When you hear the term green building you typically think of a way of building that’s kinder and gentler to the environment. That is true but when a home is built using these building practices, you will also save a great deal of energy and money! Ultimately, it is a practice that includes creating structures and using processes that are responsible and efficient. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we are extremely proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the industry. We take green building seriously—it’s an integral part of who we are. We practice sustainable manufacturing in our facility, conserving electricity, striving towards zero waste, and using renewable energy.
To me, there is nothing more beautiful than a gorgeous timber home. I was watching a dream home episode on HGTV and everyone was ooohing and ahhhing at how breathtakingly beautiful the featured timber home was. I really believe that homeowners have their homes built with standard flat drywall ceilings because they simply don’t know their options. They just don’t know that a timber home can be built for about the same price!
To me there is nothing more beautiful than a spacious timber home with expansive ceilings and drop dead gorgeous views. We here at Logangate Timber Homes 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 homes throughout the beautiful state of North Carolina as well as throughout the U.S.
Foundation walls and basements can be the coldest dampest places in the home. One option many of our clients are choosing is Superior Walls. Superior Walls has been the world leader in custom residential precast concrete foundation systems since 1981. Their product creates comfortable living space, not just basement space, while lowering energy costs. That’s why Superior Walls are in demand as the superior foundation for new custom homes.
When provided with 1/2″ of Dow® THERMAX™ insulation and 4-1/2″ of rigid foam insulation, the Xi Plus Wall system has an insulation value of R-21.3. That’s a tremendous R-Value for your basement.
Does the sound of living incredibly close to water sound like paradise to you? If you crave this type of tranquil and serene living, then a stilt home, also known as a Piling home is for you. Simply speaking, a Piling home is a home that is built on raised piles that serve as a foundation for the home. The poles resemble stilts that the home sits securely on top of. This type of construction typically rests 10-12 feet off the ground to safely allow for high tide. The main reason a Piling home is built is to protect against flooding. These homes allow homeowners to feel as if they are on vacation all year round because they appear to almost hover over the water.
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.
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.
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.
Timber Homes can be either Post & Beam or Timber Frame with the main difference being how the timbers are connected to each other. Post and beam typically uses decorative steel plates to tie members together. Timber Frame, on the other hand, uses centuries-old building technique that are connected by mortise and tenon joints and secured together with oak pegs. The beams of both techniques of these homes are fully exposed to the inside. The Timbers allows for a home to have much more clerestory space adding great amounts of volume to a room and highlighting the beauty of the wood. As you could probably imagine, Timber Frame homes are typically much more expensive than post and beam. Precision cut and fitting the joints is very labor intensive and the main reason for the cost increase. At Logangate Timber Homes, we utilize post and beam techniques. We believe we can achieve just as beautiful end product without breaking the bank.
Green building is such an important term when you are thinking about a home for you and your family to live in. Any contractor can build a home but will it be a home that is kind to the environment and to your pocketbook? Let’s talk a little more about green building. This 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. Two easy design decisions you have is roof and sidewall insulation values. Using our e-SIP panel for the roofs you can choose an R-value of 34, 41.5 or 51. For your sidewalls, we can add 1″ foam board to increase your R-value by 5 making your whole wall system R-19 or R-24. Ultimately, it is a practice that includes creating structures and using processes that are responsible and efficient.