Log homes are built tough. Where other types of housing have succumbed to extreme weather like hurricanes and tornadoes, their log home neighbors have stood strong. Why? It’s all thanks to a carefully engineered building system.
A building system is a pre-determined way of assembling the various components to ensure high levels of structural integrity. Simply put, it’s a plan. How it pertains to log homes is that you can’t just start cutting down trees and setting the trunks on top of each other. The idea is to methodically plan how to stack the logs and hold them in place so that they’ll support each other, the weight of the roof, interior walls and floors — not to mention the furniture and people who live there.