Manufactured Log Home Packages Inclusions

Sue | March 5th, 2010 - 11:56 am

Manufactured Log Home Packages

Manufactured log home packages are for our milled log homes, including the Swedish Cope, D-log, and double tongue and groove stacked log shells. When we provide a quote on a log home first we start with the log shell for which ever floor plan you desire. We also factor in whatever style and size of milled logs you would like.

The log shell typically includes:

  1. Four Exterior Log Walls
  2. Solid Log Gables or Log Siding for Exterior of Gables
  3. Log Support Posts
  4. Log Head Beam and Support Posts for Covered Porches
  5. Log Floor Joists to Support Loft (as per plan)
  6. Log Roof System
  7. Log Staircase (as per plan)
  8. Log Railing (as per plan)
  9. Log Wall Assembly Hardware
  10. Construction Drawings

For plans over 900 square feet a milled log package in the 8 inc log size usually ranges between about $24 to $28 per square foot. Larger diameter logs are more per square foot. Plans under 900 square feet still require the same number of log corners, thus making them more expensive per square foot.

10 inch log cabin finished

The other dryin materials which compose a typical manufactured log home package would include:

  1. Exterior Doors
  2. Windows
  3. Roofing
  4. Soffit
  5. Fascia
  6. First Floor Subfloor
  7. Upper Subfloor
  8. Exterior Door and Window Trim
  9. Interior Framing Lumber
  10. 1×6 Pine Tongue and Groove for Soffits and Ceilings

These materials usually range between about $18 to $25 per square foot. The main ingredients that make this cost vary are the owners choose of foundation, final roofing materials of shingles or metal, choice of exterior doors, and choice of either metal clad or vinyl windows. If a cement slab is being used then the first floor subfloor is not needed. Metal roofing is more expensive than shingles, but more durable. For a high wind area metal roofing is a good investment. Exterior doors can range from fiberglass to traditional wood. And with the windows the vinyl windows are less expensive than metal clad. The main attraction of the metal clad is if you desire a nice color selection. The vinyl windows are usually only available in white or almond — bone colored– jambs. Some companies are beginning to offer fiberglass windows but I do not have a list of available colors for the fiberglass windows yet.

The choice to purchase either a log shell or an entire dryin package is based on a few different criteria. A log shell cannot be purchased at just any store, so the natural starting point for log home packages is the log shell and construction drawings. A partial dryin package is where you pick and choose what you would like to have included. Sometimes if the owners desire a product like Western Red Cedar (which is readily available to us here in Montana) it is a wise choice to purchase any Western Red Cedar products through us and not purchase anything else. And for those who feel more comfortable for us to select your materials we can do that as well. So the choice is up to you and your builder.

Cowboy Log Homes

Any projected costs, cost estimates, material costs, and estimated construction/ building costs, are only the opinion of Cowboy Log Homes and are drawn from our experience. Every home is custom tailored to meet our individual client's wants and desires. The construction of a log or timber home is based on two primary costs: material provided by the log home company and construction costs contracted with Cowboy Log Homes as the builder or another builder of the customer's choice. Final costs are obtained and contracted with each respectively. Cowboy Log Homes is simply the "glue" that helps bring these two together to provide a final culmination of a customer's project. * Please note photos and elevations may differ some from accompanying floor plans.
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