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5 Key Things You Need to Know Before Building a Log Home

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Are you dreaming of escaping your long day to come home and relax in your very own log home? Are you wondering what exactly having a log home entails and what are the pluses and minuses?

In this article, you’ll discover 5 key things you’ll want to know before building a log home. Read on to discover these tips and you’ll be able to answer your question, of what exactly having a log home entails.

1. Weather Resistant

Did you know log homes stand up to hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters? How nice would it be to have a home that will withstand strong storms, and you can relax knowing your home will be ok?

If you live in a home with strong storms, building your own log home might be for you!

2. Maintenance

While it’s a relaxing picture thinking of having your own log home, it’s important to know log homes do require more maintenance than other homes. Logs can shift and expand, but some maintenance problems can be addressed during the building process.

It’s important to hire a qualified professional to make sure you’re building a strong and as low maintenance log home as possible. If you’re looking for a qualified professional builder, check out these beautiful log homes.

3. Log Home Insurance

Something to keep in mind is log and timber homes require different insurance than other homes. Many insurance companies offer log home insurance coverage but make sure with your insurance carrier that they offer it.

4. How to Build a Log Home

They’re 3 methods often used for building a log home. One of the easiest methods is to work with a manufacturer to cut the logs, and a builder to construct the house.

Another method is to be your own contractor and hire people for each job. This will give you more freedom but at the same time, if you’re not knowledgeable on building log homes it can be more difficult.

The third option is to be your own builder. Your budget and construction will be factors for this option. If you want to go this route, it’ll be beneficial to speak with someone who built their own log home.

5. Cost to Build a Log Home

Mortgage rates and land costs are great right now but loan requirements are higher. Construction loan requirements are different than traditional loans. You’ll want to research them to see their requirements.

Log home prices can vary from $125 to $400 per square foot. There’s such a range for the cost because it really depends on different features you put in your home such as sinks and faucets. If you can do minor work such as staining logs you can really cut down on costs.

Building a Log Home

In this article, you learned 5 key things to know before building a log home. Remember to keep these in mind when you’re deciding whether or not a log home is for you.

Also, do your homework as far as cost and choosing a qualified professional to build your dream home. Before you know it your dream of having your own log home will be a reality!

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