of wood does 1-866-LOGKITS.COM use in the cabins?
The walls of
the cabins are made of native Wisconsin White Pine, which is the ideal
wood due to its excellent durability, strength, and beauty.
What is included
in the package?
The package from
1-866-LOGKITS.COM is all inclusive. We will provide you with everything
you need for your chosen floor plan. When purchasing a package from
1-866-LOGKITS.COM, we will also supply the pine logs, all weather foam
sealant between each row of logs, lag screws and spikes to hold the logs
together, wood dowels for log butt joints, a complete set of drawings and
How does 1-866-LOGKITS.COM
ship the cabins?
for your cabin will be shipped on a flat bed tractor trailer. This
method allows for easy unloading, as well as being the least expensive
means of getting your kit to you. We will arrange shipping for you,
using the most economical carrier. You will need to assist in unloading.
Do I need
a building permit?
Not in all locations.
State and local laws vary greatly from state to state. You should
check with local officials concerning the regulations in your area.
How long has 1-866-LOGKITS.COM
been in business? 1-866-LOGKITS.COM's, parent company has been building
log homes since 1984 with over 600 full log structures built.
What type of logs
does 1-866-LOGKITS.COM offer?
offers a 9” round log, a 5x8 or 7x9 timber log. Round logs are Swedish
coped with saddle notch corners. 7x9 timbers have dove tailed corners and
5x8 timbers have butt & pass corners.
customize their plans?
offers many different floor plans, in order to keep prices low, changes
cannot be made in the factory. If the floor plans shown just will
not work for you, custom planning is available through our parent company,
Valley Log Homes.
What is the R-Value
of the logs?
Because of the structural
mass of the log wall, transfer of heat energy through the logs is delayed.
This thermal mass gives them the energy efficiency performance.
Are the logs kiln
logs are air dried rather than kiln dried prior to final milling. The final
drying and shrinkage process on any log is not generally complete until
after one full heating season.
How much space
is needed above doors and windows to allow for settling?
We recommend a ¼”
- ½” space above all windows and doors to compensate for any settling
which may occur. Our log walls settle very little due to the fastening
method used. A 12” log spike is driven every 2-3 feet along each row of
logs. As the logs dry, they adhere to these spikes and are not allowed
to settle. 2x framing is used around all windows and doors. This framing
is attached directly to the log ends which helps to further stabilize the
log walls. Interior wall studs can be nailed directly to the logs.
Can a log cabin
be built on any type of foundation?
Our log homes can
be built on any foundation from slab to full basement, cement or wood.
The plans and materials included in your kit will allow you to build your
cabin on a post and pier foundation.
How often do the
logs need to be stained?
The exterior will
need two initial coats using a permeable stain. Most stain manufacturers
recommend additional applications of stain every 4-7 years thereafter.
The interior of your log cabin should only need to be done once.
Will the logs
need to be caulked or chinked?
system, the exterior of your log cabin should be chinked after the first
heating season. The interior may also be chinked if desired.
What type of products
are recommended for the caulking/chinking and staining/sealing?
Preferably an exterior
product specifically designed for log cabin use should be used for caulking
and chinking. A high quality permeable stain or sealer is recommended for
exterior or interior surfaces which will allow the logs to “breathe” and
not trap unwanted moisture. UV protections along with mold, mildew and
insect repellents are also recommended for exterior surfaces. 1-866-LOGKITS.COM
offers products which meet the above requirements.
will supply a set of instructions and drawings including the floor plan,
foundation plan and elevation. These drawings are not registered but will
serve for use throughout your construction.
Are the logs precut?
does a row by row layout of all the logs used for the cabin. This layout
has approximate window and door openings, but exact lengths are cut on
site to eliminate any error. Most corner notches (when applicable) are
done before the logs are delivered.
Are the logs treated
with any product before delivery?
The logs are dip
treated in a water soluable solution which helps prevent any mold or mildew
growth on the logs. A stain/sealant will need to be applied after construction.
What needs to
be done to any cracks which form in the log?
The checking process
is natural for any wood species going through the drying process. Each
log from 1-866-LOGKITS.COM has been milled from a single length of tree,
giving each finished log a center core or heartwood. This dense center
heartwood prevents any checking from passing through the center of the
log and thus insures structural integrity.
What type of warranty
does 1-866-LOGKITS.COM offer?
will stand behind our products and their workmanship. We design your
log cabin with proper roof overhangs and suggest appropriate maintenance
Can the cabins
Yes, some of
the smaller cabins can be moved depending on the size and type of foundation.
What is the time
frame from first estimate to the delivery of kit?
It will take approximately
two to four weeks to prepare the kit for delivery. We schedule our
production and delivery on a first come first served basis.
does not offer financing but will help with any information and drawings
to assist you in securing financing.
How are payments
requires a 50% down payment with the order, that down payment gets your
kit on the production schedule, the balance is due immediately prior to
What else do I
Our log cabin kits
are all-inclusive, everything you will need is included in your kit.
Besides the tools you will need to assemble your kit, you will need to
get your foundation ready, the standard is a post and pier foundation,
however, cabins can be built on slabs, crawl spaces, basements, and even
skids. When we receive your down payment we will send the foundation
plan to you so you can get your site ready for when your 1-866-LOGKITS.COM
State Highway 173 - PO Box 16
- Mather, WI 54641
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