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Crazy about Cabins!

We are Crazy about Cabins… log cabins that is! And I know, you love them too. Our darling office cabin needs a name. Will you help? If you have a moment this week, stop on by our Facebook page and cast your vote. I am also excited to announce that we are going to be featured in a business spotlight article in the Home & Garden issue of Sandpoint Living Local. Keep your eye out for the March release. I also want to wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are able to share it with your best friend in your favorite spot. A cozy cabin maybe? Enjoy your day!

Generational Experience

One of the advantages of using Montana Specialty Log Construction is the fact that you are receiving generational experience. Nelson has grown up working on log homes all his life. He worked alongside his father in their family business and has brought that skill and experience into MSLC. “Any credit goes to my dad, Richard Troyer, who has been building log homes for over 25 years. I worked alongside my dad since I was 10 years old.” Along with skill, Nelson has also brought values into the workplace. “My goal is to do honest, quality work.” Confidence, Service and Solutions is what we are about. Thank you for choosing MSLC!

"I believe they have a good cause and they put out an awesome product."

Affordable Cabin Projects!

One of the advantages of using Montana Specialty Log Construction is the fact that you are receiving generational experience. Nelson has grown up working on log homes all his life. He worked alongside his father in their family business and has brought that skill and experience into MSLC. “Any credit goes to my dad, Richard Troyer, who has been building log homes for over 25 years. I worked alongside my dad since I was 10 years old.” Along with skill, Nelson has also brought values into the workplace. “My goal is to do honest, quality work.” Confidence, Service and Solutions is what we are about. Thank you for choosing MSLC!

Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

Did you know that CcSPF is one of the most effective ways to insulate a building? At MSLC, we use the proven performance of CcSPF to insulate our subfloors and roofing systems. It can be used in garages, sheds or commercial buildings as well. Here are some of the benefits:

  • This insulation has a proven performance record during severe weather. Spray foam insulation works far better than other popular types of insulation.
  • It is a moisture barrier and deters mold.
  • Closed-Cell Spray Foam has a long life span.
  • SPF reduces drafts and increases comfort.
  • SPF will not sag or settle. It can eliminate the need for separate house-wrap and vapor retarders.
  • Closed-cell foam has a density of about 2 lb. per cubic foot and an R-value of 6 to 6.5 per inch.
  • Excellent insulation efficiency of SPF can reduce heating and cooling usage dramatically.

If insulating a home or building is on your project list this season, give us a call and we can help. Questions and more info call Nelson (406) 529-7664

Thanks for hopping over.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
Until next time, stay cozy!
Blessings,

Havens, Hearts & Happy Customers

Hello my fellow log home enthusiast-
Welcome back to The Log Blog!

​I am always excited to share the goings on at the log yard, our newest projects and to brag about our crew & customers alike. This week is no different, so let’s dive in.

Log Home Haven Series

I am super excited about our up and coming series on Log Home Havens. We are scheduling interviews with some of our past and present customers. Not only are they going to share with you how their particular build or restoration project went, but also their favorite features of their homes, log home decorating tips & style, how they came up with the floor plan they chose, etc. Plus lots of new photos! #foreverhomes #loghomehavens #inspiration

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Candy, cards & flowers are typical gifts, but what do you get that man in your life that has everything or is hard to shop for?  What about a practical gift for his home?  A gift that will bring assurance & peace of mind for the biggest investment you’ve made. To know your home is protected with a log home professional and the maintenance is not his alone to care for.  To give a gift of our basic Maintenance Program will mean a yearly inspection of your home.  A comprehensive inspection will include the inspection of your home by our log home professional, an annual wash with log cleaner, a consultation with the homeowner and recommendation for any restoration or repairs needed.  Your annual maintenance fee will be applied to any restoration project you schedule with us.  Call today to set up your plan & check off your Valentine shopping!

(406) 847-2316 Office

Upcoming Contest:

Do you remember the Facebook post where we asked you to help us name our office cabin?  We had an amazing response and our team has narrowed it down to 3 names.  We will be posting those 3 choices for you to vote on!  The person who submitted the name chosen, will win a prize along with our thanks and appreciation.  Hope you will follow us and cast your vote too!

 

Happy Customers

RestoreMyLogHome.com

Depending on the condition of your home, restoration begins with removal and replacement of rotted logs. If the logs are weathered and in need of staining, media blasting has proven to be the most thorough process in preparing your home for the application of stain/clear coat. If the logs have never been stained, media blasting is not usually needed. Applying products like Sashco’s CPR, and then pressure washing, is another effective way to prepare your home for staining. Visit our Restoration page to see more examples.

 

Current Projects!

This stately Log Truss Entryway is part of a log home addition project we are currently working on in Montana. It exudes “Welcome”.

Here is the Front Entry to the home. A beautiful addition to this project! This is an ongoing project with the restoration of the existing home, an addition to the home as well as this front log entry. Stay tuned to see it progress!

Enjoyed visiting with you once again. Hope you enjoyed seeing some current and past projects. Keep a look out for the Log Home Haven interviews as well as the contest on our FB page! Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is coming up; and as always, let us know how we can help. Wishing you a fantastic rest of your week.

Blessings,

The Log Blog

Valentine's Day

Hello Friend,
I am always excited to get together with you and chat about logs, dreams, family and projects. In fact, one of the reasons I started this blog was to get to know you. I am so glad we’ve become friends. I also enjoy getting to brag about the company I’m involved in and ultimately the great people I work with. I hope that you feel as if you’ve gotten to know them a little too, through reading the Log Blog. Another goal of this blog is to educate & inspire you about logs, log home maintenance, the things to expect during a build or restoration project and just some plain ol’ fun about log home living. I also hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the quality work that goes into each cabin and home built by MSLC. I’ve been showing you a lot of our cute cabin builds lately, and would like to share one of our Log Home projects built locally in Heron, MT. Isn’t this home beautiful?

This lovely home is what we call The Home Ridge and was constructed in 2010.

On the main floor, we have a kitchen, living and dining area, laundry/mudroom and a bedroom and bath.  And check out those gorgeous covered porches!

The upstairs is complete with a master bedroom and a balcony off of the half loft.  This home also sports a a full basement.

Here we have a sketch to help you visualize what can be done with a home like this one.  There are many options, however,  for altering this floor plan.  As a custom log home company, we build and design our homes to the specific needs and desires of our individual customers.  We do not offer cookie-cutter homes and therefor do not have a catalog full of pre designed house plans to look through.  Part of the advantage of working with a custom builder, is that we will sit down with you and design the home that meets your needs and budget.  I know that it is sometimes harder to visualize when looking at a blank rectangle or “box” and so I will be sharing with you some of our past home floor plans that we’ve done for other customers to give you some ideas or a place to start.  You can also get ideas for design and styles by looking at magazines and Pinterest boards.  This can be so much fun!  MSLC can help you create your one of a kind log dream home!  Call (406) 847-2316

Did you happen to see our Facebook post about Naming the Office Cabin?  We had an amazing amount of suggestions!  Which was your favorite?  If you are not presently following our page, stop on by.  We have a lot of fun there!

Hey, thanks for dropping by! As always, I am so glad when you do. I’d love to hear your thoughts about The Log Blog. How can I improve, what do you like best, what content would you like to see in the future? Wishing you a fantastic rest of your week.
Blessings,

Inspiration for 2018

Happy New Year to you!  How are you spending your first few days of 2018?  Why don’t you grab your favorite mug or tea cup and relax for a moment.  I enjoy our chats!  Let’s get inspired for the coming year… TOGETHER.  This week I’d like to talk about log cabin projects, but I’d also like to hear about what topics you’d like to discuss in the up coming Log Blogs.  Please drop me a line and we will go over the subjects that interest you most!

Dream On! 

Here are some Log Cabin Projects to get you inspired. The Highlander is an example of a Full Log Guest Cabin. This 12’x16′ cabin was assembled on site. It is off grid and does not have inside plumbing or electricity. Instead it sports romantic candle light and old-fashioned oil lamps. This cabin was built with guests in mind and has two queen size beds inside along with a wood stove for heat and warming up the kettle for coffee and tea!

Here is an example of a D-Log Cabin.  The Vacation Cabin is 12’x20′ and was assembled in the log yard and then transported whole to its site.  You will notice that because it is a D-log, the outside of the cabin is rounded while the inside walls are flat (like the letter D).  This cabin was finished out with an indoor kitchen area and bathroom.  A perfect tiny home!

The Orchard View cabin is another example of our D-Log cabins and is 12’x20′.  It sports two covered porches, one in the front and also a side porch, adding extra room for outdoor entertaining.  This cabin shows an example of putting the front door on what would typically be the side, not the gable end.  It also features extra windows to let in lots of natural light and scenic views.

How is that for inspiration? Our Cabins are built up to 12’x30′ but we can customize anything you can dream up. Anything longer than 30′ would be considered a log Home versus a cabin. Let’s dream something up together!

How much? How would you estimate what a beautiful log cabin like the ones above would cost? Although all of these cabins can be customized, here are some numbers for you to play with.
Our Basic D-log Cabin begins at $90.00 per sq. ft.

  • Example: a 12’x16′ cabin is 192 sq. ft. x $90 =$17,280.
  • The basic roof pitch is a 6/12; ask us about other options.

The pricing for our basic covered porch is $25.00 per sq. ft.

  • Example: a 12’x4′ front porch is 48 sq. ft. x $25 = $1,200.
  • Other options for porches available. Ask us about our Character Design posts & railings!

The pricing for our optional half-loft is
$15.00 per sq. ft.

  • Example: 12’x8′ half loft is 96 sq. ft. x $15 = $1,440.


Because our cabins are custom built, you can design yours to fit your specific needs and tastes! Give Nelson a call to discuss details and finish work.
(406) 847-2316 Office/(406) 529-7664 Cell​

Visit our Cabins page to see some Project examples!

Results for Last Weeks Survey!
 Your top picks on how you would use your log cabinsThanks for voting!

  1. Main Home
  2. Guest Cabin
  3. Hunting Cabin

I am sure Nelson was
born with a chainsaw
in his hands...

Thank you for helping us reach our goal of 1000 Likes on Facebook!

It has been great sharing some of our cabins with you. MSLC is a small company BIG on customer satisfaction. Our staff loves to talk logs and customize your home or cabin to meet your specific needs and tastes. Whether your project is large or small, we want you to be happy with the results. Let’s make 2018 the year your dream home becomes a reality.

Blessings,