Purchasing the Best Montana Log Home Kits

Sue | March 8th, 2012 - 3:48 pm

It is so important to us that our customers are purchasing the very best Montana log home kits. Over the years we have seen the problems of inferior materials, thus why we choose to assemble the log home kits ourselves. If you were going for back surgery would you go to the local medicine man or would you go to the best surgeon you could locate? If you need a new car why would you buy the cheapest tiny Astro Ford Car when you can afford a new Dodge Pickup? Of course the medicine man claims he can heal and both cars GO! But of course there is a world of difference. This difference is as dramatic with log home materials.

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I talked with a fellow a few days ago who is afraid to build a log home because of flies. He has been told that all log home have insect problems. Let me tell you first hand, flies do not come through logs, they find passage via logs that are not tight scribed together. So if you don’t want fly problems the best thing to do is to do is to purchase a handcrafted log home instead of one that is slapped together in the cheapest manner possible. It is imperative that precision, care, and top craftsmanship is employed to keep the cabin tight, snug, and the bugs looking in from the outside. In our log home the only fly problems we have are a result of small children leaving the door open.

Handcrafted logs naturally fit tightly together with the shrink to fit scribing is used. Also between the rows of logs either a P-gasket or black foam gasket is used between the rows. Log home companies that chain saw the logs flat, stack them up, and call them HANDCRAFT are selling an inferior product at a lower price. The log surfaces are hand peeled, but there is no overlap of the logs. A home of this style would have to be chinking to prevent bugs and drafts from coming for a frequent visit.

As a log home settles there will be areas that need some attention, but not the entire log home. So take care when you compare handcrafted log kits to handcrafted log kits. There are major reasons for the price differences in the open market place. We feel our log home kits are the best because of the way they are built together.

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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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