With a log or timber home, you have the opportunity to create a unique place that comes alive with your own personality, lifestyle and interests. But with that freedom to go in any direction, many people become overwhelmed with the enormity of the choices. That’s where Carolina Diversified Builders and its sister company, Carolina Log Center, comes in. We can help you every step of the way.
Today’s modern log homes are much more than just stacked logs. Many producers have spent decades perfecting a building system, which combines engineering principles with specific crafting, sealing, fastening techniques for a particular tree species.
Choosing the right species of wood is one of the most important decisions to make when building a log and timber home in the Carolinas. This can be a daunting decision, since every log and timber frame home producer claims their wood is the best on the market.
But that’s where Carolina Log Center can help. We researched the issue extensively when we built our own log home. It’s why we only offer White Cedar from Maine, a species naturally resistant to decay.
We offer these species from Moosehead Cedar Log Homes, an award winning log and timber home manufacturer in Greenville, Main, which provides graded logs, to ensure each log and timber we use for your project is structurally sound.
Moosehead Cedar Log Homes chooses materials from the finest White Cedar stands in the northern regions surrounding Maine. Their logs are selected, inspected and held to a quality standard that only cedar can attain.
Due to its slow growth characteristics and tight growth rings, White Cedar is one of the most stable and durable woods on the planet – making it the ideal choice for log home construction.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, White Cedar is considered the wood of choice where a high degree of durability and resistance to the elements is necessary.
White Cedar has a minimal amount of sapwood (approximately ¾ inch on a 10 inch diameter log). By removing the sapwood during the sawing and peeling process, you remove the part of the wood that discolors and decays – leaving you with a log that will last for generations.
Rated at over 1.4 R factor per inch, the insulation factor of White Cedar is among the highest of any wood species.
White Cedar contains natural oils and preservatives within the tree which makes it one of the most insect-repellent of all wood species. Its closed cellular structure inhibits mold and mildew, which can attack and decay many other types of wood – such as pine.
Naturally environmentally safe for you and your family. Moosehead’s White Cedar logs are air dried for approximately six months to properly balance the moisture content, minimizing any warping or shrinking.