Snowy Montana Log Homes

Sue | December 2nd, 2014 - 4:37 pm

If you have ever spent time in Montana in December or January then you probably experienced a taste of one of our winters. As the snow blows by my windows and the little red man climbs down his ladder, our thermometer soon read -20 F. These conditions really show if a home is cold or a warm Montana log home.

january 1st log home photos

Snowy winters also give snowy Montana log homes a chance to show how warm they can be. Recently some owners of a handcrafted log home, one we finished last year, gave us a call. They were concerned that the gauge on their propane tank was broken. The propane supplier had visited the house in April and then again in November and the tank read 80% full both times. The owners live out of state and wanted us to go and check on everything for them. We turned the thermostat up from 60 to 65 and came back a week later.

Handcrafted Log Home Bear Creek Plan

A week later the tank gauge read 77 percent. Just slightly lower than the week before, we were assured that the gauge was in fact working and the house was just really holding the heat.

bozeman montana log home in the snow

Montana Log Home Builders

As Montana log home builders we have built gorgeous log homes in the summers as well as the middle of the winter. We have found that thick logs are a help in making the house warmer. Very energy efficient windows also makes a big difference. Part of the construction of a full scribe log home makes it remain tight. The insulation gaskets between the rows, coupled with the full scribe channels work together to keep the drafts out and the heat in.

handcrafted log home insulating gasket between log rows

Log Homes In Montana

But don’t despair, often in Montana the weather has warm spells. We have had 45 degrees in January last year. This year we had the warmest October and November on record. We are a land of extremes. The dry cold is much much different than a moist cold. The winters here have stunning scenery, brisk cold, and snow.  But we also get days where the temperatures move from -20 to 30 degrees in a matter of 24 hours. Yesterday were one of those type of days.

Bridger Log Home Plan

Bridger Log Home Plan

If you ever plan to have snowy Montana log homes as your future destination be sure that you are OK with the change of seasons and  some snowy days. And remember the great satisfaction of seeing your cabin sitting on a snowy landscape with a crystal clear blue big sky behind it that only a Montana setting can provide.

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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