Monday, July 24, 2006

Log homes

I got the September issue of Log Homes Illustrated today, and it has some helpful articles in it.  Peaking Interest is about roofs, ceilings, and overhangs.  You have to be aware of your overhangs' connection to the roof, water runoff diversion, uplift forces from wind, and in case of wildfires, the potential for heat buildup under them.

There's also an article on metal roofs, Crowning Glory.  Roofs come in tin, steel, copper, zinc, stainless steel, aluminum, and titanium.  Tin Types [clever sub-title] include shingle-slate, tile, shake, and vertical panels; the most well-known panel type is the standing-seam metal roof.  There's a metal roof website:

If you're interested, there's a list of log home expos.  Check out

There're also a couple interesting articles on furnishing and decorating your log home, including western and rustic furniture and accessories; some are made from shed antlers. 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have a standing seam metal roof.  In our area needed because of the heavy built up of snow on roofs.  The snow slides off and saving us a great deal of money paying someone to shovel our roof.