FAQs on Cedar Log Homes
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Here at Maine Cedar we have assembled a network of builders that can work with you throughout the entire process of building your new log home. If you wish, any person with good carpentry skills will be able to construct one of our log home packages.
Mother nature has supplied cedar with natural oils that help it to be more resistant to rot and insects than most any other species of wood. Also cedar has the highest r-value of the most commonly used woods for log home construction. Because of our location in northern Maine we are able to supply northern white cedar from local, self sustained forests, for about the same price you can purchase a quality pine log home package.
If you already have a plan for a house that you like that is fine with us. We are happy to work with any design that you may bring to us.
Just about all of our homes are of a custom design to some degree. At Maine Cedar each home is priced individually, we do not have a "no change" series of homes, each home is done on an individual basis.
At Maine Cedar Specialty Products we require a $750.00 deposit for preliminary drawings, a 10% package deposit to order your log home package and the balance is due at time of delivery of your log package. If you purchase a log home from us, your drawing deposit does get credited to your log package purchase price.
There are several components other than your log package that will need to be included in your budget to have an accurate idea of completed cost. You will need to include costs for foundation, masonry, plumbing, heating, electrical, kitchen/bath cabinets and tops, flooring, interior and exterior stain or sealer and labor cost for construction. To get an ballpark cost you can multiply the package estimate by 2 1/2 to 3 times to get the completed cost for your new log home.
We do not supply metal roofs with our packages. In this case we will simply credit your account for the roof shingles and related components and you can purchase the metal from your local supplier or tradesman.
Yes, in most cases you can add on to your log home just as easily as you can a conventionally built home. Adding an extra room, entry or attached garage is quite common.
In most cases the builders will pre-drill holes in the logs for the electrician to run their wires as they stack the logs. If our optional insulation package is used, the wiring can be incorporated into the insulation making it a simple installation.