True North Log Homes Blog

Through this blog we talk about everything about log home ownership, from dreaming and designing right through to maintenance. We hope you find this information helpful on your journey to living in a True North log home!

There are many factors to consider when choosing log home manufacturer. We believe that the best customer is a well-informed customer. ...

Log Home Myths: Debunked! These are log home myths and misconceptions that we’re happy to clear up and debunk for you....

How are log homes more efficient than conventional homes? We’re asked this question all the time. Let’s start by talking about what R-value is, and why it doesn’t relate to log homes. What is the R-value of a log wall? R-value measures capacity of an insulation material to resist heat flow from one side of a wall to another. The insulation industry has done a really good job at presenting and supporting the importance of R-value, but this is only one part of energy efficiency....

True North Log Homes wins Four 2019 NAHB Awards A celebration of excellence and innovation We’ve recently been awarded four 2019 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). These awards honour “excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of housing,” according to the NAHB. True North’s commitment to high-quality deliverables is consistent from the log homes we build to our online presence....

Our fresh and exciting Model Home and Factory Tour has something for everyone. We personally invite you and your family or friends to visit us at our cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Bracebridge, Ontario, for behind-the-scenes access. In the end, you will understand how True North Log Homes will help you achieve the log home lifestyle without the maintenance....

What is a log home kit? Depending on who you ask, you will get a different answer. It’s imperative that, as a future log homeowner, you fully understand what’s included and that not all log home kits are created equal....

Log homes have been around for a very long time. There are log homes still standing which date back over 800 years! Living in a log home invokes a sense of calmness, peace and solitude that helps us escape—if only for a few moments. Thinking about building? Consider these benefits....

Designing a home can at times feel overwhelming, but here at True North we feel this should be an enjoyable process. The more time you give yourself the better!...

Introducing: The Cabin Series   We are excited to introduce our new line of log homes: the Cabin Series. With a significantly lower price point, the homes in the Cabin Series have preset floor plans without the added costs of engineering, design, and project management. These cabins were designed so you can apply for a permit right away and your home can be delivered in as little as eight weeks of purchase....

You’re an adventurer. You thrive for the outdoors and have a deep-rooted connection to nature. You’re looking for a rustic, traditional retreat with a modern twist. Or maybe you know that you just want to live off grid, in a small cabin in the woods. Maybe on a mountain or by a lake? You love the look, feel, and wonderful aroma of a log home. You desire the tranquility, luxury, warmth, energy efficiency, and peace of mind that comes with living in a log home without the maintenance. Ultimately, you need a milled log home company with a high standard of craftsmanship and professionalism to bring your vision to life. This is where we come in....

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