Featured Log Builder: Heim Log Homes

The Heim Log Home business started back in 1979 and now the second generation is continuing on the legacy of log building. Nathan Heim worked with his father Ron Heim, from a very young age and was peeling logs right from the start. He then learned how to fit logs and went on to complete his management degree. So not only does he have the education, but he also has the practical hands-on experience and knowledge from master log builders. Nate also has a passion for learning more about log building and for growing the business to create more log homes for people everywhere. He lives and breathes log homes as he also calls a log house his home which gives customers a great sense of security and assuredness when they're building a log home of their own having Heim Log Homes as their log builder. The company offers the same outstanding service and attention to detail that they have the entire 30 years they've been in business and will continue to for years to come.

It's great that these log builders have learned so much from their personal experiences of living in a log home. Of course, there is the warm and atmosphere each log home naturally has. Then there is the great aspect of these log homes being super energy efficient. These log builders absolutely love log homes and have a true desire to build them for others so that others may experience the benefits they offer. Most of the log homes from Heim Log Homes are built in their own log building yard. This is where they build all of their log packages which include all of the logs for the walls, loft joists, trusses, purlins, ridge poles, decks, porches and gable ends. The log builders primarily use red pine and white spruce logs that come from the forests of Northern Minnesota measuring 12 inches to 24 inches in diameter. These logs are also cut in the winder which helps to reduce cracking. The logs are then hand peeled and treated with fungicide and then stored up on the skids to use in the springtime. All of the log homes from Heim Log homes are built following the scribe-fit building technique. That means these log homes and cabins won't have any chinking, but they are round notched and have double scribed lateral grooves. Once a log home is built at the company's yard, it's then taken apart and numbered as it's dismantled. They load them up on semi trucks and then transport them to the customer's building site where the home can then be reassembled in about 5 days.

The log builders also return once the logs have dried out completely to do all of the finishing work. They also recommend general contractors or subcontractors such as plumbers, roofers, electricians and more to finish everything up for the customer so they can move into their new lovely log home. To get a general idea of the pricing a home that is around 896 square feet would cost about $44,800.00 for the shell, a 1,200 square foot home would be about $60,000.00 and a 1,632 square foot home would cost around $81,600.00 priced at $50.00 per square foot of the main floor. The prices always depend on the size of the home, the location and the floor plan and fixtures. may range depending upon size of the home, location and floor plan. The loft areas are an extra option, so the price is $30.00 per square foot for the loft space. The log builders at Heim Log Homes believe that a well-built log home is the ultimate type of home to live in that will never go out of style, so if you've been thinking about getting into your own log home, now is the time to make it happen.

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