- Logs twist as they dry!
The drying and slight twist of wall logs is a natural occurrence in any log home. When
a log home is newly built the logs are green (freshly harvested) making the structure
tight (logs fitting close together); but over time as the logs dry areas may open-up due
to settling and twisting. With a stockade style log wall; logs are separate, grooved on
all sides and locked together by wood splines. These splines act as a locking device
which gives the wall strength as well as a secondary air stop. Shorter logs generally
do not twist as much as longer logs; but if they do twist there is room for it.
- No Wall Length Limitations!
Stockade style log walls are not limited to the normal 30ft wall lengths as found in
traditional style log walls. Wall logs are positioned side by side, locked together
with wood splines, allowing for longer straight continuous walls. This allows for larger
rooms for such design options as an open concept design. Retail and commercial
businesses now have the option to have their show rooms, studios or galleries
constructed with log to give their clients and customers that warmer and more rich
atmosphere that only log can provide.
- Water beads and quickly drains to the ground!
After a rain a stockade style log wall is often dry, protecting it from the effects of
stagnant water and eventually mold or decay. This drying occurs simply because the rain
runs down the length of the wall log to the ground.
- Durability & the Ease of Repair!
The aftermath of extreme weather may leave your log home with a few blemishes or damage
to a section of a wall. Repair to a stockade log style log wall could not be easier, in
the case of a single damaged log it can be pulled out and a new one reinstalled. If the
damage is much more extensive many logs can be replaced in the same manner.
There is a misconception that log homes are not affordable. On average our stockade
style log homes are priced 25% less than traditional style log homes. Cost savings can
be contributed to an increased efficiency at our log yard and the availability of quality
logs; all because the logs are shorter.
- Notch Choice!
We produce the Scandinavian scribed log wall with your choice of
saddle notch or compressed saddle notch. Whichever
notch you chose it is still the joint that makes the corners where two logs pass each
other at 90 degrees. (scarfed)
Saddle Notch allows the notches to settle tighter to one another with fewer hang ups.
Compressed Saddle Notch is similar to the saddle notch except for the scribe at the notch is less then the lateral scribe. By doing this the lateral cuts may be open during the building process and possibly for the first few years; but as the logs settle the lateral gaps close.
- Retain their value
Looking at your log home through an investment lense, the return has been known to
double in value over 10 years.
A symbol of the North American frontier; far removed from the crude structures of the
past. Today's Log homes are as unique as their owners, enhanced by modern architecture
and the character of their wood grain and colour. Log homes have been become symbols of
independence, success and self-sufficiency.
- Less maintenance than conventional homes!
Log homes generally have less need for maintenance than conventional homes. This is
great news for those in their retirement years and young families on the go. In
addition, the ease of maintenance translates to additional long-term savings.