Log Home Shell Information
Question: What is a log home shell package?
Answer: A log home shell is exactly that- it is the exterior log walls or "shell" of a log home. It may also include any interior log walls that are load bearing walls. The log shell is constructed or "pre-built" on our site because each log has to be expertly hand fit which is labour intensive and time consuming. If we were to do the log fitting on your site it would cost you approximately 25% more for labour and 30% more for materials, not to mention it would create a huge mess of sawdust and bark for you to clean up. A log shell usually takes 4-8 weeks to build and 3-5 days to re-assemble on your site. Click here for Log Shell Pictures
Question: What does Typical Log Shell Package include?
Answer: The log shell package typically includes:
Log Shell (First Floor)
Log Shell (Second Floor)
Log Shell Roof (Post and Beam)
Pre Delivery/ Delivery
NOT INCLUDED with Log Shell Purchase
Question: What is NOT included with a log shell package? (READ BELOW CAREFULLY!)
Answer: The following items are NOT INCLUDED in a log shell package:
Question: Why do you not offer the above services?
Answer: We are log smiths who specialize in the craft of log building. We are experts in building beautiful log home shells using the specialized techniques and tools necessary. We are not experts in any other facet of house construction any more than the others are experts at log building. We leave the other aspects of constructing a home to the experts in those given trades. This way you are ensured that you are getting the best value and highest quality from each individual trade that is necessary to complete your home because they are experts in those trades and know all the best practices. Keep in mind that our craft is a very specialized one and that it is very labour intensive and requires very specialized equipment. We also need access to high grade timber to insure a quality product. These combined have led us to set up our operation in British Columbia, Canada; the last place in North America with the quality timber and skilled labour needed to offer you a quality product.
Question: Will Coast Mountain Log Homes be the general contractor?
Answer: NO- for two reasons. First, if were were to get licensed for every state and Province in North America it would cost us thousands and thousands of dollars and consume endless hours of our time just managing the paper work. Also, there is no way for us to know what the market for labour or materials is for each and every town in th USA. Again, a local contractor would know these things and have the relationships necessary to bring the home in on budget and on time. Second, again we are log smiths, that is what we do best. A general contractor is best at organizing the necessary trades to build a home- we should be thought of as one of those trades.
Question: I saw on the internet a log home package from "Company X" for $xx,xxx and included the doors, windows and deck. Why is your price higher and doesn't include the same things?
Answer: "Company X" is selling you a "log package" not a log shell. Our products are the same only in name. We provide real, authentic handcrafted log home shells that are built by real craftsmen, using real logs. We build only a limited number of homes each year because of the time involved in building a log shell. Our products differs in the following ways:
We look at log homes differently- we don't look at each customer as another sale but instead we look at it as a chance to develop relationships with people and help them achieve their goals and in doing so we are leaving our mark on this world. We take pride in what we do and we love it when people appreciate the hard work and dedication that we put into their home.
A hand crafted log home is not for everyone and we understand that, but for someone looking to live the true log home lifestyle there really is no other choice- there is nothing quite like the warmth and feeling of a log home built from real logs and by real craftsmen dedicated to their craft.
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