Well, the heat of summer is on! What a week it has been here in Minnesota. Actually, the whole upper midwest has taken a beating with heat, humidity and high dew points. It goes without saying that this has been a tough week to work outside on projects. The heat and humidity make it tough to even get exterior staining applied let alone roof work or any other construction site progress but we do what we can.
Even though it is mid summer and heat indexes are well over 100, fall will be here before we know it. There is still time to get plans started and get your fall log home project underway. Minnesota log home building is a perfect example of building in extreme weather! The nice thing about a fall start is you get to move in to your log home or log cabin next spring and can enjoy your new home during the summer rather than watching a building site.
This current weather is a perfect test to how energy efficient log homes really are. The full log walls are great insulators between your living space and the heat outside with their thermal mass. Half log homes offer the same benefits with the framed insulated walls and added thickness of the half logs. Add in some spray foam insulation over fiberglass and you have just gained even more energy efficiency.
Up until the weather turns too cold for exterior staining we will be doing log home repair, restoration and refinishing here in Minnesota along with our new log construction services. From hot to cold, we can help you out as log home builders in Minnesota.
Hopefully everyone had a great fourth of July. As summer is going by here there is still time to work on your log home plans to get started yet this year. We can help you with a site visit which helps getting the plans underway. Our log home designers know local codes so your log home plans are drawn to meet the codes for the area you will be building in. Full log or half log? Well, that is up to you. We build both and neither is better. The decision on that is yours but we will help you get to that point. Getting the plans drawn and making any changes will take a few weeks. Once the plans are drawn we will get the materials and build costs gathered which will take another few weeks. From there permits are pulled and the job is scheduled and log home materials are ordered. Lot clearing, perc tests for the septic design and driveways are also part of our services that we offer.
Quite a few people with existing cabins want to use them the remainder of the summer and have us come in and tear it down in the fall. One benefit is one more use of the old cabin and the other is we will build all winter so you can enjoy your new Minnesota log home next summer with no cabin. Our summers are short enough so no reason to not be able to enjoy your cabin in the summer rather than coming up on weekends to a job site.
Even though it is early July, we are already looking ahead to fall and winter. It is hard to think like that but time flies so quick when planning a log cabin. Also, in between new log home projects we also do log home repair, restoration and re-staining here in Minnesota.
Call or email if you have any questions or head to our website for more information on Minnesota log home builders.
It has been a busy past few weeks here at Edlund Construction. A couple of our Minnesota log home restoration projects got delayed due to the rain but we finally got them wrapped up in time for the holiday weekend. With those done we are going to take the weekend off to spend with friends and family before getting July started on Tuesday.
There is still time to get log home plans done for late summer and fall builds. Many ask us if we build all year. Yes, we do carry projects through the winter. It is always nice to get them shelled up before the snow flies but that isn’t always the case. Getting the concrete work out of the way before freeze up is good. The nice thing is no bugs and mud in the winter!
Have a great Fourth of July weekend and head to our website for more information on Minnesota log home builders and restoration projects.