October 1, 2009
Fall is a Great Time to Plan for Next Year!
This is the perfect time to start planning for building a new home next summer.
As a TLC newsletter subscriber, you have the opportunity of special pricing, and
this month we are offering a 20% discount off of the current log shell list price for our featured design,
the Westbury. (See below for details).
This Month's Featured Design
Windows and decks galore...take full advantage of the view and nature
When we first introduced the
as a new design in 2003, the reaction was immediate and positive.
In the six years since it has become our most popular design, spawning many variations and customizations
constructed on urban and rural sites across North America.
Covered entry porch
Homeowners were often first attracted by the dynamic, modern roof profile, then fell in love with the open plan floor layout.
The home turns a graceful 45 degree angle, making it perfect for a view site.
That angle is also reflected in the raked prow roof gables which point towards the horizon on both ends of the home.
The great room features a wide bayed-prow front
and a full height fireplace, all overlooked by a cantilevered upper walkway.
Vaulted ceilings abound throughout the home, including the master bedroom and ensuite bathroom.
The master suite also enjoys french doors which give convenient access to the large deck.
The living room features large prow windows
The vaulted kitchen and dining room area
Master suite with french doors to deck
Master ensuite bathroom with vaulted ceiling
At $136,447 US for the log shell package, this is an affordable dream home.
As with all our designs, you can customize the basement
plan by adding more bedrooms, a family room...the options are endless.
Remember, as a newsletter subscriber you are eligible for an automatic
20% discount off this price!
If you proceed with a design agreement and deposit
before the end of October, your price for the
Westbury log shell will be an even more affordable
a saving of $27,289.
Money saved is money earned!
for October only:
The building season is almost done!
This is your last opportunity
to see a log home being set up on a client's site.
Here are some of our upcoming scheduled deliveries:
- Golden, Colorado: end of Oct.
- Park City, Utah: late Oct./early Nov.
If you would be interested in seeing one of these, please contact us by phone or reply to this email,
and we will let you know the exact location and date.
Log Home Construction Close Up
Your Log Home vs Mother Nature
A beautiful, natural material like wood requires protection
from the environment.
Achieving this requires both thoughtful design before the house is built, as well as diligent maintenance in the years afterward.
The first practical requirement of your log home design is to protect against moisture from above.
This means a well designed and well maintained roof,
ideally one that features deep overhangs to protect the logs from above.
Plus, a well thought-out roof layout that sheds rain and snow will avoid other problems.
In snow country, the issue of "snow dump" is a major one: snow falling from the roof can damage your property and landscaping,
and even be dangerous.
But the design should also protect the logs from moisture coming from below, keeping the logs
elevated above winter's snow as well as away from the splash-back from driving rain.
And in many areas of the world, this extra elevation will also help protect against
wood-damaging insects such as termites or ants.
Semi-transparent stain with a lighter pigment
Stain with more and darker pigment
As soon as possible after the log shell has been set up on your site, it must be given a protective coat against the weather.
A semi transparent penetrating stain is probably the most popular finish, since the pigments in the stain protect against
the sun while still allowing the beauty of the natural wood grain to shine through.
A solid color, or opaque stain, will provide even more sun protection but will largely conceal the knots and grain.
These types of finish may (depending on location, weather, sun exposure, and the quality of the stain) last 5 or more years before requiring refinishing.
Some homeowners would prefer a clear finish, so as to hide the features of the wood as little as possible.
However such a finish generally requires much more frequent recoating...perhaps as often as every year in some climates.
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Thank you and have a great month!
President, The Log Connection