What to Look for in a Log Cabin Kit

IMG_3214Log cabin homes are cozy, very attractive and designed to be extremely functional. Building a log cabin home today is as simple as purchasing a log cabin kit. This log cabin kit contains all the supplies you need to create a new home based on a specific design. The log cabin homes are pre-constructed to form the contents of the kit, which is sold to home construction teams. You can choose the home you want base on a catalogue of designs. Each kit completes a specific design. You can hire a contractor to put together the log cabin home, which often doesn’t take longer than a couple of weeks.

A log cabin kit should contain essential construction materials such as:

The sub floor and floor finish

The sub floor forms up the foundation and floor of your building. The sub floor quality is important as it holds the ground for the entire building. In the sub floor package, you should expect materials such as pressure treated sill, girder beams, support joists, sheathing, quality finish flooring and a basement stair landing. You can also get the porch materials if the construction design features a porch.

Log wall system

IMG_3195The log wall system contained in the log cabin kit is a series of precut, finished and labeled logs that form the walls of your house. The logs should already have the cut tongue and grove sealing system so all you have to do is put them together. The logs have pre-cut windows and door openings. The numbering on the logs makes it easy to find these while putting them together; other materials in the wall system package include caulking, corner sealants, sill seal, screws and fasteners among other required materials.

Windows and doors

All the interior and exterior doors and windows are also included in the log cabin kit NC. You can get glazed high-energy efficiency windows. You will also get all the door and windows hardware including hinges, handles and latches.

Roofing

Good quality roofing is an essential bit of the construction process. You can get any of a variety of roofing materials depending on your specifications including metal roofs and roof shingles. You should also expect all the necessary rafters, beams, sheathing and fasteners necessary to complete the roof. When choosing a roofing material, ensure it is not too heavy for the wooden structure and can withstand the climate in the area.

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What to Look for in a Log Cabin Kit

FAQs About Log Cabin Home

IMG_3188You are probably like many other people who are wondering what all the fuss about log cabin homes. Log homes are built from solid wood. The wood is stacked to form the walls of the entire house making them instantly recognizable. Log homes are beautiful and represent a way of life. Here are a couple of questions you may have about log homes answered.

What are log cabin kits?

Log home kits are a way of purchasing a log home. The pre-designed log home comes in ready to use logs walls, floors, doors, windows and roofing, basically, everything you need from start to finish of the entire construction. The log cabin kit package contents differ depending on what you need, sometimes they may be complete while in other cases they provide just some of the items.

Are log homes energy efficient?

You must be wondering how efficient a pile of wood can be. Log home companies have perfected the construction process. The precut log wall systems are designed to stack up as close as possible leaving no space for air escape. Logs also have thermal mass that stores heat during the day and radiates it at night so you do not spend too much on heating in cold environments. During summer, the logs slow down the transfer of heat into the house keeping it cool.

Why wood?

Wood is an appealing construction material that combines sturdiness and beauty. This natural organic material has great texture; color and grain among other excellent qualities that makes it stand out from other construction materials. The wood is treated to make it suitable for construction.

Does the wood species matter?

Different species of wood have different construction qualities in terms of aesthetics and performance. The size and shape of the trees also determine how the logs can be used in construction. The species of the tree greatly affects the price of the log cabin kit. The prices of the wood for the same species may also vary from one company to another.

How are log homes built

Building log cabin homes NC in is not just about stacking up logs of wood to form the walls of the house. Log homes today are designed to provide long-lasting performance. Complicated and sophisticated engineering techniques are used to ensure that the log home can withstand bad weather and the test of time. There are specific building systems that have been developed for construction of these log cabin homes.

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FAQs About Log Cabin Home