13 Mar Dream Home Showcase Features EverLog Concrete Logs
Concrete Logs: Solid as a Rock
EverLog Systems builds homes to last.
Homes by EverLog Systems | Article by Dream Home Showcase Magazine
The destruction of hundreds of Montana homes by wildfire in 2000 led the owners of EverLog Systems to the question: “What if we could build a log home that wouldn’t burn?”
Today, the company offers home buyers a full range of structural and siding products that replicate the look of handcrafted or milled logs and timbers. The logs, log siding and timbers are molded into a range of profiles. Corner styles also are identical to those found in classic log-home construction, with dovetail notches, saddle notches, butt-and-pass and post corners available. The company takes care of assembly of the structural log shell on the clients’ site, leaving them with a low-maintenance home. The concrete logs are cast to precise lengths, reducing waste and time during construction.
“Clients come to us because they want the beauty of logs without the downside,” Says Stewart Hansen of EverLog Systems. Hansen says his product eliminates concerns about warping, twisting, wildfires, termites, log settling and wood maintenance. “Many of our clients look at their homes as a legacy, a worry-free home that will not be a burden to the next generation,” Hansen says.
The concrete logs and log siding are manufactured in the company’s plant in Missoula, Montana, then shipped all over the country.
The concrete log walls do not require any any special foundation, and standard windows and doors can be used. EverLogs can also serve as posts, beams and trusses. The concrete can be manufactured in a custom color or one of the company’s stock colors. Chinking is an option with EverLogs for homeowners who prefer that look. The company takes care to form its logs and log siding to resemble natural wood as closely as possible. Knots, growth rings and grain marks are visible on the finished logs.
Hansen says choosing concrete logs reduces heating and cooling costs, and can reduce insurance premiums and increase resale value.