About Log Homes

Luxury Log Home  

Log homes have been an American tradition since long before our country was founded and most of our earliest settlers built Log cabins. Some of those earlier log homes are still standing today.

Some European log homes still in use, date back more than 800 years. Also, one log-constructed church in Russia is more than 1,700 years old. So obviously, a log home could benefit not only you, but many generations of your family to come.

Log Homes by WestarCrew offer many advantages that conventional stick-built structures cannot equal, including these listed below.


 An appraisal of a Log Home can, in some cases, be up to
 thirty percent higher than the building costs, resulting
 in instant equity.

 A log home’s natural insulating factor provides up to six
 times the insulating capacity of a brick of equal thickness.
 Simply stated, a well-built log home is typically warm in
 the winter and cool in the summer. In most cases, a Log
 Home is between 15% and 30% more efficient than a
 conventional home.

 The size of the timbers used in Log Homes makes a fire
 very unlikely. Studies show that it is 10 times harder to
 burn a Log Home than a home built of lumber. They also
 show that even cement had more damage from heat than
 logs, due mainly to cracking.

 A conventional structure needs all four exterior walls PLUS
 some load-bearing interior partitions to support it. But a
 log dwelling should be able to stand by itself, if need be,
 with one entire side removed.

 Log Homes are nearly maintenance-free and more kid

 Log Homes have a long-established record of surviving
 natural disasters in much better condition than timber
 frame houses. Log walls tend to hold everything together
 in times of storms or earthquakes.

  Green & Eco-Friendly
 A Log Home usually meets the Department of Energy's
 Energy Star standards. This means that the home is
 30% more efficient than what is required by the
 building codes.



  Myth #1
 Many people believe that a Log Home is more susceptible
 to insect infestation. To the contrary, a Log Home is
 no more vulnerable to insects than a conventional home.
 Only with a Log Home, insects are much easier to detect.

  Myth #2
 Many people believe that a Log Home is more of a fire
 hazard than a conventional home. This is not true! Just
 light a match under an 8″ log and time how long it takes
 for the log to ignite. Then take another match to a pile
 of drywall, insulation, wood studs and trim material and
 see how log it takes to burst into flames.

  Myth #3
 Many people believe that a Log Home requires excessive
 maintenance to protect them against the elements. The
 truth is that Log Homes do require regular maintenance
 to protect them from such things as decay, insects, sun
 damage, etc., but this burden is no more or less taxing
 than any other full wood or wood sided home.

  Myth #4
 Many people believe that a Log Home is hard to finance.
 Fortunately, the increase in Log Home popularity over the
 past 20 years has caused even mainstream lenders to
 warm to the prospects of Log Home financing. As demand
 for log homes continue to soar and myths such as these
 are dispelled, even conservative lenders are realizing
 that there is money to be made on Log Home financing.

  Myth #5
 Many people believe that a Log Home is cold and drafty.
 This is a misconception that comes from many years
 ago. Today’s Log Homes are professionally engineered
 and built to be energy efficient and draft-free.

  Myth #6
 Many people believe that it is difficult to find Log Home
 builder. This is not true! We are here and ready to assist
 you design and build your dream home. Just Contact Us!