Archive for January, 2014

Logangate IS your Energy Efficient Choice

If you are considering building your dream home, a beautiful timber home, you should be excited! It is a choice that reveals your sense of style and your importance placed on the environment. Here at Logangate Timber Homes of Asheville, NC we want you to be reminded of the warmth and strength of your home each time you gaze above at the Douglas Fir Timbers. You feel the warmth knowing that you have a very energy efficient home. We are your partner to help you design your home as efficient as you want and within your budget.

It’s no secret that building codes across the United States and beyond are becoming more stringent when it comes to the energy efficiency. While existing homes can be retrofitted to an extent, new home builders have the distinct advantage of being able to plan and prepare for higher efficiency and the savings that come along with it. Here are a few tips we’ve learned in our business that are inspired by a recent article by Timber Home Living.

1. Roof Insulation: The number one area that provides the most bang for your buck is a properly insulated roof system. We all know heat rises and wood is a very poor insulator. You want a roof system with continuous foam roof insulation without any 2x between them that blankets your roof and prevents any thermal bridging. Ever see unfrosted lines on a frosted over roof on a cold morning. That is heat loss through the wood roof trusses.

2. Quality Windows and Doors: With even the best windows, the most inefficient part of your building envelope with be the windows. Being a part of your home’s shell, windows and doors have to be able to integrate well into the wall systems and have Low-E capabilities. If a window is poorly installed or is of lower quality with little to no tinting, it can comprise the efficiency of the entire envelope. Make sure your windows have a U-value and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient that meets the code for where you are building, remember the lower the number the better.

3. Insulated Foundations: In our experience building traditional timber homes, the combination of timber framing and SIPs with ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms) or Superior Wall foundations has proven to create extremely tight envelopes that are well insulated from the ground up, literally.

4. Large Overhangs: Eaves and overhangs help protect your windows and interior spaces from sun exposure. Having eaves with an appropriate depth for your area and climate can also help to protect the home from the area’s weather systems year-round.

Here at Logangate, we follow these principles in every Timber Home we build. Any contractor can build a home but will it be a home that is kind to the environment and to your pocketbook? Green and energy efficient building refers to the way of building that’s kinder to our environment. It’s also a way of building that saves energy, which in return will save you a significant amount of money every month on your heating and cooling bills.

Logangate Timber Homes has been in business for over 45 years. We strive to provide our customers with beautiful, energy efficient, affordable prefabricated homes. Manufactured responsibly and sustainably, you can feel good about purchasing a Logangate home. It’s the Logangate difference.

Want a Home that is High Quality, Gorgeous, & a Perfect Fit?

If you are after a home that is made with the highest quality construction and precise fit, then our panelized home is for you. Simply speaking, our panelized home is built panel by panel in our controlled factory setting. This allows for the highest quality construction and therefore a precision fit on the job site. Our professionals ensure that you get a beautiful home with a perfect fit. Guaranteed.

Here at Logangate Timber Homes  we are proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the industry. We have been building Panelized Post & Beam Homes for over 45 years and started before the word panelized was even being used.

Part of the reason we have such a stellar reputation is that we use extremely high quality materials that are extremely green and energy efficient. Plus, we keep our overhead down so we can offer fair and honest pricing.
Our panelized home combines the beauty of post & beam and the efficiency of panelized construction. We also panelize your roof system, even though many companies do not. The ceilings are the heart and soul of Timber Frame, and we wouldn’t even think about skipping this step.

Here at Logangate, we are dedicated to providing high quality and gorgeous homes to our customers. We strive to provide our low environmental impact homes at an affordable price. Our homes are manufactured responsibly and sustainably so you can feel good about a prefabricated home from Logangate. You can rest assured that a panelized construction from Logangate Homes will be beautiful, durable and will last a lifetime.

Logangate EXCELS at Turning Difficult Terrain into Dream Homes

If you think that your dream home isn’t possible because the terrain is too steep, hilly, rocky or any other reason, Logangate Timber Homes can help! Here at Logangate, we are proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the building industry. We’ve earned our reputation by building some of the highest quality and drop dead gorgeous timber homes throughout the U.S. We believe everyone should have the home of their dreams and we are honored to help you make your dream a reality.

Now, let’s talk about your dream site. If it has a steep terrain and other building challenges, our cantilever homes are the perfect solution. Cantilever homes are simply speaking, beams that are anchored only on one end. This allows for overhanging structures without having to have external bracing, giving your home a clean unique look. Foundation savings can be realized with this approach. Cantilever homes are a clever way around restricted footprints and building on steep terrains. They also come in extremely handy whenever a good panorama needs to be captured. The resulting buildings are both visually and spatially exciting – almost surreal structures of excitingly frail equilibrium.

Here at Logangate, we are experts at turning dreams into reality. While catering to our clients’ tastes, we pay special attention to specific detail throughout whole process. We strive to provide our customers with beautiful, energy efficient, affordable prefabricated homes. All of our homes are manufactured responsibly and sustainably. That’s the Logangate difference.

Logangate CAN Make your Dreams a Reality

Most homeowners dream of the perfect home but never feel like their dream will come to fruition. We here at Logangate Timber Homes, we want to change that type of thinking. We are proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the industry. We have been in business for over 45 years and strive to provide our customers with a beautiful, energy efficient, and affordable prefab home. A prefab home from Logangate is manufactured responsibly and sustainably. No exceptions.

Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we have made it our life’s work to provide you with a beautiful, energy efficient prefab home at an affordable price. The reason we are able to keep our homes affordable is that we purchase directly from the lumber mill and factories to cut out unnecessary middle man markup. We specialize in building homes in hard to build areas like mountain sides and coastal regions. We have a variety of prefabricated homes that can be customized to fit your needs, style and budget. From timber homes, to pedestal homes, to cantilever homes and more we can help you build the homes of your dreams. Affordably and with an emphasis on taking care of our environment.

Since the walls of our homes are built in our facility, you can get an air tight seal that is hard to create outside of our controlled factory setting, eliminating drafts and helping you save energy dollars. We are so committed to green building, that we practice sustainable manufacturing, conserving electricity, use renewable energy and strive toward zero waste. We would love to come out and meet with you and show you all that we have to offer. With Logangate you can make your dream of owning a gorgeous DREAM home a reality.

Everyone Deserves a DREAM Home–Make it a Reality with Logangate

The term Post and Beam construction is basically a term used for building home frames with large timbers. Typically steel plates often tie members together. This allows for a home to have much more clerestory space to enhance the beauty of wood.

Post and Beam Construction, is also known as Timber Framing. It is a centuries-old building technique. Solid timbers are connected by mortise and tenon joints and secured together with oak pegs. Often compared to fine furniture, the beams of these homes are fully exposed to the inside.

Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we are proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the building industry. We’ve earned our reputation by building some of the highest quality and drop dead gorgeous Timber homes throughout the beautiful state of North Carolina as well as throughout the U.S. We believe everyone should have the home of their dreams and we are honored to help you make your dream a reality.

Think about it. Why have standard flat drywall ceilings when an expansive timber frame style home can be yours for about the same price. Our post and beam construction provides vaulted wood ceilings supported by solid Douglas fir timbers. Wall & Roof components are built in a controlled factory environment for the highest level of craftsmanship. Our panelized homes can be shipped anywhere and allow for much faster dry in times. You can customize the floor plan including expanding the home in 4ft. increments.

As a custom post and beam company, we specialize in classic architecture including mountain lodges, custom homes, lakeside retreats and all types of timber frame structures. We design and build ground up efficient and elegant timber frame homes. While catering to our clients’ tastes, we pay special attention to specific detail throughout whole process. Logangate Timber Homes has been in business for over 45 years. We strive to provide our customers with beautiful, energy efficient, affordable prefabricated homes. Manufactured responsibly and sustainably, you can feel good about purchasing a Logangate home. Your DREAM home can be your reality with Logangate Timber Homes.

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