Barna Log Homes

Frequently asked questions

MinusWill my log home settle after construction?

Probably. Settling is an important issue with any log home. But why would you want your home to settle??? Believe it or not, settling is not a disadvantage with our log homes; it is actually beneficial to you – the customer.

The logs have a tendency to shrink or move during the first year or two after construction. If the logs were not allowed to settle once they shrink, small gaps would potentially open up between each log. By allowing the logs to settle, the gaps are allowed to close up. The bottom line is that a log home that is built to settle ultimately provides a tighter, stronger home.

Note: Don’t be too alarmed. Our homes are built to allow for 2 inches of settling, but it is rare when the home settles more than 3/4 of an inch. The home is constructed to be mostly self adjusting.

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Although our design was from another company, Barna drew blue prints from a picture and delivered our building package. The crew worked well together with the utmost care to find workmanship. We already enjoy the comfort and coziness of our Barna Log Home.

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