Silver  Creek Log Homes
 
 
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5350 County Road 16, Wauseon, OH 43567 | sales@silvercreekloghomes.com
 
 
 
 
 
 

New Log Home Construction Company - Serving customers in Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan and Northeast Indiana areas.

 
There are a lot of things to keep track of when building a new home. Listed below are just some of the many parts of your log home that need to be addressed before you can move in.

Silver Creek Log Homes can assist you with many of these items. Depending on the location, size, and scope or your project, you may hire us to handle them, or do them yourself. You can also sub out to individual subcontractors, or hire a general contractor to do them for you. Whichever way you choose, we are there to help.

The list below is to help give you an idea of the numerous areas that will need to be considered while planning your new home. Since homes vary in design and location, you may need to add some items to this list or scratch some items off.
 

 
 

Steps to Log Home Building:

 
  • Survey of Property
  • Permits
  • Site Clearing
  • Driveway to access home during building
  • Excavation
  • Foundation
  • Drain Pipes for roof gutters
  • Backfill
 
  • Rough Grading
  • Building of Log Home (see Materials List)
  • Power washing of exterior log surface
  • Application of Exterior Sealer to logs and log siding
  • Application of Interior Sealer to logs
  • Application of Caulk to corners and to exterior wall/soffit connection
 
 
Log House Figure — Log Homes in  Wauseon, OH
 
 
Log Home HVAC

  • Natural Gas / Propane hook-up
  • Furnace, Air Conditioning, and Duct Work
Log Home Plumbing and Fixtures

  • Water - Drill Well or Public water supply hook-up
  • Water Softener or other treatment if necessary
  • Sewer or Septic hook-up
  • Rough Plumbing
  • Sinks, Showers, Toilets, etc.
Log Home Wiring and Fixtures

  • Electric hook-up
  • Rough Wiring
  • Lights, Ceiling Fans, etc.
  • Phone, Computer, Cable, Alarm wiring
  • Doorbells
Interior Partition Wall Covering
  • Drywall, Paneling, Tongue and Groove, etc.
  • Paint, Stain, or Clear Sealer
 
Log Home Interior

  • Wall Finish and Insulation for gable end walls, doghouse dormers, shed dormer (if a part of your home)
  • Drywall, Paneling, Tongue and Groove, etc.
  • Paint, Stain, or Clear Sealer
  • Interior Doors
  • Interior Trim
  • Cabinets and Countertops
  • Kitchen
  • Bath(s)
  • Utility Room
  • Finish Floors
  • Fireplace or Wood Stove
  • Appliances

Log Home Exterior

  • Gutters
  • Garage or other outbuildings
  • Dumpster Fees
  • Driveway
  • Stone
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Landscaping
  • Final Grade
  • Grass
  • Trees / Shrubs
  • Pond / Pool
 
 

Sample Log Home Materials List

Listed below are the parts of your log home that are generally included in a weather tight shell from Silver Creek Log Homes. The sections listed below are just examples. You may wish to have a conventional roof or loft system put in (use standard dimensional lumber and eliminate the exposed beams). Some of these parts may be omitted if you elect to do them yourself or hire others to do them. Some lumber grades have been omitted since spans and loading are not known. Spacing or size of structural members may need to be changed to accommodate desired load.
 
 
Subfloor
Pressure treated plate w/sill sealer

Steel plate washers to hold down sill

Beam supports-adjustable Tapco "400" Series Monoposts

Wood or steel beams as necessary

Double rim joist

Floor joists on 16" ctr.

Bridging

Exposure 1 T & G Plywood Sturdi-Floor sheeting, nailed (3" ring shank or spiral nails) and glued

Basement stairs

Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar log siding around perimeter of subfloor w/15# roofing felt
 
 
Log Wall System
Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar logs

Double tongue and groove

Butt & pass corners (7-8" overhang)

Window / door openings and bucks

1st floor outlet holes (for wire)

Porch light wire holes drilled next to doors

3/8" x 10" lag bolts w/ washer on approximate 32" to 36" centers

3/8" x ½" closed cell foam gasket between each course of logs

Corner and butt joint splines
 
 
 
Gables
Full log, or log sided w/Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar

15# roofing felt

7/16 OSB

2 x 4 studs on 16" centers w/bottom and double top plate
Exterior Window and Door Trim

1 3/8" x 4 Rough Sawn Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar

Drawknifed and Sanded Northern White Cedar Trim

Andersen Windows and Patio Doors
 
 
Interior Window and Door Trim
1 x 4 Rough Sawn Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar

Drawknifed and Sanded Northern White Cedar Trim
Entry Doors
Therma-Tru Doors

Adjustable Security Strike Plate

High Performance Adjustable Sill

FramSaver Rot-Proof Jambs

Drilled for Lockset and Deadbolt
 
 
 
Loft
6 x 12 Select Structural or #1Douglas Fir main beams

4 x 8 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir joists on approx. 32" ctrs.

4 x 8 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir lower collar ties

Adjustable Tapco "400" Series Monoposts (With 6 x 6 Douglas Fir shell)

2 x 6 Select SPF tongue and groove decking -nailed (3" ring shank or spiral nails) and glued

Northern White Cedar Railings
Loft Stairs

4 x 12 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir stringers and treads

Treads mortise or notched into stringers

Northern White Cedar railings
 
 
Doghouse Dormers
Walls

2x4 studs on 16" centers

7/16" OSB

15# roofing felt

Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar log siding

1 ¾" x 4" Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar roughsawn corner trim

Roof

2x6 rafters & ceiling joists on 16" centers

7/16" OSB

30# roofing felt

Owens Corning Shingles

Facia-1 x 6 or 1 x 8 Rough Sawn Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar as needed

Venting-continuous soffit and ridge

 
 
 
Shed Dormers
Walls

2x4 studs on 16" centers

7/16" OSB

15# roofing felt

Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar Log Siding

1 ¾" x 4" Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar Roughsawn Trim

Roof - See Exposed Beam Roof Section Below
Roof System
Exposed Beam Sections

6 x 6 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir posts

6 x 12 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir ridge beams

4 x 8 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir rafters-approximate 32" centers

4 x 8 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir upper collar ties
 
 
2 x 6 #2 & Better SPF tongue & groove decking

High density cross laminated polyethylene vapor barrier

R-30 polyiso insulation

Air space

7/16 OSB sheeting

30# roofing felt

Owens Corning Shingles

Aluminum flashing as needed

Facia-1 x 6 or 1 x 8 Rough Sawn Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar as needed

Approximate 16" to 18" overhangs- eaves and rakes

Venting-continuous soffit and ridge

  • x 6 #2 & Better SPF tongue & groove soffit
 
 
 
Porches - Exposed Beam Roof System
  • Deck
  • Roof

6 x 6 PT deck posts

PT deck joists on 16" ctrs.

PT rim joist

PT beams

PT ledger board w/ alum. flashing

5/4 x 6 Standard Grade PT decking screwed and glued

Steps 2 x 12 PT stringers,5/4 x 6 PT treads screwed and glued

4 x 4 PT posts set on stone below frost line

6 x 6 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir roof posts

4 x 12 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir roof beam

4 x 6 Select Structural or #1 Douglas Fir rafters on approx. 32" ctrs.

 
 

2 x 6 #2 & Better tongue & groove roof decking

30# felt

Owens Corning Shingles

Eastern White Pine or Western Red Cedar Log siding around perimeter of deck

1/4" Heavy Duty PT lattice -cover open space between deck bottom and ground. Allows air to circulate

Northern White Cedar Railings
Interior Partition Walls

1st and 2nd floor

2 x 4 or 2x6 studs on 16" centers w/bottom and double top plate

Settlement space as needed

Cripple walls above settlement space as needed
Accessories

Freight, Caulk, Exterior Sealer (Sikkens Cetol 1 and Cetol 23), Interior Sealer (Sikkens Cetol Interior Clear Satin), Checkmate (1 gal.) w/applicator bottle, all material wrapped
 
 
All nails and screws where exposed to weather will be hot dipped galvanized. All nails and screws where exposed to weather and risk of staining wood is possible, will be Maze Double Hot Dipped Galvanized or Type 304 stainless steel. Exception: Screws used to put down 5/4 x 6 PT decking on porch decks will be Type 302 stainless steel.

Labor and heavy equipment is supplied for all above items except application of interior and exterior sealer. Caulking materials and labor is generally included, unless you wish to do yourself. Caulk is not required between log courses.
Call or email us for log home construction services for customers in Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan and Northeast Indiana areas.
 
 
Andersen Windows & Doors
 
Therma Tru Doors
 
Owens Corning