State and local governments have had building codes in place for hundreds of years to protect public health, safety and general welfare. A more recent addition to building codes are energy codes which can cover walls, floors, ceiling insulation, windows, air leakage and duct leakage. The standards for energy code compliance vary from state to state and from municipality to municipality. Compliance is the responsibility of those constructing the home. In most cases, log cabin energy code compliance is expected just as in traditionally built homes. Continue reading
Spring is here! With the warm weather comes the revival of unwanted pests at the log cabin. So how do you avoid being a meal without using chemicals? Here are a few tips for protecting people, pets and the garden without pesticides. Continue reading
Engineered Logs – The Best Choice for Your Log Cabin
Log cabins have been admired for their beauty and durability for centuries. Building materials have evolved significantly since the first log cabins were built hundreds of years ago. Traditional logs are often being replaced with engineered logs. Continue reading
Log cabin lovers appreciate the warmth of log walls. Unfortunately charming log walls can also lead to very dark rooms. Lighting your log cabin doesn’t have to be challenging. Unless you want to whitewash your logs to brighten up rooms, the keys are to plan ahead and to use layers of light. Continue reading
Energy efficiency and sustainability work together to save the environment as well as money. Here a just a few solutions for keeping your log cabin green: Continue reading
Did you wait until the last minute and need to throw a Valentine’s Day gift together quickly? Are you tired of heart shaped cookies, chocolates and flowers? Here are ten quick ideas that can be made from objects you have around the house. Continue reading
Log Cabin Decks
Log cabin decks are made for relaxing, socializing end enjoying the great outdoors. By adding a deck, you extend your living space, while increasing the value of your log cabin. But before you rush off to the local hardware store to buy supplies, consider a few important factors. First, check with local zoning authorities to obtain the appropriate permits. Continue reading
In addition to a green manufacturing process, Conestoga Log Cabins & Homes shows its commitment to the environment in their selection of a manufacturing facility. Conestoga took dilapidated buildings and transformed them into its current state of the art manufacturing plant.
Small log cabins can present design challenges when it’s time to furnish them. One of the first things to think about is scale. When making furniture selections, keep that in mind that oversized furniture in small spaces leaves the room feeling tight and cramped. Here are a few other suggestions.