5 Upgrades for Your Log Home

April 17, 2024

5 Upgrades for Your Log Home

Five Upgrades for Your Log Home

Your log home is likely to be passed down as an heirloom to the next generation, so you should consider all of the ways to increase its value and livability before you build. Here are five ideas for upgrades that range from increasing energy efficiency to adding outdoor spaces and hand-crafted and decorative touches.


Handcrafted Accents

You can create decorative posts and beams, gorgeous fireplace mantles, and even an eye-catching, one-of-a-kind staircase with handcrafted railings and wood accents. And unique ceiling features can enhance the architectural beauty of your home. These options will increase your log home’s rustic appeal and make it a unique work of art.


Tongue & Groove

Both inside and out, stylish tongue and groove, often abbreviated T&G, adds a captivating look and style to the ceilings, walls, and soffits of any log cabin home. eLoghomes offers customers its exclusive 1″ x 6″ or 1″ x 8″ white pine T&G upgrade. When stacked up, it matches in the appearance and in the exact height of the log wall, and provides the perfect complement to its white pine logs.



AdvanTech® Sheathing and Subflooring

eLoghomes offers AdvanTech® sheathing for your subfloors, second-story walls, and roofs, all backed by the name builders have trusted for strength and moisture protection for more than two decades. Another advantage to this upgrade is that if you ever get a serious leak (such as in your kitchen), AdvanTech® will minimize your cost to repair, because of the moisture-resistant qualities of your subfloor. With advanced resin technology and high wood density, AdvanTech® sheathing and subflooring will stand strong for many years to come.


Porches and Decks

Log homes are for living outside as much as inside, so a beautiful deck or porch is one of the best upgrades you could possibly choose. Consider adding a custom outdoor space to your front entryway, living room, or master bedroom, and picture yourself enjoying a warm cup of coffee or a glass of wine while taking in serene morning and evening views. You can also adorn your deck or porch with handcrafted posts and rails as well as stunning tongue and groove upgrade options.


Energy Efficient Materials

eLoghomes offers the Platinum Energy Efficiency Package that includes Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), which are formed by pressing together two sides of structural OSB around a hard-core interior of EPS foam insulation. These panelized components provide tighter construction than a typical framed wall or roof and are offered in higher levels of R-Value to meet residential energy efficiency building codes across the country.

This package also allows you to choose from options such as Andersen A Series triple pane, double hung, or casement windows, as well as a variety of patio doors.

In addition, wider logs such as 8″x8″ and 8″x12″ are a great option to increase the energy efficiency of the home.

eLoghomes offers more than 200 fully customizable models, as well as construction services to build the shell of your log home. Your log home specialist can guide you through all of your options, creating the perfect home where family and friends can gather for generations to come.