Tighter Fitting Logs Make an Energy-Efficient Log Home
EXTENSIVE PRECISION PRE-CUTTING
REAL LOG HOMES® brand log homes lead the industry in pre-cut log homes and structural components. Using an advanced computer controlled cutting machine (CNC or Hundegger) our packages arrive ready for assembly, saving time and reducing the risk of costly mistakes from extensive on-site cutting. We pre-cut all corners, butt joints, window and door openings, and gables to roof pitch. Floor and ceiling joists are pre-cut and notched as are the heavy timber girders. Rafters (per plan) are pre-cut to the pitch of the roof. Even frame stock is supplied custom pre-cut to accommodate windows and doors to help ensure a weather-tight fit.
Our Interlock™ Joinery System is an engineered system in which the major components act in union, allowing the natural, subtle settling process inherent in all log home construction. To create a more weatherproof and draft-free home, this system includes our single baffle-and-channel log design with its large 2-inch-wide tongue; PVC Lockspline™ connecting strips and foam gaskets along the log tongues and at all butt joints, corners, windows, and doors; and Olympic OlyLog® fasteners along each course of logs.
REAL LOG HOMES® log home packages are never kiln-dried. Rather they are borate treated and allowed to season in place. All logs shrink, settle, and move as they age. Kiln drying doesn’t prevent that. Our natural drying process, in combination with our Interlock™ Joinery System, allows our log homes to settle naturally, creating one of the most weather-tight log systems available.