MOUNTAIN HOME BLOG

How to Prep Your Log Home for Vacation Renters

Posted on | Log Homes |Mountain Home Building Products
If your log home doubles as a rental property for vacationers, there are ways to cozy up your cabin so visitors will be eager to return year after year — and leave you a great review. Charming decor, clean spaces and efficient planning can help your guests feel relaxed and comfortable throughout their stay. Whether your guests are staying for a full summer or a weekend...
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5 of the Oldest Log Cabins in America

Posted on | Log Homes |Mountain Home Building Products
It’s believed that the first log cabins in the United States were built nearly 400 years ago. Although the history of our nation is short, log cabins were there from the start. Today, log cabins have become more modern — functional and fashionable, instead of purely functional like their predecessors. Though our log cabins today have more amenities, it’s still fun to...
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What Is a Log Home Building System and Should I Use One?

Posted on | Log Homes |Mountain Home Building Products
Some of the most common questions we here are, “What is a log home building system?” and “Should I use one?” The answers aren’t very simple, as there are a lot of factors to consider. That’s why we’ve weighed strengths and weaknesses of a log home building system. What Is a Log Home Building System? A log home building system is an updated version of the traditional ...
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The Nitty-Gritty of a Mainstream Log Home Construction Schedule

Posted on | log homes |Josh Horner
You’ve decided to build your log home paradise - now what? The process can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. The good news is that the log home process can be broken down into four relatively simple phases that will outline where you are in the building process and help you gauge your progress: a strong foundation, a well laid plan, great bones, and the fini...
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5 Log Cabin Types All Experts Must Know

Posted on | log homes |Josh Horner
So you’re the proud owner of a parcel of land out in the wilderness and you want to tame the wilds (all while proving your mettle as a builder) by putting a log cabin out there. But the question “how to build a log cabin” lingers in your mind. So what do you do? Buy an already built log home or start your own log home building project? Whether you intend to build it you...
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The Ultimate Mountain Cabin Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Buying or Building a Mountain Cabin

Posted on | log homes |Josh Horner
Have you always dreamed of owning a secluded log cabin of your very own? For people who love the mountains, a log cabin is a dream come true. You could either build a custom cabin of your own on undeveloped land, or purchase a cabin that someone else has previously owned. Here’s what you need to know about how to build a log cabin, as well as some information about buyi...
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Home Improvements that Increase Your Log Home's Value

Posted on | log homes |Leroy Walker
Owning a vacation home is a dream come true, and there’s an undeniable quaintness and romance to having your own rustic mountain cabin. Once you’ve finally achieved your goal of buying a cabin, it’s time to furnish and decorate it. But what if it needs some work? Doing some renovation and remodeling work for your winter cabin can add quite a bit of market value -- more,...
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Do I Need to Remove Snow from My Roof?

Posted on | log homes |Leroy Walker
“Do I really need to remove snow from my roof?”, you might wonder. Usually, the answer is yes. Snow and ice removal from the roof is an essential part of log home maintenance. If you neglect it, you could find yourself dealing with ice dams that build up and damage your roof from their weight. However, not all snow needs to be removed. Here are some of the factors that ...
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What To Do When Your Log Home Wasn't Backbrushed

Posted on | log homes |Josh Horner
When you buy a log home, you want it to last well into the future. If it wasn't back-brushed before you bought it, you might need to back-brush it yourself or hire a professional. Back-brushing refers to the process of applying a stain or sealant to your log home's exterior while ensuring that the material sinks into every crack, gap, or imperfection in the wood. This c...
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4 Things to Check When Buying an Existing Log Home

Posted on | log homes |Leroy Walker
Many people dream of buying a log cabin in the mountains or a log home on the prairie. These beautiful houses look great no matter where you build them, but if you're buying an existing log home, you need to examine it carefully before you head to the closing table. Check for Insect Activity Although termites are often synonymous with wood destruction, other insects eat...
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How to Repair Your Log Home After Termite Damage

Posted on | log homes |Leroy Walker
A termite infestation can result in serious issues in your home — especially in log cabins, where your home is their food. Fortunately, although termites can cause some of the worst structural damage, there are ways to prevent that and protect your home from these pests. What Do Termites Do? Termites live in colonies, typically in wood or soil. They live by eating wood ...
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How to Protect Your Log Home From Forest Fires

Posted on | log homes |Josh Horner
Losing your home to a wildfire is a devastating prospect. Several U.S. states have experienced forest fires due to dry weather conditions over the past few years, and those who own log homes are more concerned than ever with protecting their homes from the unthinkable. With wildfire season upon us, it's important to understand wildfire mitigation techniques that can hel...
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