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All About Log Homes – Top 5 Articles by the Log Homes Council

Searching for more information about log homes? The Log Homes Council is a great place to start. Try these articles to get you started on your search:

  1. Fire Performance of Log Walls:  One frequently asked question is “How do log walls perform in a fire?” Building codes and the insurance industry look at this issue to understand the potential hazard that may result in loss of life and property. With life safety and protection of property being the goal, hazard assessment focuses on the type of construction, the availability of firefighting resources, and the proximity of the structure to neighboring structures.
  2. Log Homes Go Green: Learn more about log homes going green in this white paper prepared by the Technical Committee of the Log Homes Council.
  3. Preserving & Maintaining Log Homes:  Prepared by the Technical Committee of the Log Homes Council, Building Systems Councils, and the NAHB, this 14-page document is a must if you are contemplating designing, building, and living in a log house.
  4. Building a Budget for Your Dream Home: From interest rates to lending requirements to construction loans, learn what’s new (and old) in log home budgeting and financing.
  5. Choosing a Builder: Learn more about choosing the right builder for your log home. Start here and then visit us to learn how we help you select the right builder for your log home project.

About the Log Homes Council:
Founded in 1977, the Log Homes Council sets the standards for the log home industry. Part of the National Association of Home Builders, companies belonging to the Log Homes Council agree to follow a strict code of ethics. Its guidelines and code were created to protect consumers by providing log and timber home enthusiasts a list of companies that agree to:

  • Abide by a strict code of ethics
  • Grade their logs and timbers by a third party agencies to ensure quality
  • Provide construction manuals to ensure homes are built to meet building codes
  • Sponsor scientific studies that advance log building technologies
  • Provide FREE information to help consumers make smart choices

View our Log Home Profile at the Log Homes Council web site!