Welcome To The Log Home Academy
Welcome to the Cedar Direct Log Home Academy
What is the Log Home Academy?
Cedar Direct Log Homes always puts their customers first, including education. We feel educating our customers on all aspects of building and buying a log home is paramount in the home buying decision.
That is why we have created the Log Home Academy. This is a free tool to help you make the best financial decision of your life…building your dream home. This decision should not be made lightly and requires careful consideration and research.
With no two log home companies providing the same materials in their log home packages, it is very important to understand how to compare one to another. Whether the log home company provides an “all-inclusive package” or just a log wall system, you must be able to assess the final construction costs of your dream log home.
Why should you join the Log Home Academy?
In addition to final construction costs as a major consideration, the wood specie used to construct your log home could be your most important decision when choosing your log home manufacturer. There are dozens of wood species used to construct logs. In addition, no two logs are alike.
There are solid log walls made from precisely milled “D” style logs to large diameter lodge pole pine logs, and anything and everything in between. Making the right decision for your lifestyle and budget is very important. Again, this is where the Log Home Academy can assist you.
In addition to all of the material available here on our website, we offer our Log Home Academy Handbook that guides you through each phase of building and buying your dream log home.
From purchasing the raw land for your cabin or estate to choosing the wood specie and design to fit your lifestyle and budget, Cedar Direct is here for you every step of the way.
Don’t forget to check out all of our educational pages listed below and download our Cedar Direct Planbook and Log Home Academy Handbook, all free of charge.
Let Cedar Direct guide you through the rigorous process of new home construction. You will be glad you did. Happy learning.
Here are the Log Home Academy pages for you to pursue at your leisure.
Wheelchair (ADA) Accessible Log Homes?
Designing a wheelchair-accessible home with Cedar Direct Log Homes has never been easier. In fact, Nora Schneider, our VP of Marketing, is disabled herself. She loves assisting our design team when we have a client with special needs. Making their dream come true is part of her passion and ours too.
Everything you wanted to know about wheelchair-accessible homes but was afraid to ask can be found in this special section of the Log Home Academy. If you have special needs when it comes to home design, please don’t hesitate to reach out and speak with one of our design experts. We won’t let anything stand in the way of building your dream cedar log home, regardless of the situation.
Cedar Vs. Pine Which is better for log home construction?
With dozens of species of wood available to use in the construction of your log home, how do you know which species is best suited to use in your climate and for your particular design?
At Cedar Direct, there is only one clear choice as to the wood specie that should be used for log home construction…that wood is Northern White Cedar. This section of the Log Home Academy takes a deep dive into the scientific and molecular properties of cedar as compared to different wood species such as Pine. After reading this information, your decision will be easy to make.
Why is Northern White Cedar the Original Green Building Solution?
In today’s quickly changing world, one of the most important decisions we can make is how we will reduce our carbon footprint to save the planet for future generations.
The lower carbon footprint left by each human is their way to mitigate the effects of climate change on our planet. This is determined by the food we eat, the cars we drive, and even the homes we live in today.
Cedar, used in home construction, is known to be one of the best woods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions which directly affect climate change. Jump into this page to learn why Northern White Cedar is the original green building solution.
Why is LHA Handbook, and why do I need one?
Cedar Direct has designed the industry’s best guide for building a log home called the Log Home Academy Handbook. This downloadable PDF file is every prospective home buyer’s complete guide to building and buying their dream log home.
This handbook covers log home construction’s planning, designing, and building phases. This is a must-have for anyone looking to build a new log home in the near future.
Register for the Log Home Academy and your copy of the LHA Handbook will be immediately available for download. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about everything you need to know before making the biggest investment of your lifetime.
The Log Home Frequently Asked Questions Section
In this section of the Log Home Academy, every question about log homes that you were afraid to ask, and many more, will be answered. With over 70 years of experience in the log home industry, our team will answer all the burning questions you are dying to ask. In addition, questions will be answered that you never even realized you had about building a new log home. Check our FAQ section now.
Log Home Financing
Financing your dream home can be a daunting task. This is why we have dedicated an entire page to help guide you through this tedious process. From special mortgages available for log home buyers to variable and fixed interest rates, we have you covered. Learn all you ever wanted to know about log home financing here.
The Step-By-Step Process for building your new cedar log home.
Building a custom home can be confusing, even for those in the industry. This page will show you each step of the log home construction process with explanations to coincide with each step. From start to finish, Cedar Direct Log Homes will be there to guide you through the entire process.
Why choose Northern White Cedar…easily explained.
Based on scientific information, this section will explain why Northern White Cedar is the only choice for building a log home. Join us as we share why the USDA and the University of Tennessee rate Northern White Cedar as one of the best woods for log home construction. This is a must-read for anyone considering buying a pine log home or another wood species that is not Northern White Cedar.