Designing and building a beautiful log home can be a complicated process, but that is where we come in.
Here at Belanger Built, we work in collaboration with Coventry Log Homes to help create the perfect log home for you and your family. They source the materials for log homes directly from the factory and deliver all of the logs pre-cut, saving you thousands of dollars as well as hours of your time. To help get you started, take a look at our list below of factors to consider when deciding to build your log home.
Floor Plan and Design
Log homes come in many designs and it can be difficult to decide on a floor plan. A log cabin architect can be consulted; however, this can be very expensive. In collaboration with Coventry Log Homes, working with us will allow you to access their many existing floor plan designs, which you can choose from. They range from smaller, simple designs to larger, more complex ones. You will need the floor plan design to proceed with your build and send it to your local planning department.
It is important to make sure that you have permission to build your log home by obtaining the appropriate planning permission in your area. There may be building codes that your log home will need to adhere to, and it is important to know this before starting your build. Your builder should be familiar with the regulations and be able to give you some advice.
Building Your Cabin
When building your cabin, it is important to have an appropriate foundation put in place to ensure that the ground can support the weight of your log home. Hiring a professional builder that is experienced in building log cabins is highly recommended for this process so that your home is supported and stable. A construction company will then be able to start laying your logs, building the frame and the walls, adding in the floor, doors, windows, and roof. Working with a builder like Belanger Built who collaborates with professional log home companies like Coventry Log Homes means that the materials are already cut and measured before being delivered. This means that the building process can be completed quicker and to an extremely high standard.
Log Home Maintenance
Once your dream log home has been constructed, it is important to make sure that it is weatherproof so that it will last for as long as possible. It is important to clean your logs, seal them and stain them for longevity. Cleaning the logs removes any dust and debris that may be on them from the construction process. After they are cleaned, they should be left to dry for around two days before staining and sealing them.
Staining your cabin adds a protective layer while sealing it with caulk helps prevent air and moisture infiltration. Over the years, you should inspect your log home at least twice a year, identifying any cracks or splits over 2cm in size and sealing them.
If you have any questions or are looking for a free, no obligation quote for your dream log home, contact New Hampshire’s Belanger Built today. We make your dreams a reality.