Benefits of Western Red Cedar Log Home Construction:

  • Structural integrity. To this day we see old log homesteads still standing intact in the wilderness. Aesthetically pleasing. Log homes are nature at its best. You’ll feel at peace with nature in your ‘living home’
  • Always in fashion. Log homes today continue over 400 years of tradition in look & style. Environmentally friendly. There is much less use of prefabricated products in log homes as compared to conventional homes.
  • Natural insulation. Air cells in the wood fibre provide one of the best forms of insulation from either heat or cold. Log homes are very cool in summer and very warm in winter. Western Red Cedar the best insulating wood fibre.
  • Low maintenance. A home built with treated logs will offer you weather-proofing unmatched by any other natural material. Log homes retain their beauty through all seasons, which leaves you lots of time to enjoy living in your ‘living home’.
  • Excellent resale value!

Cedar has many natural characteristics which make it ideal for building quality homes. It is impervious to the weather, stable, finishes beautifully and has a lasting aroma that is refreshing and inviting. The natural insulating qualities of cedar have made it the preferred species for building in some of the world’s coldest climates.

Western Red Cedar is saturated with a natural preservative and is coveted for its resistance to splitting, cracking, decay, rot and pestilence. These innate characteristics make cedar the ideal choice for building also in tropical climates where mildew and insect infestation are surmounted without having to introduce man-made preservatives into the fiber of your home.

Cedar’s exceptionally light, soft texture and close, even, straight grain not only make it easy to work with, but result in a finish that is silky smooth to perfection. Additionally, cedar is free from pitch. It also takes and holds to staining beautifully.

Western Red Cedar’s very low coefficient of expansion means that it does not shrink, swell, or warp excessively, even when subjected to changing degrees of temperature or moisture. And it’s a perfect insulator.

What to Look for When Building a Log Home – Does your builder …

  • Select his own logs?
  • Have considerable experience building with logs?
  • Care where and how the logs were harvested?
  • Truly appreciate what he builds?
  • Offer outstanding customer service?
  • Will they be there for you in the future?


Log Homes Canada carefully chooses the right size logs, insists on uniformity of logs, and makes sure that the logs are undamaged – not gouged, scarred, scraped, marked, or shattered by machinery. We support only those logging companies that practice environmentally friendly logging methods. Most importantly, we use all hand-peeled logs to ensure that your home will be hand-crafted to your satisfaction.


Q. How long does it take to build a log home?
A. No longer than building a conventional home.

Q. How much do they cost?
A. Cost per square foot is comparable to that of conventional homes, varying with your tastes, as does any other house construction.

Q. Where do you get house plans?
A. Virtually any standard house plan can be transformed to log home blue-prints.

Q. Do you offer a complete home package or log work only?
A. We offer log work and referral list of preferred contractors.

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