Featured Log Builder: Norlog Building Systems

At Norlog Building Systems, their customers are very important to them which is why they make sure each project they sell is made to last. So whether a customer is looking to build a new log home, to protect their existing home, or to restore an old log home, they can help out. Norlog has been serving Central and Eastern Canada for over 40 years providing top notch quality log home products for their customers. With the products from Norlog, you can build your dream log home from scratch or find a plan you want to develop and have a contractor build it for you. At Norlog Building Systems, they are more of a supply store than a log builder, but they can also put you in touch with log builders that can get the job done for you too. They use only the highest quality logs and products from Sashco to keep the log home looking beautiful for years to come. They can also use these products from Sashco to restore your log home if the maintenance has gotten away from you. All logs need a stain to protect them from the sun’s harmful UV rays, so you can think of the stain as the sunscreen for your log house. So whenever you’re building a log home, it’s also important to remember to include things like stains, and also to learn more about log home maintenance so you can keep your log home looking beautiful log after the log builders have completed their work. Even though many people love a natural look, stains with less pigment in them will also have lower protection from the sun. So Norlog will help you choose the best stain for your log home as well as building the log home.

Some of the other log building products they have to offer include SPAX® PowerLags® which are screws that will hold the materials of the home in place. These special screws increase efficiency and reliability for log home and timber frame construction. The screws are threaded to eliminate the need for pre-drilling so the installation speed can increase. They also sell Emseal classic log home sealant which is a self-adhering tape seal that’s made out of strong, “open-cell polyurethane foam with a water-based acrylic-modified asphalt emulsion.” The company also sells round siding which is a lap siding measuring 2 (1 3/8) inch thick and comes in 3 different heights from 6 inches to 10 inches. All of the round sidings are available in #1, #2 or #3 grade Pinewood. Match V is another option and is a 2 inch by 10-inch tongue and groove pine which matches their Pioneer logs. It’s 1 3/4 inch thick siding that has a stack height of 8 7/8 inches. Then, the Texas V is another option that is 2 inch by 12-inch tongue and groove Pinewood siding. So customers have their choice of what sized of siding they would like depending on what they want their home to look like.

Even though the company doesn’t have their own crew of log builders, they can help customers figure out what needs to be done and how to do the work themselves. Another option is to have the work done by a professional log builder which the company can help connect you with. Since log home restoration is a specialty, the log builder must have experience. Some of the advice from Norlog Building Systems includes not just getting one quote. It’s important to get at least 3 different quotes from different log builders and to ask a lot of questions in the process. Also, always choose a log builder who specializes in restorations or log building specifically. Logs are different than regular building materials and require different techniques. Even though the price may seem high, remember that you’re getting what you pay for, so don’t be afraid to pay more for good service and by the same token, don’t accept anything less than the best quality work for your money.