30 Jun Log Home Living Magazine features EverLog Systems
EverLog provides the look of logs – with a few added benefits.
July 2015 – Log Home Living Magazine
“How can we build a better wood home?” The owners of EverLog Systems asked themselves this question after widespread wildfires led to the destruction of hundreds of Montana homes in 2000. The answer? A family of concrete log, siding and timber products for both structural and non-structural applications, replicating the exact texture and feel of handcrafted or milled logs and timbers.
To create a “log” that mimics the look of real wood, EverLog’s log siding and timbers are molded into a range of profiles and corner styles 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. Another benefit: 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 and timbers without the downside,” says Stewart Hansen of EverLog Systems. Hansen says his product eliminates the 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 be easy for the next generation to upkeep.”
All of EverLog’s concrete products are manufactured in the company’s plant in Missoula, Montana, then shipped all over the country. The concrete log walls do not require a special foundation, and standard windows and doors can be used. EverLogs can also provide posts, beams and trusses, and the concrete can be manufactured in a custom color or one of the company’s stock colors including chinking as an option. To make the logs look as close to the real thing as possible, the company takes care to form its logs, log siding and timbers, adding knots, growth rings and grain marks to the finished product.