If you are looking to build a getaway home in the woods, by the beach or just want that rustic look, Logangate Timber Homes has the perfect cabin plans just for you! We can help build your dream cabin quicker and more affordably. Our cabin plans are prefabricated which means we stick build the walls, pre-cut the Douglas Fir Rafters, and fabricate the insulated roof panels in our manufacturing facility. This allows you to have a quicker build time and a more energy efficient cabin. Many of our satisfied customers tell us they can’t believe how easy and streamlined choosing their perfect cabin layout really was! We ship these pieces directly to your final building site and have a variety of layouts to choose from that can be customized to meet your needs.
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 Kit Home it is simply referring to a prebuilt home. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, our Kit Home is made of pre-assembled walls (panelized construction) with the windows already installed. We also pre-cut and sand the Douglas Fir Rafters and fabricate the insulated foam roof panels. With this process, you can have your home dried in in only a few days minimizing your homes exposure to the weather. We also as a standard, install 5/8” polyiso rigid foam board underneath the wall sheathing. Not only do you get an R-4 value from the product but it also creates an important thermal break. We think this is a much better system than standard 2×6 walls with only OSB sheathing. 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.
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!