3 Log Cabin Design Mistakes That Could Cost You Thousands
Join us on this insightful podcast episode as we tackle three critical design mistakes that could lead to costly repair or maintenance issues for your cherished log cabin. Our expert guests, Dave Sante from Top Notch Log Works in Colorado and Jay Schuler from Nortek Copper Works, share their wisdom alongside host Lindsay Sutherland.
Mistake #1: Overhanging Logs Invite Trouble! One common blunder is allowing logs to extend past the facia line, exposing them to damaging moisture. This moisture can seep into the load-bearing parts of the logs, potentially compromising your roof's stability. Discover the solution - shield your logs with top-quality copper caps from Nortek Copper Works. Mistake
#2: Low-Placed Logs – A Recipe for Disaster! Logs homes that begin too close to the ground can spell disaster. Rainwater can cascade down the logs or splash back from the ground, creating future problem areas. Avoid these issues by raising the starting point of your logs or adding an extended porch overhang to safeguard against future headaches.
Mistake #3: Exposed Log Joists on Decks – Exposed log joists, especially in decks, often lead to costly tear-downs and reconstructions. But fear not! There's a simple fix: wrap those joists with copper. Not only does copper naturally ward off rot-causing fungus, but it also fends off pesky insect infestations. Plus, it adds a touch of rustic charm to your cabin's aesthetic.
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Caribou Creek log homes has been designing and hand-crafting log homes since 1989. Visit https://www.cariboucreek.com to download your free Log Shopper's Checklist! Don't let design mistakes drain your wallet! Tune in to this podcast episode and fortify your log cabin against future repairs. Your cabin will thank you for it! Like and subscribe today!
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