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Properly Insulating Your Log Home Kit

Even though logs can naturally store some heat, you may need to consider insulating your log home kit.   Insulation might not be necessary for log homes in mild climates or those only used seasonally.  However, if your cabin is a year-round residence in a colder climate, insulation is recommended.  Insulating walls, floors and ceilings will contribute to the energy efficiency and comfort of your log home. Continue reading

A-frame Log Cabin Kits Get A+!

You can recognize an A-frame log cabin by its triangular roof that resembles the letter “A.”  Even though they have been around for centuries, A-frames became increasingly prevalent in the mid-1950’s through the 1970’s.  Their popularity grew especially as vacation homes.  The numerous benefits of A-frame cabins explain why they are still sought after today. Continue reading

Hunting Log Cabins

Log Cabin: Perfect Hunting Cabin Kit

Hunters take their lodging seriously; in many instances they take pride in building their hunting cabin kit themselves. A Conestoga log cabin kit, with its straightforward installation, makes for a realistic building project for those with good general knowledge of construction. Various floor plans and options, such as a lean-to for keeping those quad-runners in the dry, provide unlimited possibilities.
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Log Profiles Available for Your Log Cabin Kit

One of the things to consider when building a log cabin is the log profile.  The log profile refers to the shape of the timber used for the log cabin.  Logs are stacked horizontally to construct the walls.  Log profile defines the look of the log cabin.  The log profile affects the overall appearance of the cabin.  Some log profile options are Flat, Round and D profile.  Log cabin kit manufacturers utilize all types of log profiles to build beautiful log cabins.  Personal preference is the determining factor.

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Chink or Caulk?

Keeping your log cabin home warm and insulated requires regular maintenance.  Your maintenance plan should include closing gaps in log courses.  The two methods that are primarily used to close gaps are chink and caulk. Caulk is typically used when the gap is ¾ of an inch and chink is used when the gaps are larger.  Both chink and caulk are designed to withstand the normal movement and settling of the cabin.
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