SAVE MONEY BY USING A CONCRETE LOG

How much time and money do you want to spend maintaining your dream home?  And for how long?  We believe the answer should be: Zero. However, many homeowners forget to consider the substantial and ongoing (lifetime) costs to maintain their log and timber home.  These expenses are so extensive and never-ending that entire industries exist and are devoted to fixing and maintaining wood log homes.  Why would anyone want these costly and never ending expenses?  The total of these lifetime expenses will easily exceed any initial savings.

 

At EverLog Systems, we believe there is a better way!

 

Our concrete logs called EverLogs outperform any product on the market and will save you a substantial amount of money over the life of your home.  From maintenance costs to homeowners insurance premiums and structural stability to fire resistance, our concrete log products minimize a lifetime of costs.  Below is a contrast between a typical 2,500 sf home using concrete EverLogs and a handcrafted wood logs.

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TYPICAL HANDCRAFTED LOG HOME

Cost of Package

Same

Same

Erection of Log Package

Included in wall package price

$15-$25 per sq. ft. in addition of cost of wall package

Delivery of Wall Package

Included in wall package price

In addition of cost of wall package

Chinking & Finishing of Wall Package

Included in wall package price

In addition of cost of wall package

On-site building modifications

No

Yes

Heating & Cooling Costs – Est. Annual

30-40% less

30-40% more

Home Owners Insurance – Est. Annual

20-30% less

20-30% more

Maintenance Costs – Annual

$0 – Maintenance Free

$750 plus per year

Preserve, re-stain and seal – every three to four years

No

$6000 – $8000

Envirnomentally Friendly

Yes

No

Logs Shift and Settle

No

Yes

Logs Shrink and Twist

No

Yes

Fire Resistant

Yes

No

Resistant to bugs (termites, carpenter bees, etc) and woodpeckers

Yes

No

Resistant to mold and other decay

Yes

No

Superior Performance in Wildfires, Earthquakes and Hurricanes

Yes

No

Substantially Reduces Maintenance and Operating Costs Over Life of the Structure

Yes

No

MORE ISSUES TO CONSIDER …

1. Less lifetime cost than wood logs:
Our log homes are custom made to the highest standards.  These exacting standards translate to substantial savings throughout the life of our homes.  Read more about the Construction Benefits and Maintenance / Environmental Sensitivity.

2. Less time and labor required to erect saving considerable construction costs:  Most wood log home producers do not include erection costs in their package cost. On average, customers must budget an additional $25-$35 per square foot for erection. ELS erection costs are included in our package price. On a 2000 square foot home, a ELS homeowner would save $50,000 – $70,000. This is a substantial savings for anyone’s budget.

3. Highly energy efficient provides saving on both heating and cooling cost:
Our insulated system saves on average 30-40% on heating and cooling costs as compared to a traditional framed house.  Please read our Blower Door Test for more information.

4. Substantial savings on Home Owners insurance:
Not only do our products provide superior fire protection, insurance companies prefer to insure our log packages. Costs of Home Owners insurance is a minimum of 20% less than traditional framed houses or log cabins, especially in high fire zone areas.  Other features insurance companies like about our products include:

a. Resistance to bug decay, mold, fungus and the like.

b. Insulation decreases the costs to heat and cool the home.

5. Maintenance free, no need to preserve, re-stain, or seal annually:
According to log home restoration companies, wood log owners spend an average of $750 a year in time and materials just to maintain their home. In addition, every three to five years wood log home owners pay generally pay $6,000 or more to have their homes preserved, re-stained and sealed. Our package is practically maintenance free. We want our customers to enjoy their homes not the other way around.