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Understanding Levels of Solar Power for a Log Cabin

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Determine Your Year-round Energy Needs
Benefits of Using Solar Power at the Cabin
How It All Works
What Does Your Budget Allow?
A Super Way to Save More Energy and Money
References and Resources

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How to Select a Water System for My Log Cabin

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Drinking and Cooking Water Must Be Clean
Non-drinking Water Is Held to a Lower Standard
Connecting to Existing Water Lines and Hauling in Water
Wells Are a Viable Option
Pumping from a Stream and Catching Rainwater
Have More Money Available for a Better System by Building with Log Siding
References and […]

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Should I Build a Second Floor on My Log Cabin?

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Decide on the Purpose for a Cabin Early On
The Number of Occupants and Better Views Are Other Factors
Budget Restrictions Enter the Picture
Lot Size, Grading, and Tree Removal Are Other Factors
Availability of Materials and Labor
References and Resources

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Should I Build a Second Floor on My Log Cabin?

Table of Contents

Decide on the Purpose for a Cabin Early On
The Number of Occupants and Better Views Are Other Factors
Budget Restrictions Enter the Picture
Lot Size, Grading, and Tree Removal Are Other Factors
Availability of Materials and Labor
References and Resources

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6 Ways to Weatherproof a Log Home

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Sealing the Wood Joints and Gaps
Staining and Finishing the Wood
Create Larger Roof Overhangs
Creating and Sealing the Foundation Securely
Adequate Ventilation Is Important
Maintaining the Log Walls
References and Resources

The sun and Mother Nature have their ways of fading and deteriorating the exterior surfaces of log homes. Whether yours […]

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Why You Should Use Hand-hewn Logs from a Professional Mill for a Log Cabin

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Placed Side by Side, Factory-Hewn Siding Looks Like Hand-Hewn
There Is Little Waste with This Product
The Product Quality Is Outstanding: Pre-finished Is Also Available
Staining, Sealing, and Finishing Is Typically Easier Done
Where to Find the Best Products
References and Resources

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5 Reasons You Should Use Kiln-Dried Wood for Your Log Home

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Moisture Content in the Wood Is Controlled Better
It Dries Faster than Air-Drying Wood
Wood Defects Are Minimized or Eliminated with Kiln Drying
Dryer Wood Protects More Against Fungal, Bacteria, and Pest Degradation
Harsh Chemicals Are Not Used and Resins Are Dried Off in Softwoods
Where to Find the Highest Quality […]

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