High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

What To Look For In A Log Home Contractor

Construction & Contractors Blog

A log home is a luxurious, classic style of home build that can make your dream of home ownership much more enjoyable. With several styles of log houses to consider, such as classic rounded linked log designs or more modern and contemporary styles — and even log homes that feature some standard home construction features like stucco and siding — you can have a hard time deciding just what type of log home you want to create.

Similarly, you may have issues finding a log home contractor to meet your needs and help you create the dream log home you want. Since a log house is not a common design concept in some areas and this type of house may be considered a luxury, you need to be able to find a contractor you can trust. Here are things to look for in a log home contractor.

Design Skills

You want a contractor who has design skills. This way, if you don't know exactly what style of log home or cabin to create, you can trust your contractor to help create blueprints based on your descriptions of what you want your new home to look like. A contractor who either has the design experience themselves or who contracts with an architectural designer for special home projects is the type of professional you need.


You want a contractor who has experience building log homes. Since these homes use a different type of exterior and interior layout and building structure than classic stick-built homes, you need a professional who has experience constructing log homes from the bottom up for greater durability and longevity.

When you first interview a contractor for hire or have your consultation, make sure to ask to see their portfolio. You'll also want to see their list of credentials as well as different types of homes they've built for various clients to give you an idea of what to expect if you hire them to also work on your home.

The right contractor will be able to meet all your log home design and building needs. When you speak with your contractor, discuss the different types of wood you can build with, various classic and contemporary log home design ideas, and other aspects of log material construction to help you know that you are hiring an experienced and skilled contractor you can trust. The right log home construction company will make you feel confident in their skills.


27 February 2019