Advantages of Cabin Log Homes

IMG_3195The popularity of log cabin homes is on the rise. Their enormous benefits have earned them a good reputation over the years. This article discusses the advantages of investing in cabin log homes.

Sound insulation

Log homes are preferred because their walls keep off the sound. If you live in a clamorous neighborhood, they would be a perfect investment for you. You won’t have to deal with disturbance from the streets or your neighbors. It creates a calm environment where you can relax, study, watch or just chill with your family or friends.

Aesthetic appeal

The appearance of your home means so much to you, your guests and even those passing by the property. If it’s appealing, it creates a good mood. You will want to spend more time there, and it will be a pleasure every time you do. People want to be part of something that looks good. The aesthetic appeal of log homes is astounding. They are a choice for many individuals nowadays because of their prestige. Your builder will help you choose a log cabin plan that is most appealing.

Energy efficient

Log walls are very energy efficient compared to timber houses. You can save up to 20% on power consumption. During winter, people tend to use so much power so as to keep the house warm. For timber walls, the heating system has to be on throughout winter since the walls do not store the heat produced by the heating system. If the power goes off, the house becomes cold immediately.

Log walls, on the other hand, can preserve some heat, so you don’t need a lot of power to warm up during winter. When the power is out, the house will still be a little warm.

Fire resistant

IMG_3199Cabin logs homes are fire resistant, and this makes them a safe dwelling. Whereas timber can catch fire quickly and burn, there is a very little likelihood that log walls would burn. The reason is that; log walls do not have hollow spaces where fire can travel through. However, even if it’s safe, you should always be careful when handling a fire in or near your house.

Easy to get financing

You can get financing to help you put up a cabin log home if you have not saved up enough. You just have to talk to your financial provider  and ask for help.

Quality Log Home Builders offers exceptional log homes and log cabins for sale in Eastern North Carolina, Southern Virginia, and beyond. We also offer a service plan to maintain the appearance of your log home. With a custom plan for your log home, we’ll check your home from top to bottom for any maintenance needs every year.

Advertisements
Advantages of Cabin Log Homes

Choosing a Log Home Builder

Log Cabin Homes NC

Building a new log home is a significant investment in one’s life. Having your house custom made ensures that all your interests are taken into consideration. Choosing the right log home builder will make sure that you get a valuable asset. There are some constructors that will offer to complete your project. Take your time and research on different builders before you settle on who to hire. Below are some pointers to help you choose one.

Experience

Experience is something that will give you an assurance that company is capable of building your home. When searching, look for a builder who has completed projects similar to what you want. Check online for completed houses that they have displayed on their website. You should also consider visiting the sites of their ongoing and completed projects. Going there in person will help you in assessing their skills and competence.

If you want a custom made home, you will require someone who is willing to do so.

Not all companies do custom projects. Some have specific plans that they follow. You need to ascertain this when doing your research.

Reputation

You can easily tell the reputation of a builder by reading reviews left by past clients. Search for reviews online and also talk to the owners of the properties that you visit. It will help you know how the contractors treat their customers. Experience alone is not enough. You need someone who is going to listen to your expectations and treat you with respect.

Hire a builder with whom you can easily communicate.

Cost

The next step is to get quotes to see whether the charges are within your budget. You should start price negotiations once you are satisfied with the builder’s services.

Insurance

Builders should have insurance to cover for theft, risk and workers compensation. Don’t sign a contract with them before you see their insurance cover. Also, check statutory requirements for log home NC builders in and ensure that they are met.

Contract

After verifying all the above factors, the next step is to sign the contract so that the work can begin. Be sure to go through it in detail before you append your signature. The agreement will be your defense just in case the builder does not fulfill his end of the bargain. It needs to have all the details of the project and once you sign it, keep it safe.

Questions? Feel free to give us a call to learn more! Quality Log Home Builders offers log home and log cabin kits for sale in North Carolina, Virginia, and the Eastern U.S.

 

 

Choosing a Log Home Builder