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Modern Timber Frame Mountain Homes

We spend more time in our homes than almost any other place. At Logangate Timber Homes, we believe that modern mountain homes should be more than just a place to live, it’s a place to make a statement. Living in the mountains is a luxury experience and getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life is beneficial in many ways. Whether you’re looking for a vacation home, investment home, or a forever home, you can’t go wrong with the tranquility and rustic beauty of modern mountain homes by Logangate. Our timber frame cabin kits allow for expansive vaulted rooms with the warmth of douglas fir timbers. Most timber companies use lesser pine or similar tongue and groove but Logangate ups it one more by providing 2×6 Douglas Fir tongue and groove. Thus all of our mountain home plans’ ceilings are designed entirely with Douglas fir to create a dramatic and beautiful environment. Douglas Fir is not only beautiful, but it is also the strongest softwood available. Logangate Timber Frame Mountain Homes are built with strength, beauty, and durability in mind.

Cantilevered Home

Cantilevered Home

Sloped terrains can be challenging to build on, but not for Logangate’s modern mountain homes. The pedestal home by Logangate Timber Homes has the unique ability to cantilever 10-12 feet in all four directions. Steeply sloped lots are now buildable because the pedestal home requires only a small foundational footprint. Less foundation, especially on a steep lot, means dramatic cost savings on your foundation and final timber home build. Not only do you get a uniquely designed Cantilevered Home but timber frame mountain homes offer a living experience that is unlike any other. At Logangate, we offer Classic and Contemporary Pedestal homes, timber frame mountain homes, and many other mountain home plans to accommodate anyone’s style and taste as well as offer a wide range of plans with different square foot parameters.
Post & Beam Cabins

Post & Beam Cabins

Our Post and Beam style utilizes a post in the wall that supports the Douglas Fir rafter coming down on that point load. Our rafters are 4’ on center thus we typically grow or shrink the floor plans in 4’ increments. We also offer a fully exposed loft floor system using the same Douglas Fir that you would see in the ceiling. Capturing your views is most critical. Our Timber Frame Kit designs do just that. True Timber Home designs do not have attics therefore our clerestories are just that, clear and open which allows us to design glass all the way to the ceiling.
PreFab Timber Frame Home Kit

PreFab Timber Frame Home Kit

Logangate Timber Frame Mountain Homes are a Hybrid Timber Home company. We stick build the walls and pre-install the windows all in our plant, that process is called panelization. With our table jigs, we are able to build the walls with much tighter tolerances than if they were built in the field. We pre-cut and sand all the timbers and pull all the material you would need to dry in your new home. You can say Timber Frame Kit Home or Prefab Timber Frame Kit Home, but the technical term is Panelized Post and Beam Home. That is what we do.
Stay on Time and on Budget

Stay on Time and on Budget

With Logangate Timber Frame Mountain Homes, your package or kit costs are known upfront and will not change. No onsite delays with a Panelized prefab timber frame kit. Delivered on time and erected in days not months. Quick erection time eliminates unwanted exposure to the elements, little to no wasted materials, and less chance of theft. Just a better way to build.
Quality is our Signature

Quality is our Signature

For over 50 years we have been providing the highest quality Post and Beam homes delivered throughout the country. We have stood the test of time with hard work, excellent service, and providing an exceptional home with exceedingly high value. The proof is in the quality of every Logangate home and customer satisfaction is an added bonus. Browse Logangate’s modern mountain homes and get started on your journey to your perfect home today!

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What are Panelized Home Kits and How Does it Save Money?

What are Panelized Home Kits and How Does it Save Money?

Prefabricated homes have existed for a long time. The first documented instance in the recent century is in 1908 by the Sears & Roebuck company. Sears & Roebuck created an assembly-line style of cottages that could be ordered through a catalog. While Sears & Roebuck were the first to pioneer the prefabricated home, they certainly did not perfect it. Very few of these cottage designs have survived over the century but the pre-manufacturing practice lives on to this modern age of laser-precision and AutoCAD computer models.

Today, modern panelized home kits are considerably more sophisticated compared to their humble beginnings. Panelized home kits, panel-built homes, and panelized homes are synonymous and refer to the practice of pre-building the home in parts in an off-site facility. Panelized homes have pre-made pieces, like walls, gable panels, roof panels, etc. Today, the benefit of a modern panelized home kit is that they are extremely smart and energy-efficient homes.

Savings Before Building

There are many reasons to consider a prefabricated home for you and your family. Let’s start with the beginning. When the homebuyer chooses one of our panelized home kits, a Logangate professional consultant will work with you to determine the home floor plan. The project site and floor plan will determine much of the cost. At Logangate Timber Homes, we pass on savings in material costs by sourcing reliable materials from trusted suppliers. These materials come in the form of timber, passive solar window systems, and next-generation insulation boards. From there, savings are passed onto the homebuyer.

When the homebuyer chooses a floor plan, the home will be built panel-by-panel inside of a climate-controlled factory setting. Our controlled factory setting is an important aspect of building your home. Since the walls of our homes are built in our facility, this enables us to give you an airtight seal that is hard to create outside of our own factory setting. Traditional headers above windows can significantly reduce your home’s efficiency. A header bridges the load from the roof/floor above. Logangate Timber Homes use Post & Beam construction with rafters 4’ on center. As long as the window is between those points no header is required and you can insulate the space above the window.  

Why Modern Panelized Home Kits are Preferred

There are so many benefits to choosing a home from Logangate Timber Homes. Our homes are comprised of panelized walls & roof panels along with pre-cut Douglas Fir timbers. You may be asking yourself: “why don’t we build our panels on the job site?”. That’s a good question and the answer is that panel-built homes are built in our facility so that we can get the tightest seal possible in all panel construction components. This ultra-tight seal is nearly impossible to recreate outside of a controlled factory setting. Using air sealing methods inside of a controlled environment means that the sealant is allowed to dry in optimal conditions. Air sealing plays an important role in eliminating drafts and helping the homebuyer save on energy costs. Without the airtight seal, you will have gaps and leaks and the home’s energy bills will be more difficult to control.

Panelized home kits also eliminate wasted materials. Compared to homes that are traditionally built-on site, there is a significant amount of wasted products. For panelized homes, any waste materials can be recycled and reused in the next home thus allowing more of that cost to be saved. Panelized home kits also allow for precision fit construction and significantly reduce the overall build time. Building inside of a manufacturing warehouse also allows for labor cost savings as well.

Our panelized home kits combine the beauty of post & beam and the efficiency of panelized construction. We offer many types of homes including pedestals, cabin kits, cantilevered, timber, and contemporary homes. Whatever home is right for you and your family it will be built well and with a special emphasis on the environment. This is true for every single home we build no matter what style or design you choose.

Building Quality Homes for Decades

Logangate Timber Homes has been building homes for over fifty years. At Logangate, we pride ourselves in sustainable building practices, being certified in green building, and providing truly breathtaking end products. Our homes are designed with the highest attention to detail and even higher quality materials.

With the price of energy continuing to go up year after year, Logangate Timber Homes provide highly energy-efficient homes that save homebuyers annual savings that will continue for the life of the home. Investing in efficient passive window systems, siding, and smart panelized roof systems is one of the several ways that Logangate Timber Homes deliver an energy-efficient home.

Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we are extremely proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the building industry. We know there are a lot of options when it comes to building a perfect home which is why we make sure every single client of ours gets the very best customer service and treatment. 

Contact us at Logangate Timber Homes to start building your energy-efficient dream home today!

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Building an Energy Efficient Cabin has Been Made Easy

Building an Energy-Efficient Cabin has Been Made Easy

Building an energy-efficient cabin has never been more popular than they are now! Everyone is looking for a rustic but modern look with an emphasis on energy cost savings. At Logangate Timber Homes, we are dedicated to building an affordable cabin for our customers and can help build your dream cabin faster than traditional stick-built methods. There’s a reason why timber frame homes have existed for centuries, homebuyers love the durability, design flexibility, and insulation properties that timber frame homes provide. Coupled with modern building practices, energy-efficient timber frame home plans are becoming more popular than ever. Let’s take a look at what goes into our energy-efficient timber frame home plans and why energy efficiency is a hot topic.

Early Steps in Building an Energy Efficient Cabin

At Logangate, our process begins with sourcing energy-efficient building materials from reliable partners. These materials not only include Douglas Fir rafters but also high-quality insulation and modern passive window systems. Our energy-efficient timber frame home plans are prefabricated. We begin building a home inside of a climate-controlled manufacturing facility. Utilizing this method allows our builders to eliminate waste while also protecting your energy-efficient building materials from harsh elements before they are weatherproofed.

Pre-manufacturing of panels also allows for a precision fit and tight air-sealed walls; this will reduce the number of drafts in your home, ultimately saving more on future energy costs. 

Logangate Cabin Plans Include:

  • Douglas fir timbers & Tongue & Groove: These are some of the strongest and most durable timbers in the industry, so you can feel confident your cabin will last for a long time.
  • Energy Efficient: Since parts of your home are built in our facility, you get air-tight seals to help reduce energy bills. Insulated roof panel system with R-values from R-33 to R-40. Passive Solar design to maximize natural efficiencies.
  • Quality: Our manufacturing facility allows us to make your home more factory-controlled. This reduces defects and drafts in your home. Saving you energy dollars.
  • Green: Our manufacturing facility is dedicated to using renewable sources of energy and we strive toward zero waste.
  • Large Selection: We have a variety of cabin & chalet plans available that can be customized to fit your needs.

Energy Efficient Timber Frame Home Plans

When our customers decide on having our professionals build a cabin home, we collaborate with the homebuyer in choosing their floor plans. The floor plans can vary depending on the individual preferences of the homebuyer and can be limited depending on the job site. Building on sloping, difficult terrain can be extremely expensive. Traditional concrete foundations can be extremely expensive. For building an affordable cabin on sloping terrain, it is recommended to choose a cantilever design or a pedestal home with a smaller concrete slab, this will save the homebuyer on foundation costs and offers less disturbance in the surrounding area.

Building an energy-efficient cabin is more than just saving on the front end of the cost, it is also using high-quality materials that have inherent insulation qualities. 

Why Energy Efficient Building Materials Matter

The numbers may be shocking but they certainly do not lie. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), more than 90% of the 116 million homes in the United States are expected to have higher heating bills this winter compared with last winter, mainly because of higher projected prices for residential natural gas, propane, and electricity. For 2021, the EIA reports that households spent 54% more than the previous year to heat their home in the winter. This is a profound rise in energy costs, which is why many American homebuyers are scrambling to find ways to cut down costs.

One of the ways to lower energy costs is through using Energy Star appliances and Energy Star-rated products and electronics. Energy Star labels are awarded to any energy-consuming products that are designed to protect the environment and also save consumers money. These labels follow strict guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the US Department of Energy. Using Energy Star products can lower energy costs by anywhere from ten to sixty percent in energy costs compared to non-Energy Star labeled products. While using Energy Star products is a great way to save, mechanical products have a lifespan. Refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryers, and even microwave ovens all have a lifespan. If these appliances don’t break, the overall efficiency of it will eventually deteriorate and the initial savings will eventually dry up.

For this reason, a more permanent solution to energy savings is the building itself. Logangate Timber Homes is committed to green building practices, we utilize sustainable manufacturing, conserve electricity, use renewable energy, and strive toward zero waste.

We offer pedestal homes, timber homes, and cabin kits as you create your dream home at an affordable price.

Building an Energy-Efficient Cabin is an Investment

With the price of energy continuing to go up, homeowners are after every possible way to keep their energy bills in check. Energy-efficient appliances are a great start but the biggest way to save energy is with a home that is built for efficiency. At Logangate Timber Homes, every home that we build is an energy-efficient home that will last for generations, compounding the savings in energy cost over time. The EIA estimates that an energy-efficient home can save up to 25% on utility bills annually. While this rate can fluctuate depending on what measures are taken to save on energy, homebuyers who buy Logangate Timber Homes can rest assured that their home is built with energy savings in mind.

At Logangate Timber Homes, we use practices that include creating structures and using processes that are responsible and as efficient as they come. We practice sustainable manufacturing in our facility, conserving electricity, striving towards zero waste, and using renewable energy. For more information, contact us at Logangate and start building your dream home today!

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Building an Energy Efficient Home with Logangate

Building an Energy-Efficient Home with Logangate 

Years ago when people had homes built there really wasn’t a big emphasis on building the most energy-efficient home. Conscious decisions in building an energy-efficient home became popular when climate change became an emphasized reality across the world. Things have definitely changed but that doesn’t mean that every builder is focused on the environment. In fact, many builders still just want to keep costs down, so they will use materials that cost less in an effort to stay on budget. At Logangate Timber Homes, we focus on building an energy-efficient home while staying within your budget without trading away quality.

We are dedicated to energy-efficient building practices to ensure a high-quality end product. Our homes are manufactured responsibly and sustainably so you can feel good about a green home from Logangate Timber Homes. 

Saving Money Through Reliably Sourced Materials

At Logangate, we field our materials through direct purchasing from lumber mills, window manufacturers, and other suppliers to allow us to save on material costs. From there, we utilize modern energy-efficient building practices to manufacture our panelized walls, windows, roofs, etc. Saving on material costs in the early stages of construction means we pass those savings on to our Logangate customers.

Logangate’s Energy Efficient Building Practices

Our commitment to sustainable living means that your Logangate Timber Home will be highly energy efficient. One of Logangate’s solutions to reducing heat loss in the winter is by improving building energy efficiency through the elimination of thermal bridging. This is an industry-popular method of green building that significantly increases the overall energy efficiency. To eliminate thermal bridging, we use an insulation board over wooden studs on the walls to greatly reduce the energy loss through the wooden stud. 

Green building also refers to building an energy-efficient home using the pre-manufacturing process of panels. Logangate Timber Homes are pre-manufactured in an enclosed climate-controlled warehouse facility that keeps materials dry and sheltered from the elements. This is an essential component to the overall quality of the home because the materials are not needlessly exposed to harsh elements before the home is ready for weatherproofing. Another advantage of using pre-manufacturing techniques is that there are significantly fewer wasted materials. Any wasted materials can be recycled and reused in the next house, eliminating the famous burn pile at the construction site.  A huge win for the environment.

Logangate understands that most consumers are interested in building the most energy-efficient home because they want to do everything possible to live responsibly. Our Team will be committed to building an energy-efficient home with you to ensure you get the most efficient and durable home possible. This team constantly studies the industry looking for new technologies and better methods of green building so they can extend that knowledge to your home.

Why Improving Building Energy Efficiency is Important

According to a 2021 report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average US household paid an average of 30% more in heating energy costs in the winter of 2021 due to rising fuel prices and overall fuel demand. Households using oil to heat their homes paid an average of 43% more than compared to 2020 and propane users were impacted the hardest with a 54% rise in prices compared to 2020. This is a staggering rise and it is expected to increase as the global oil and gas consumption increases each year, with these increases in energy cost it makes sense why improving building energy efficiency is at the forefront of everyone’s minds! 

Of course, high oil and gas prices mean that electricity is the next viable option. Fortunately for electricity users, prices for homes that were heated with electricity rose 6% compared to the previous year. While electricity prices rose the least, electricity furnaces typically cost more overall to run.

With these energy cost factors in mind, it is completely understandable why new home buyers are interested in building the most energy-efficient homes to combat the next spike in energy cost. Improving building energy efficiency is key to a sustainable home and future. 

Logangate’s Popular Construction Styles

If you are really leaning towards building a home and absolutely love the beauty of wood, our Post and Beam Construction is a great option to consider. Essentially, the term Post and Beam Construction is 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. Another name for Post and Beam Construction is Timber Framing.  Timber Frame utilizes connections by mortise and tenon joints and is secured together with pegs. Many homeowners love Timber Home construction because the beams of these homes are fully exposed. It creates a rustic and gorgeous presence that is impossible not to notice.

This type of construction provides vaulted wood ceilings supported by beautiful and solid Douglas fir timbers. Wall & Roof components are built in a controlled factory environment for the highest level of craftsmanship. We specialize in classic architecture including mountain lodges, and lakeside retreats, and Contemporary timber frame structures.

We build in a way that saves energy, which in return will save you a significant amount of money every month on your energy bills.

Modern Techniques to Conquer Difficult Terrain

For site locations that are in a floodplain or an environmentally sensitive site, an elevated home is a must. Basically, an elevated home is a home that is raised above the ground; these styles are similar to a stilt home and with some distinct differences. The two styles are similar in that they are built on foundations that are raised above the floodplain. 

Our elevated pedestal home can not only be raised but it can cantilever over awkward or difficult terrain. This building style makes some locations now possible such as steep mountain slopes or floodplains. Using elevated pedestal homes is another environmentally focused building practice used by Logangate; these smart designs mean less disruption to the natural environment.

Homes Built with Honesty and Affordability in Mind

In the building industry, the term ‘slab-on-grade‘ (also known as having a shallow foundation) is simply referring to a type of foundation that is very near to the surface. A slab-on-grade foundation is an excellent choice for many homeowners because it is a more affordable foundation that is also extremely durable. With that being said, as cost-effective, as a slab-on-grade foundation is, it really only makes sense in warmer climates where freezing and thawing are less of a concern.

We also keep our overhead down so we can offer fair and honest pricing. For 50 years, Logangate has been dedicated to providing high-quality, gorgeous timber frame cabins and 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 be proud of your Logangate Timber Home. We listen to our homeowners and put their needs first to ensure that you not only end up with a great house but your dream home. Contact us at Logangate Timber Homes and start your journey to having your dream home today!

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Logangate Timber Homes

Logangate Timber Homes is custom home builder in Asheville, North Carolina, specializing in building beautiful Modern Post & Beam Homes, Pedestal Timber Homes, Chalet Timber Homes, and Timber Frame Cabins. We have over 50 years of experience building panelized Timber Frame Homes that can be found all over the nation and are particularly popular in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We are dedicated to designing beautifully crafted affordable Timber Frame Homes.

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Phone Number: 828-707-4383
Asheville, NC