A Logangate Prebuilt home is smart no matter how you look at it. Our prebuilt home is simply a home that has pre made pieces, like walls, gable panels, roof panels, etc. We build your home wall panel by panel in our controlled factory setting. This allows for the highest quality construction and therefore a precision fit on the job site. This is a big deal because an air-tight fit means that you will NOT have air escaping. Instead, you will end up with an air-tight and energy efficient home. This means you will save BIG on your energy bills every month.
Many people don’t realize that Timber frame design is nothing new! It is based on the post and beam structural system and is one of the oldest construction methods known. Years ago, Timber frame building was used by the Egyptians, Greeks and other early builders. The style arrived in New England from Europe and consisted of wooden posts and beams, cut and shaped by hand and connected using wooden mortise and tenon joinery.
When most people start the process of building a home, they usually have a list of “musts” that they go over with the builder. What many forget is that it’s just as important to make sure you understand what the builder’s vision is for your home. It’s important to keep a constant dialogue open. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we want our homeowners to know that there are SEVERAL beautiful home styles to choose from and you don’t have to make up your mind in one day! It just really depends on your likes and dislikes. For example, most homeowners love the looks of a Timber Home but have no idea that it can be built for about the same price as a traditional home!
There are many benefits to building a Logangate Elevated Home. Essentially, an Elevated home is a raised home. It is similar to a stilt homes in that it is built on foundations that are raised above ground level to protect against flooding. Being elevated, the home will incur less damage in the event of a flood. Another benefit is that this smart building style is a lot more affordable then pouring an entire slab foundation. Another clear benefit is that an Elevated home can mean that you can build in a difficult location, or terrain. It also gives you extra space.
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.
If you are about to build a home there is a lot to familiarize yourself with. Different terms, building styles, products, you name it. Take a Prefabricated home for instance. Many people know a little but really don’t understand what this type of home truly is. Simply speaking, a Prefabricated home, also referred to as a pre-built home is basically a home that has pre made pieces, like walls, gable panels, roof panels, etc.
Years ago when people had homes built there really wasn’t a big emphasis on building an energy efficient home. Things have definitely changed but that doesn’t mean that every builder is focused on the environment. In fact, many builders just want to keep costs down, so they will use materials that cost less in an effort to stay on budget. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we want you to know that you can get your energy efficient home and STILL stay on budget.
When you hear the term post and beam construction it is referring to the term 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. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we are proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the industry. We’ve earned our name because we build amazing homes at fair and honest prices!
Many homeowners that I come across love the look of a Timber frame home but think it’s way out of their price range when it comes down to it. They admire these homes when they see them on TV shows but when it comes time to build they end up settling. Many end up going with a more typical and standard flat drywall ceiling. The thinking behind this is that a custom timber frame style of home is going to break the bank. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, this is what we do best! Why have standard flat drywall ceilings when an expansive Timber frame style home can be yours for about the same price? Our post & beam construction provides vaulted wood ceilings supported by the strength of Douglas Fir timbers. The benefit of Douglas fir timbers is that they are stronger, more durable and can handle higher impacts and weight loads. This means your timber home can withstand more extreme weather and are built to last longer than other wood types.
Many people who are in the process of having a home built really don’t understand the true meaning of the term ‘pre-fab home.’ A pre-fab home also known as a pre-built home is basically a home that has pre made pieces, like walls, gable panels, roof panels, etc. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we are extremely proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the industry. We’ve built our stellar reputation by building the highest quality homes at fair and honest prices. We build your home wall panel by panel in our controlled factory setting. This allows for the highest quality construction and therefore a precision fit on the job site. The beauty of our pre-fab home is that 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 factory setting, eliminating drafts and helping you save energy dollars. Many of our satisfied customers say because of this building method, their energy bills have been the lowest they’ve ever been!