01 Sep KPAX-TV (CBS) News Covers EverLog Systems
(KPAX-TV) – If you’re looking to build a log home in Montana you have to consider fire danger, beetle infestation and upkeep, but as Allison Weller reports one company found a new way to make log homes that solves all those problems. “We can replicate anything you can find in a wood version. Whether it’s the siding product or structural product, whatever profile or corner section you can find in a wood version we can do in our concrete versions.” Stewart Hansen is the co-founder and president of EverLog Systems. For six years the company’s been making logs out of concrete instead of wood. “I think it’s a great option, you know there is not going to be any maintenance involved. You’re going to save a lot of money down stream and that’s really what people should consider.” The company has supplied concrete to over 55 houses across the country. They started in Missoula and that’s where they currently make all of their products. “Not just for Montana based homes, we’re doing stuff in Louisiana and Missouri where you have a different set of conditions or you have bugs and termite issues down in Louisiana, our product will solve all those problems as well.” Local construction companies have used the new technology and say it’s a great way to protect Montana homes against forest fires. “Out in this setting where there’s fires it’s the perfect solution, that house there you could stack wood against it, and burn it, and it won’t go up in flames.” Said Wade Hoyt, President, Hoyt Homes Homeowners say they liked the idea because it doesn’t use wood and because it’s more green, they also feel it’s a step towards the future. “For the people that are considering a log home I think it’s the best way to go. It is forever.” Said Wade And as for the look of the concrete, EverLog has most everyone fooled. “Most people can’t believe it, they have to go up and knock on it because it really does look like log.” Wade added.