Thursday, July 6, 2017
Members of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Log and Timber Homes Council (LTHC) are celebrating National Log Home Open House Month in July for the sixth consecutive year. This month, LTHC members will honor log homes, an American icon, by hosting home tours, holding log raising demonstrations, giving mill tours, sponsoring seminars and much more.
“It’s worth noting that the log and timber home industry emerged entirely because of consumer demand for this unique style of construction,” said Log and Timber Homes Council Chairman Josh Beasley of Honest Abe Log Homes in Moss, Tenn. “Buyers can research and discover anything they need to know to make their dream log home become reality.”
Members of the NAHB Log and Timber Homes Council hold themselves to a high standard of business and construction practices to ensure they are building the highest quality log homes. LTHC members must:
Abide by a strict code of ethics.
Grade their logs and timbers by third party agencies to ensure structural integrity.
Provide detailed construction manuals to ensure correct construction techniques.
Sponsor scientific studies that advance log building technologies.
Provide free information to help consumers make smart choices.
“You will find that the companies that belong to the Log and Timber Homes Council share the same passion for living in log and timber homes as their customers,” Beasley said. “Each company invests in the council to develop and improve construction practices and policies that will extend and protect the log home living lifestyle well into the future.”
In addition to events held by individual members, the LTHC is hosting a free webcast on July 27 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET on “Redwood Timber Applications for Log Homes.” Join the LTHC as representatives from Mendocino Forest Products/Humboldt Redwood detail the many applications redwood timbers can offer the log homes industry. Consumers will also have an opportunity to ask log home related questions to the numerous industry professionals taking part in the webcast.