TYPICAL PACKAGE COMPONENTS
While every log home is customized for each client, the standard package materials are consistent. Options can be added, and components can be tailored to match the needs and desires of a customer, but this is our list of standard log home package materials.
SOLID LOG WALLS
All logs are pre-cut, lettered, and numbered for placement in the walls and solid log gable ends, per plan. You may choose from several different styles of logs, including Interlocking Mortise and Tenon, Contemporary Square, Swedish Cope, or Dovetail corner styles.
INTERLOCK™ JOINERY SYSTEM
All log profiles except Swedish Cope feature the InterLock log joinery system designed exclusively for Real Log Homes®. Swedish Cope corner styles combine precision pre-cutting with PVC Lockspline™, Norton Foam, and other effective materials to assure a precise fit. The following materials are provided with every standard model:
WINDOWS AND PATIO DOORS
Andersen® 400 Series Windows and Patio Doors are supplied with Terratone exterior, High Performance (Low-E) glass, Terratone screens, stone hardware, and natural clear pine interior. Special colors, glazings, hardware, and wood grilles are available.
Velux® Roof Windows and Skylights are supplied per plan with tempered, Low-E, insulated glazing (Type 75), EDL step flashing kits, and telescopic 6 ft. to 10 ft. manual control rod standard for venting units. Sunscreening accessories and electric control options are available.
Therma-Tru® Fiber-Classic Doors are supplied pre-hung with stain-quality jambs and exterior casing. Insulated glazing, weather stripping, and a bronze anodized sill with adjustable oak strip are standard.
Log siding to match the log wall is provided to cover the edge of the first floor under the first course of the log (except Swedish Cope) and:
Pre-cut, structural round log or timber joists, per plan, for upper floor systems, including pre-notching for assembly into the log wall and fasteners for the connections. Optional pre-cut 4X or 6X timbers are available for joists.
Pre-cut and notched, structural Douglas fir 12" by 12" timber girders to support interior ends of the joists are supplied, per plan.
Pre-cut, structural log or timber rafters, per plan, for gable roof systems, including pre-notching to connect over the log wall and ridge and fasteners for the connections. Gambrel-style roof system is standard with 4X timbers for rafters, purlins, collar ties, and ridge.
Structural ridge beams to support ends of rafters are supplied, per plan. This beam allows the load to be carried by all four walls, yielding more open and flexible floor plans.
Interior posts are supplied to support upper floor girders and roof beams, per plan.
- Log or timber posts available in open, visual locations
- Square timbers where partially or fully obscured from view by interior partitions, cabinets, etc.
- Screwjacks at interior posts allow for adjustment as the log wall settles
Most log porches, per plan, are provided with pre-cut log rafters, including fasteners for the connections. All porches include:
- Pre-cut log porch plates (matching the log style) to support porch rafters
- Full log porch posts to support the log plates
All our logs, except cedar, are treated with AMICAL™ Flowable and Tim-Bor®, an EPA-registered, non-toxic wood preservative, which inhibits mildew, decay, and insect infestations. For effective penetration, bundles of pre-cut logs are immersed in an AMICAL™ Flowable and Tim-Bor® solution, allowing the preservative to soak into the wood. We recommend an exterior maintenance program of periodic applications of a high-quality exterior finish to keep your home protected. Properly maintained with an exterior treatment, the benefits of Tim-Bor® are permanent.
COMPREHENSIVE TECHNICAL SUPPORT
To facilitate the construction of your home, each package includes:
- 3 sets of blueprints of your REAL™ Log Home using Computer- Aided Design (CAD) systems
- Easy-to-read assembly details
- Pre-cut log wall assembly instructions
- Complete list of materials included in the package
- 206 page Construction Manual including assembly and detail photos
- Four hours of complimentary technical assistance on the construction site by your Independent Representative
- Structural insulated panels
- Dormer Walls
- Gable ends
- 1X8 OR 2X8 Tongue-and-groove Decking
- Denarco Space-Seal for Millwork in log walls
- Pre-bent Millwork Flashing in log walls
- Manufactured Custom Trusses
- Log/Timber Stair Package
The Standard Materials Package will vary depending on the features of a particular home or options selected by the customer. Certain of the components listed above are provided per plan; that is, only if they are specifically called for in your plan. See your Real Log Homes Independent Representative for details. Check with your Independent Representative for an explanation of the many available options for each design.