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Log Home Repair

Started Sep 30, 2015

Real Life Insight in to the building process.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Dec 5, 2014.

 

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Donald Parsons replied to Adam's discussion Transformation vs Q8 Oil
"I have experience with Q8 and LOVE it.  I've used in on my log home for years and it is so easy to use and does a great job.  I also use their cleaner and their NBS-30 carpenter bee repellent.  All of their products are…"
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Financing Your Log Home - Part 1 of 3

This 3-part series on Financing your Dream Log Home was co-written by Greg Ebersole, Mortgage Loan Officer/BB&T  and Donald Parsons, Appalachian Log Structures.  Mr. Ebersole has over 16 years in the Mortgage Lending field and specializes in Log Home financing.   Mr. Parsons has spent the last 23 years assisting several hundred satisfied homeowners realize their dream log homes with Appalachian Log Structures.In recent years, the financing of new custom homes has transformed due to changes…See More
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Donald Parsons replied to austin spain's discussion HELLO IM NEW
"Hi Austin - I've had my log home for 23 years now and the insight I would offer on the maintenance of log homes is that if you start off right, you'll wind up doing minimal maintenance.  Start by designing your home with minimum of…"
Dec 17, 2015
Donald Parsons replied to Raymond Wengerd's discussion 1790's Log Home Restored
"Outstanding!"
Nov 23, 2015
Donald Parsons replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"And for those of us in the south - we like our 6" or 8" square logs logs keeping the heat out and the cool in! I'm all for choices."
Oct 8, 2015
Donald Parsons replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Yep - we have stack joints over 4.75" and structures that meet the ICC400 code and we don't use 10" thick logs.  There are options - just making sure folks know about them. "
Oct 7, 2015
Donald Parsons replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Here's paper from the Log Home & Timber Frame Council regarding the ICC Codes and how it affects log homes.  In some cases, logs less than 10" and 12" will pass…"
Oct 6, 2015
Donald Parsons posted a discussion

Log Home Repair

Had a phone call yesterday from a person in Oak Island, NC looking for someone to work on a log home.  Needing some logs repaired/replaced.  She is not sure of the log species or the original log manufacturer.  If anyone is interested in working on this home please email me at donald@applog.com.  I'll pass your information along.  Thank you!See More
Sep 30, 2015

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Tell us about yourself:
Built our log home in 1992 and went to work for Appalachian Log Structures in 1994. Previous to that I worked for 3 airlines and one Tour Wholesaler so I've been lucky enough to travel the world. My wife and I enjoy country living and the peace that our log home brings to our busy lives.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Yes! - for 20 years now - still lovin' it.
Website:
http://www.applog.com

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Financing Your Log Home - Part 1 of 3

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This 3-part series on Financing your Dream Log Home was co-written by Greg Ebersole, Mortgage Loan Officer/BB&T  and Donald Parsons, Appalachian Log Structures.  Mr. Ebersole has over 16 years in the Mortgage Lending field and specializes in Log Home financing.   Mr. Parsons has spent the last 23 years assisting several hundred satisfied homeowners realize their dream log homes with Appalachian Log Structures.

In recent years, the financing of new custom homes…

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Posted on April 28, 2016 at 1:07pm

8 Ways to Stick to Your Log Home Building/Remodeling Budget

Recently I ran across this blog on houzz.com (written by Bud Dietrich, AIA) and thought it was very relevant to any building project.  Several of the points he covers below I've touched on in my blog posts, but thought another point of view besides mine might be…

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Posted on January 2, 2015 at 4:28pm

How Log Homes Meet GREEN Building Guidelines

Here is an article from the Log Homes Council website that reviews the GREEN advantages of log home living. Although I've been in my log home for 20+ years and have been telling folks about these advantages, it's GREAT to see the Log Homes Council put these in a concise list that pretty much covers it…

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Posted on August 29, 2014 at 1:47pm

Celebrate National Log Cabin Month with Appalachian Log Structures

On June 7th 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives formally recognized the log home industry in the United States.

"America’s log cabin industry as a quintessential symbol of the American pioneering spirit, embodying America’s strength and ingenuity," said Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) in the Congressional Record.

"Log cabins, whether used for recreation or as primary residences, are economically sustainable,…

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Posted on July 16, 2014 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

Are Your Log Homes to Code?

From the NAHB website - an informative article about Log Home building codes.

By Rob Pickett, Rob Pickett & Associates

Log homes. They spark the imagination with images of pioneers, ax in hand, clearing the land and using the very trees they fell to…

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Posted on June 2, 2014 at 10:01am

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At 9:11pm on February 21, 2012, Cecil Stubbs said…

Hi Donald, been a while since we've talked, hope all is well. give me a call sometime to catch up... 828-400-4505

At 9:29am on July 15, 2009, Mark Norsworthy said…
I see you have a cost estimating worksheet. We are working towards hopefully building a log home in a couple of years and if you could email me a copy of your worksheet it would be appreciated. Can use all the help I can get to determine what size and if we can afford our dream retirement home. Email to b.norsworthy@comcast.net , Thanks
At 7:51am on June 9, 2009, Engelbrekt said…
If you could please e-mail me a copy as well Donald, it would be much appreciated. Thank you.
//Sven
info@ecolusive.se
At 2:44pm on June 4, 2009, Chris Yaletchko said…
Donald,
I am looking for a copy of the cost estimating worksheet. I attended a seminar at Valley Forge in the spring and the workbook referenced a link to it that is no longer active. Please forward it to me also if it is not too much trouble. Thanks, Chris Yaletchko (cpyale@yahoo.com)
At 8:37am on May 5, 2009, Jon Dowell said…
Tell Graham JD said hi, and I really enjoyed his help starting The Travis Log home in SC.
At 8:36am on February 21, 2009, See Dirt Run! Inc. said…
Good seeing you yesterday. Hopefully we all have a super busy day today!
At 7:51pm on January 2, 2009, cui yongli said…
Happy new year dear Donald.we had a very good year 2008.Hope all of people in ALSI have a good new year.Thanks for your support in the 2008 year.In 2009 I need improve my English.I think that we have many things to do.Good luck 2009.
At 10:34pm on December 2, 2008, cui yongli said…
Dear Donald:some new photos to you.
At 9:07am on November 14, 2008, cui yongli said…
hi,donald,new work photos for you.thanks all applog people.we are busy now.
At 7:52am on November 9, 2008, cui yongli said…
Hi Donald,tow pictures for you.
 
 
 

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