The energy performance of log homes is frequently confusing for people to understand, and many believe that log homes are not energy efficient. Although log home oenwers can tell you how energy efficient their own log homes are compared to stick-built homes they have owned or are near them, the rumors and misinformation continue.
Recently, Rob Pickett of Rob Pickett & Associates finalized the 2015 Energy Performance of Log Homes White Paper and it was recently uploaded onto the Log and Timber Homes Council Consumer Webpage. This White Paper provides actual field data and its analysis on the energy efficiency of log homes. Nationwide, energy and building officials are downloading and referencing this document, and we suggest that you, our potential Clients, look it over as well. If anything, please read the Conclusion on pages 39-40, which summarizes the exceptional energy performance of well designed log homes like ours.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accreditation Received by Morningdale Log Homes, LLC.
December 2, 2015: Morningdale Log Homes, LLC. is pleased to announce that it has received its accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Western Pennsylvania. Kathy and Art Hoffman, co-owners of Morningdale Log Homes, LLC., have said throughout their careers that, “Quality is the most important ingredient in Customer Satisfaction. To meet or exceed all of our customer’s expectations, we will focus our efforts on providing them with the highest quality products and services through innovation, exceptional service and a total commitment to quality.”
Morningdale Log Homes, LLC. has always held itself to a very high standard for operating its business and working with its Clients in a professional and ethical manner. We believe that how we conduct our business clearly demonstrates how committed we are to providing our Clients with the highest level of product, service and support possible. We sought BBB accreditation so that our record is publicly accessible from an independent third party and can be viewed by anyone considering a log home supplier. We encourage any potential Clients to access and view our record. We are certain you will find that we “practice what we preach,” and assure you that we will provide you, our Clients, with the utmost support and service before, during and after the sale!
Here is our January 2016 Special Offer. This is special is being offered on ONE of our Keystone I models and expires on January 31, 2016. Of course, the log home kit MUST also be accepted by April 30, 2016. And, if you purchase this kit through Morningdale Log Homes, we will give you an additional discount of $1000!
So, hurry now and call us at 814-967-2206 because once this specially discounted kit is gone, it is gone forever!
Morningdale Log Homes LLC and Timberhaven Log and Timberframe Homes are pleased to announce our Fall 2015 Promotion. This promotion offers our clients the opportinity to save THOUSANDS of dollars on their log home kit without sacrificing the superior product and service quality that we have come to be known for.
Unlike most promotions, this Fall promotion offers YOU the opportunity to choose from several offers. AND, in addition to the Fall Promotion offer you choose, we are also offering our clients a $1000 credit toward their plan deposit! Now what more could you ask for?
To find out more about this special Fall Promotion, contact us via our contact form, telephone, FAX or email. We are always here to help make our clients’ log home dream become their dream log home!
IMPORTANT NOTES: This offer does NOT apply to our Sportsman series cabins. Some restrictions may apply to receive some or any Promotional discount. A deposit must be made on or before December 31, 2015, and delivery must be taken on or before June 30, 2016, in order to qualify for this Fall Promotional discount.
All of us at Morningdale Log Homes want to thank each and every one of you who not only attended the 70th Annual Crawford County Fair, but also stopped by our booth to talk about log homes. Whether you were looking for a new log home, cabin, treestand or maintenance supplies/advice, we appreciated the fact that you stopped by and asked us! After all, we ARE the area’s log home experts and represent a worldwide supplier of log homes, Timberhaven Log and Timber Homes.
In fact, as a result of the requests we had at the Fair, we will soon be adding an interactive “Ask Dr. Log” feature on our website for such questions to be answered year-round. In the meantime, however, you can contact us via phone, FAX, email or our website’s “Live Chat” feature. Of course if you have any suggestions to improve our services to you, our clients, we would also greatly appreciate hearing about those as well.
Again, thank you for helping make the 2015 Crawford County Fair a success for everyone!
Well, it is fair time again and the Crawford County Fair runs from Saturday August 22nd through Saturday Aug. 29th! Just like last year, we will have our booth in Home Show Building #1 near the side entrance.If you want to have some fun on the rides, eat some great “Fair food”, see livestock, and enjoy concerts, then plan on attending and stop by our booth to discuss your log home dream!
We will be available to answer any questions you may have about our log homes, timber frame homes, hunting camps, cabins, tree stands and log home maintenance supplies (i.e. log siding, stains, caulks, cleaners, etc). We will also feature a video of our engineered log manufacturing process and several of our customers’ log homes. Of course, we will also have plenty of candy available for the kids in our miniature log home, and plenty of catalogs and informative literature for all interested adults!
For those of you who are unable to attend, you can still acquire these same catalogs and information by contacting us by phone, email or the Contact Form on our website.
This past weekend (August 7-8, 2015), Kathy and I had the opportunity to attend the Timberhaven Log Homes’ Annual Dealer Meeting in Lewisburg, PA. This event was jam-packed full of exciting announcements, new product offerings, updated supplier offerings, educational seminars and, most importantly, even more tools for us to have to help you, our Clients!
Friday evening, we had the opportunity to speak to representatives from TAMKO (shingles), CTS (Q8 Log Oil), Andersen Windows, ThermaTru doors and Velux. The vast array of new and enhanced products from each of these suppliers will definitely provide our clients with many more features and options to incorporate into the dream log home design.
We also had the opportunity to talk to several other Timberhaven representatives and employees about a variety of subjects. For instance, we discussed log home stains and maintenance with our counterparts in Kentucky, Tennessee, Washington and Ohio. We also discussed market trends and what buyers are now looking for in their log home designs as well as those items that are no longer in vogue.
Now for a summary of the exciting topics from our informative weekend:
NEW LOG HOME PLAN BOOKS
One of the best surprises at the meeting was the release of a new plan book. The former plan book was approximately 100 pages and was expensive to print and mail. The new plan book costs much less, is far better organized (by square footage and also alphabetically) and includes several NEW MODELS that were not included in the previous one! Ask us for a copy and we will be more than happy to provide you with one!
STONE FOR FIREPLACES, WALLS, ETC.
On another subject, we are happy to announce that we can now provide our clients with Ply Gem stone veneers. Available in a variety of colors and styles, including stack, fieldstone, ledgestone, cobblestone, riverstone and brick, these stone veneers are ideal for fireplaces, foundation coverings, interior walls and exterior walls.
INSULATED ROOF PANELS
As we as a country are striving to conserve our energy resources, what better way to save than to incorporate insulated roof panels into your new log home design. We are pleased to announce that we are offering Thermaroof insulated panels as an additional means to make your home more energy efficient.
STRUCTURAL INSULATING PANELS
Once again, thinking about energy efficiency, we are also offering Murus structural insulating panels. These panels are ideal for timberframe home designs as well as log sided designs.
Log homes as well as timberframe homes often feature large deck areas. Typically, these decks are made of pressure treated wood, which does require periodic cleaning and occasional staining. For those who wish to have a near maintenance free deck, we are pleased to announce that we now offer two sources of decking and railings for your outdoor entertainment areas:
Many of our clients have requested red cedar shakes and/or shingles for use on their timberframe or log home designs. Before now, these items were not offered by us and our clients purchased them independently. We are now happy to provide our clients with Certigrade red cedar shingles and shakes.
SLIDING BARN DOORS
In recent months, we have had several Clients request sliding barn doors between rooms in their log homes. We are happy to announce that Timberhaven Log Homes now offers these as an option.
FASTER PRICE ESTIMATES
In order to provide our Clients with a faster response time for estimates, we now have the capability to prepare most estimates ourselves without the need to work with the Timberhaven Engineering department to do so. This will enable us to provide our clients with an estimate in a much shorter time frame!
THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND SUPPORT
We recognize that there are many other log home companies available for you to do business with. However, we are proud to be part of the Timberhaven Log Homes team! Besides being the proud owners of our own log home, our training as representatives, direct access to anyone at Timberhaven Log Homes’ factory and the wealth of knowledge from Timberhaven’s many respresentatives throughout the world, enable us to better assist our clients before, during and long after the sale! Plus, we can do so in-person, not by telephone, should the need arise – unlike many other log home manufacturers who provide only mail, email and/or phone support.
As log home owners ourselves, we welcome you to join us and hundreds of others who have bought, built and live in their dream log homes…and the best available are from Timberhaven Log Homes!
Over the years, Timberhaven Log Homes has invested a significant amount of time and money into developing their state-of-the-art engineered log process to provide a strong, long-lasting product that looks good and preforms well. Besides developing the process and product, they have also invested in comprehensive testing of this laminated log product to ensure that it meets the highest levels of quality that Timberhaven Log Homes has been known for..
The video below presents the viewer with an overview of the engineered log process as well as the assessments of this process and product by not only Timberhaven Log Homes but also renowned independent forestry experts.
It’s summer time and what a great time to go to a Fair and enjoy the food, rides, concerts, rodeos, livestock shows and, of course, talk to us about your log home dream!
As in previous years, Morningdale Log Homes will again be hosting the Timberhaven Log Homes booth in Home Show Building #1 at the Crawford County Fair, one of the largest venues east of the Mississippi River and possibly the oldest county fair in Pennsylvania! You will be able to talk to us about our log homes, log home maintenance and construction, and even see a log home corner and samples of various log profiles. PLUS, we will also have a Special Offer for anyone visiting our booth and desiring a Timberhaven Log Home.
So, mark your calendars for August 22nd through the 29th, and we look forward to meeting and talking to you then!