WHY DO YOU USE NORTHERN WHITE CEDAR?
Northern White Cedar is our wood species of choice for some very good reasons. White Cedar has a unique cellular structure that makes it very resistant to insects, rot, decay and shrinkage. Its light, consistent coloring holds finishes well. And much like cork, it will not absorb moisture. Cedar is a soft wood, and when combined with our end matching, is easy to work with. These characteristics make Northern White Cedar the most durable wood log siding available in the market place. Learn more about why Northern White Cedar is a superior building product.
DO LOG AND TIMBER HOMES REQUIRE A LOT OF MAINTENANCE?
A Northern White Cedar log home or timber-crafted home is much less difficult to preserve than wood sided homes that use pine or red cedar products. White Cedar does not have knots that will bleed or decay like pine products.
The only protection you will need is a stain to keep our product from turning a grey color from ultraviolet light. There are many quality stain products that can be used, though they will need to be renewed periodically depending on the amount of sunlight reaching the walls. A quick check is to spray water on the surface and look for discoloring. If the water beads, the finish is still providing protection.
WHY SHOULD I BUILD WITH TOWN & COUNTRY CEDAR HOMES?
Building a custom log home or timber frame home is a big investment of your time, money and energy. Town + Country Cedar Homes understands and respects that. We’ve developed a custom home building process that reduces headaches, delays, cost overruns, and frustrations for our clients.
When you choose to use Town + Country Cedar Homes’ turnkey home building solution you will work with a dedicated and experienced project manager. Your project manager will guide you through the entire home building process from initial brainstorming to the design, manufacturing and construction phases.
Along the way you’ll never feel in the dark, have questions go unanswered, or want to pull your hair out. Town + Country Cedar Homes uniquely combines superior building products with innovative design and expert craftsmanship to deliver the homes that are a true reflection of their owners’ lifestyles.
WILL TOWN & COUNTRY SUPPLY BUILDING SYSTEMS THAT MY OWN BUILDER CAN USE TO CONSTRUCT MY HOME?
Yes! While Town + Country enjoys working with families on the full design through build process, we can also supply your chosen builder (who might even be you!) with the finest Northern White Cedar available, hand-scribed and engineered roof systems, trims and paneling products. With our vast inventory on hand we can quickly supply any products you need for your log or timber project.
DO YOU SUPPLY LOG OR TIMBER HOME MATERIALS OUTSIDE OF MICHIGAN?
Absolutely, we have and continue to ship material throughout the United States, Canada and Japan. Don’t let the distance from your jobsite to our mill influence your decision.
Remember, quality white cedar can only be found in the upper midwest. Any freight charges you incur will be a very minor cost when compared to your home or commercial project. In addition, we might be able to combine your order with another customer’s delivery to reduce freight costs.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS?
We began in 1947 as Boyne Falls Log Homes and became Town + Country Cedar Homes in 1983. We are the second oldest consecutively producing log home company in the United States.
WHERE CAN I SEE SOME OF YOUR PRODUCTS?
If you are interested in seeing our products up close and personal, contact us and we will try to find a location close to where you are building. We also have hundreds of photos of home projects that you can explore here on our web site. If you live in northern Michigan or are up for a visit, feel free to come by Boyne Falls for a tour of our mill and production buildings.
IS YOUR WOOD KILN DRIED?
We will not ship our log home materials until the wood has been kiln dried to its appropriate moisture content level. White Cedar is a very stable wood, but it needs to be kiln-dried so there are no dimensional changes in the finished material. Air drying or inadequate kiln-drying is not sufficient.
DO YOUR HOMES MEET THE NEW ENERGY CODES NOW IN PLACE?
Since 1983, our building systems have the thermal barrier capacities that significantly exceed code requirements regardless of regional locations. Our plans will detail the needs specific to your climate area.