smoky Mountains or to Yellowstone Park!

Hi Log Homies! We've got TWO great giveaways going on right now and you really don't want to miss out. (Seriously...we wish we could sign up for this!) You can pick your favorite or sign up for both! Yellowstone National Park backpacking adventure for you and a guest.Escape the crowded highways and venture into a pristine and stunningly scenic landscape with geysers, waterfalls, vast meadows systems, picturesque rivers and lakes, and abundant wildlife! Join our expert guides for an…Continue

Started by Samantha Trueheart in Just For Fun Oct 2.

Win a Trip to the Smoky Mountains or to Yellowstone Park!

Hi Log Homies! We've got TWO great giveaways going on right now and you really don't want to miss out. (Seriously...we wish we could sign up for this!) You can pick your favorite or sign up for both! Yellowstone National Park backpacking adventure for you and a guest.Escape the crowded highways and venture into a pristine and stunningly scenic landscape with geysers, waterfalls, vast meadows systems, picturesque rivers and lakes, and abundant wildlife! Join our expert guides for an…Continue

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