Detailed "how to guide" to building a log home, covering everything from site locations to log raising to interior finishes.
Even if you've built a home in the past, construction of your log home is quite different from conventional construction.
As with any large project, planning and research is key to a home that meets your needs and stays within budget. Katahdin Cedar Log Homes has prepared this series of Home Buyer “How-to” articles to provide you with information and questions to ask, where to start your process and what to expect. It’s not an exhaustive list, as each building project has its own quirks, but Katahdin’s years of experience show that building your log home can be easier than you think.
Buyer How To: Site Locations
Finding land or a lot site for your cedar log home can be challenging. If you haven’t yet located land, you’ll want to work with a broker in the area who understands the ins and outs of lots and land in your area. If you’re building in an area new to you, you’ll want to get a good picture of the climate as well — average snowfall and/or rain totals, temperature ranges, hours of daylight, potential for winds from hurricanes or strong storms. Here are some of the factors to consider when looking at land:
Continue reading the full article here: Guide to Building Your Log Home .