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Q: How many years has your company been in business? A: We started building log structures in 1985, after completing a program at the well-known Mackie School of Log Building in British Columbia. We've since completed over 200 homes in nine states and Japan.
Q: Why build a "scribe-fit" log building? A: "Scribe-Fit" or "Swedish Cope" is a very old style of log building. Structures done in this method of log building have been around for hundreds of years. With a properly insulated and caulked roof, the tight fit is very energy efficient.
Q: Am I on my own after my log building is delivered? A: No. We want building your log home to be the best possible experience for you. We will work with the general contractor (often the homeowner) to help get you a building to be proud of.
Q: How energy-efficient are log buildings? A: Very efficient especially if the roof is insulated and caulked properly. Logs are measured per inch of log for R-factor. Red pine has a rating of 1.21 per inch of log. NSP gave the size log we use an R-rating of approximately 19-20 (average 16 in. log).
Q: What professional organizations do you belong to? A: International Log Builders Association and a graduate of the Mackie School of Log Building (registered Canadian Trade School).
Q: What kind of maintence do log buildings require? A: Logs should be treated with a preservative that allows the wood to breathe. Pigment is nessary for UV protection in the form of stain, and most companies suggest a top coat. A borate product should be used before the stain and after the logs are cleaned. A good wood treatment product should last 5-7 years. We strongly recommend 4 ft. of roof overhang for log protection from the elements.
Q: Why don't you build with logs in the gable ends? A: Logs stacked on top of each other without notches for stability can separate as they move and settle. We use conventional construction in the gable ends with an upright post under the ridge pole and purlins. Glass windows are frequently located in this area to lighten up the home, as are tongue and grove boards or sheetrock. Often on the gable's loft end we have installed a balcony to the outside used with an atrium door on the gable wall, perhaps with other windows.