Look to the Log Homes Council
If you are considering building a log home, consider narrowing your search to the membership of the Log Homes Council. The Log Homes Council is part of the Building Systems Councils, a council of the National Association of Home Builders. PrecisionCraft has been a proud member of the Log Homes Council since we started business in 1990. Currently, I serve on the Steering Committee for the Council. Council Members are log home manufacturers and producers who have united to develop and promote quality log building systems and ethical business practices by participation in both mandatory and voluntary council programs designed to benefit log home consumers.
Members are required to participate in an independent certified log grading program. At PrecisionCraft, our logs are graded and certified under the grading rules established by Timber Products Inspection, an independent grading service. This protects and ensures that customers will get only graded logs when purchasing from Council Member. This is a critical issue as the new International Building Code will require log grading and building inspectors may reject logs which have not been graded.
Council Members must subscribe to a rigid Code of Ethics developed to ensure well- constructed, code-complying structures and fair business dealings. The Council is a clearing house for complaints dealing with questionable ethics practices and often times mediates customer complaints and disputes. All Council Members agree to provide interested persons with truthful and accurate information and educational materials about log home building systems.
The Log Home Council sponsors research and testing of log materials to determine structural and thermal qualities. This information has been critical to engineers and architects as they design buildings with log components.
Members of the Log Home Council are also members of the National Association of Home Builders. This provides a direct link to builders who use our products and support our customers.
Finding the right log home company can be a daunting task. There are many good companies and, unfortunately, some that are not so good. Starting your search with the manufacturers in the Log Homes Council will ensure that you are shopping the best log home companies in the industry. Of course, we believe PrecisionCraft is the right selection and with a thorough examination, we are confident you will come to the same conclusion.