Similarities to Building a Flood Proof House and a Mountain Home

Similarities to Building a Flood Proof House and a Mountain Home

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), coastal flooding has become more frequent, and non-coastal areas have begun experiencing unusual changes in extreme weather. As climate change continues to persist, predictable weather patterns have become something of the past. As new homebuyers search for their perfect homes, it is a good idea to build a home that will be more resistant to extreme weather conditions, particularly flooding, as sea levels continue to rise.

Characteristics that make a flood-proof house resilient can be transferable to homes in different environments, such as houses built in steep mountain lots. Building a house in either terrain can be an overwhelming task for new and seasoned homeowners alike. Understanding the criteria for a great home is key in deciding how to choose a home builder that fits your personal taste and needs.

Similarities of a Flood Proof House to a Mountain House

First, let’s cover the characteristics of a flood-proof house and how it compares to a home designed for mountain terrain. Floodproof homes are typically found in coastal areas that experience heavy rains or are in flood-prone areas. While homes built in flood plains are typically thought of as “bad” places to live, there are some advantages to living in coastal flood-prone areas. For example, many residents who live in flood prone areas enjoy amenities such as easy access to oceans, rivers, lakes, or other natural bodies of water. 

Floodproof homes are typically built on stilts or are raised several feet into the air to keep the structure off of the ground in case of flooding. At Logangate Timber Homes, we offer elevated homes that are similar to stilt homes but are also vastly aesthetically different. Logangate elevated homes are 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. An added benefit is that this smart building style is a lot more affordable than pouring an entire slab foundation. 

Using this building technique allows Logangate elevated homes to be built in practically any location or terrain, no matter how difficult it may appear. Before the perfection of elevated homes, home designs for mountain terrain were entirely contingent on the surrounding landscape and what the builder has to adjust for the sloping terrain. Today, limitations on home design for mountain terrain have reversed, and homes can be built anywhere if the right home builder is chosen.

How to Choose a Home Builder

Choosing a home can be an electrifying and exciting process. Surfing the internet to find a great deal, good location, and amenities can take hours of research, exploring, and consulting with a real estate agent. While these processes are often thought of as rites of passage for homeowners, why choose a home that is going to be built by a cookie-cutter company or an already-built home that someone else has lived in? According to the US Census Bureau, roughly 1.3 million homes were completed in 2021. The census report does not distinguish between high-quality custom homes and identical home builds. 

At Logangate Timber Homes, we believe in quality over quantity and encourage interested new homeowners to consider building a unique house that our customers can call home. When choosing a home builder, there are some variables that stand out: customer care, builder experience, building quality, and overall cost are key factors that stand out. 

Customer Care: It’s always a good idea to pick a home builder that cares about the home more than the homeowner. Many potential new homeowners are deterred by the added time, stress, and unexpected costs and delays associated with building a home. That’s why choosing a home builder that cares about customer experience is a good builder to trust. A trustworthy builder is one that isn’t just a “yes” man; building a home requires an open dialogue between the professionals and the homeowner. This segues to our next key variable: builder experience.

Builder Experience: Experience is a key variable that can’t be taught; it comes with time. Experienced builders are worth their expertise because it will indirectly save you more time and money in the long term. Experienced home builders are more likely to have accurate cost estimates and often produce better quality homes.

Build Quality: This key variable is the cornerstone of any successful home-building company. Unlike cookie-cutter homes, having a premium quality home that stands out among the rest is a feeling that can’t really be described! When homeowners see and feel the quality of a house, it truly becomes a home.

Overall Costs: Cost is the biggest variable that new homeowners contend with when deciding how to choose a home builder. New custom homes cost more on average, but green building techniques can help ease the financial pain over time. Homes that are built to be energy efficient can potentially save hundreds in energy costs compared to other homes. Premanufacturing the home off-site and having it delivered for final construction is another great way to save; as modern technology continues to improve, premanufacturing has become more common and more affordable.

Build with Logangate

Whether you’re looking for a flood-proof house or a mountain home, Logangate is the premier choice. Each and every one of our homes are built with the environment in mind. You will feel comfortable living in the interior environment of the home, and by building your home in our sustainable manufacturing facility, you are helping the outside environment.

Benefits to choosing a Logangate Timber Home:

  • A timber frame home built by Logangate will stand for generations, providing housing value that lasts.
  • Timber frame homes are versatile. A timber frame house plans to suit both modern and classical architecture.
  • A timber frame home is spacious. The entire structure rests on the frame so your interior remains open and airy, giving you more living space.
  • Timber frame homes are beautiful. The timber framework is fully visible from the inside, adding warmth to your home décor.
  • Timber frame homes are warm. Insulation panels surround the timbers, making your home thermally efficient.
  • Timber frame homes are highly energy efficient.


Contact Logangate Timber Homes today to build your dream home! 

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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