Archive for February, 2014

One Choice of Wood is BEAUTIFUL, Exceptionally Strong & Versatile

To me there is nothing more beautiful than a spacious timber home with expansive ceilings and drop dead gorgeous views. We here at Logangate Timber Homes are proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the building industry. We’ve earned our reputation by building some of the highest quality homes throughout the beautiful state of North Carolina as well as throughout the U.S.

We believe everyone should have the home of their dreams and we are honored to help you make your dream a reality. When you hear the term Post and Beam construction it is referring to building home frames with large timbers. Typically steel plates often tie members together. This allows for a home to have much more clerestory space to enhance the beauty of wood. Now let’s talk about what sets Logangate apart from all the others out there. We believe that the wood that is used sets the tone of your home. Our premium, blemish-free Douglas Fir is known throughout the country. After all, not just any wood is versatile enough to use nearly anywhere. Possessing strength like no other wood, Douglas Fir is a remarkable choice for your building needs. Here at Logangate, we use a 2 x 6 T & G which is rare and of course matches perfectly!

Our exceptional Douglas Fir comes from Oregon’s coastal and the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest. It has superior strength, leading categories such as impact bending, crushing strength and side hardness, all while featuring blemish-free beauty. To provide lasting quality, our timbers are treated with anti-stain, anti-mold treatment and we clear end-seal our timbers. These are just some of the reason why this wood choice is so smart.
Here at Logangate, we specialize in classic architecture including mountain lodges, custom homes, lakeside retreats and all types of timber frame structures. We design and build ground up efficient and elegant timber frame homes. While catering to our clients’ tastes, we pay special attention to specific details throughout whole process. Logangate Timber Homes has been in business for over 45 years. We strive to provide our customers with beautiful, energy efficient, affordable prefabricated homes. Manufactured responsibly and sustainably, you can feel good about purchasing a Logangate home. Your DREAM home can be your reality with Logangate Timber Homes.

Optional Foundation vs. Traditional Block or Poured Walls

Foundation walls and basements can be the coldest dampest places in the home. One option many of our clients are choosing is Superior Walls. Superior Walls has been the world leader in custom residential precast concrete foundation systems since 1981. Their product creates comfortable living space, not just basement space, while lowering energy costs. That’s why Superior Walls are in demand as the superior foundation for new custom homes.
When provided with 1/2″ of Dow® THERMAX™ insulation and 4-1/2″ of rigid foam insulation, the Xi Plus Wall system has an insulation value of R-21.3. That’s a tremendous R-Value for your basement.
Four insulated access holes are now included in each standard stud to provide greater ease in wiring and plumbing. The Xi Plus also comes with a four inch insulated bottom footer beam. The 4″ standard floor slab may be poured equal to the height of the footer beam, eliminating the need for an additional screed board, saving time and money in the construction process.
Whatever foundation you are leaning towards, we here at Logangate Timber Homes of Asheville, NC, want you to know that we understand that building a home is a very big decision and investment. Part of the reason we have such a stellar reputation is that we use extremely high quality materials that are extremely green and energy efficient. It’s not only a way to be kinder to the environment, it’s smart building! We are proud to be an energy efficient builder. The way we build, will save you a significant amount of money every month on your heating and cooling bills. We also keep our overhead down so we can offer fair and honest pricing.

For over 45 years, Logangate has been dedicated to providing high quality and gorgeous homes to our customers. We strive to provide our low environmental impact homes at an affordable price. Our homes are manufactured responsibly and sustainably so you can feel good about a home from Logangate. We also put our homeowners’ needs first to ensure that you not only end up with a great house but your DREAM house. That’s the Logangate difference.

Our Controlled Factory Setting will SAVE you Energy Dollars

When you hear the term ‘prefabricated home‘ it is referring to the fact that the home has pre-made pieces. These pieces can include walls, gable panels, roof panels, etc. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, building beautiful custom, dream homes is our specialty. We build your prefabricated home wall panel by panel in our controlled factory setting. This allows for the highest quality construction and therefore a precision fit on the job site. Since the walls of our homes are built in our facility, you can get an air tight seal that is hard to create outside of our controlled factory setting, eliminating drafts and helping you save energy dollars. We are so committed to green building, that we practice sustainable manufacturing, conserving electricity, use renewable energy and strive toward zero waste.

Stop fanticizing about your dream home, make it a reality with Logangate. We are extremely proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the industry. We have earned our name by building beautiful, custom homes using the highest quality materials. We have been in business for over 45 years and strive to provide our customers with a beautiful, energy efficient, and affordable home. You can rest assured that every single one of our homes is built responsibly and sustainably. No exceptions.

Many people wonder how Logangate is able to build such high quality homes at such affordable prices. The answer is simple. We purchase directly from the lumber mill and factories to cut out unnecessary middle man markup. A Logangate prefabricated home can be customized to fit your needs, style and budget. From timber homes, to pedestal homes, to cantilever homes and more we can help you build the homes of your dreams. Affordably and with an emphasis on taking care of our environment.

We would love to come out and meet with you and show you all that we have to offer. With Logangate you can make your dream of owning a gorgeous DREAM home a reality.

How to Build On or Near a Flood Plain?

Does the sound of living incredibly close to water sound like paradise to you? If you crave this type of tranquil and serene living, then a stilt home, also known as a Piling home is for you. Simply speaking, a Piling home is a home that is built on raised piles that serve as a foundation for the home. The poles resemble stilts that the home sits securely on top of. This type of construction typically rests 10-12 feet off the ground to safely allow for high tide. The main reason a Piling home is built is to protect against flooding. These homes allow homeowners to feel as if they are on vacation all year round because they appear to almost hover over the water.

These tranquil homes have been around for thousands of years; some pre-historic pile dwellings date back to 5,000 BC! Pre-historic people built these types of houses for much the same reason as in modern times: to stay dry in an area surrounded by water. Another great feature is that this type of construction keeps out unwanted pests. It’s also extremely practical as the space underneath the house can be used as storage or even as work space.

Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we have made it our life’s work to provide you with a beautiful, energy efficient dream home at an affordable price. The reason we are able to keep our homes affordable is that we purchase directly from the lumber mill and factories to cut out unnecessary middle man markup. We specialize in building homes in hard to build areas like mountain sides and flood plains. We have a variety of prefabricated homes that can be customized to fit your needs, style and budget. Here at Logangate, we are proud of our reputation as “the” company to build America’s Dream homes. Affordably and with an emphasis on taking care of our environment.

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Phone Number: 828-707-4383
Asheville, NC