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One of the best ways to start your log home journey is by visiting log home producers (not just dealers) and their corporate model homes. And when you come to Beaver Mountain, it’s more than just a visit to a model home, it’s an experience. From our three gorgeous furnished model log homes, to the hundreds of plans and ideas in our Design Center and our showroom full of samples and displays located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains, you could spend a day browsing and dreaming.
Our Open House schedule for the Spring and Summer months are:
- Saturday, May 19th: 8:30a-4:30p
- Saturday, June 9th: 8:30a-4:30p
- Saturday, July 14th: 8:30a-4:30p
- Saturday, August 11th: 8:30a-4:30p
- Saturday, September 8th: 8:30a-4:30p
Holidays mean spending time with family and friends, so we close our offices for the following holidays this summer.
- Monday, May 28th for the Memorial Day Holiday
- Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday
- Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day
Remember to check our website, www.beavermtn.com/specialevents, frequently as changes to the above schedule may occur.
Beaver Mountain’s three model log homes on display, shown daily by appointment, – please call us at 1-800-233-2770 for an appointment to review your plans. Our model log homes are open for browsing and dreaming during our monthly OPEN HOUSES, other dates are available by appointment.
Beaver Mountain’s Model Log Homes, Design Center and Showroom are located six (6) miles west of Hancock, NY on NY Rt 17 / I-86.
To schedule an appointment and/or more information call JoAnn at 1-800-233-2770!
We’re so confident that you’ll love what you see that we offer a “Travel Reimbursement Program.” If you schedule an appointment and make the trip to see us, when you purchase a Beaver Mountain Home, we will reimburse you the cost of travel and lodging. Call for Details!
For 30 years you’ve trusted Beaver Mountain Log and Cedar Homes to help make your dream become a reality. Now Beaver Mountain is using a product that has been dedicated to providing the highest level of security to homes and businesses for 90 years…Schlage Locksets.
Whether it’s your new permanent residence or a weekend home, Schlage locksets can be anything from innovative electronic communicating locksets to elegant high-security handle sets, levers, knobs, and decorative hardware.
If you’re concerned with security because it’s your weekend home or you’re away from home for long periods of time due to work or vacation then think about the Schlage Nexia™ Home Intelligence system. This system puts your home in the palm of your hand. It’s web and mobile based access means greater peace of mind because you’re always in control of security and energy consumption.
With this system you can grant access remotely, receive and email or text alerts when a guest or family member enters their access code. You can also manage the lights and HVAC systems to conserve energy or turn lights on and off in different areas of the home for added security at night when you’re away. Installation is also quick and simple-similar to Schlage’s keypad locks and keypad deadbolts.
As the leaves begin to change their color we should be reminded that cold weather is coming. Now is a good time to take a look at the exterior of your home and inspect your logs/ and or siding. How is your stain holding up? Have you noticed any dark spots on the surface? What about checks? Have you found that you have areas where checks have formed and look like they might be able to collect moisture? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then now is the time to take action.
- Cleaning- more times then not, a light cleaning of your home is all you need prior to staining. This can be done with your garden hose. If the garden hose isn’t getting the job done, we recommend purchasing a wood cleaner and following the manufacturers instructions.
- Checks- checks are a natural characteristic of wood and are part of woods drying process. Checks are typically just a cosmetic issue (like them or hate them.) The only time we are concerned with a check is if it s on the top of your radius, angled downward and not protected by a porch roof or over hang. In this situation you will want to insert backer rod and then fill opening with energy seal caulk.
- Staining- After you have cleaned and caulked your logs, you are ready for stain. Whether you are staining with Woodgaurd or Perma Chink, it is very important that you follow the manufacturers instructions for application.
Here is some information about a few maintenance products mentioned above.
Energy Seal- Log home sealant-Energy seal has excellent adhesion and stretch. It is long lasting, UV stable and chemical resistant. Unlike many sealants on the market that look shiny and artificial, Energy Seal is textured to match the visual characteristics of wood. It also accept the color of your wood finish.
Woodguard- Exterior oil based preservative- Available in a number of colors, Woodgaurd is a highly durable, transparent stain designed for log homes and wood siding. The oil based formula provides long term protection and water by penetrating due into the wood. Application should take place only if overnight temperatures are above 50 degrees F.
PermaChink Lifeline Ultra 7- Durable state of the art resin that creates a flexible and tough seal on your log home or wood siding. Application temperature above 40 degrees is recommended by the manufacturer for this water based product.
For more information about the above products or any product that Beaver Mountain carries, please contact Mike Santamaria at 607-467-1660 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org . Mike can assist you with all of your maintenance questions as well.
There are many individual components that make up a great log system. One such component is how the manufacturer integrates the windows and doors into the log wall. Many log home manufacturers offer ‘pre-cut’ window and door openings. But what exactly does this mean?
In most cases pre-cut window and door openings are nothing more than a pre-cut rough opening with 2x dimensional lumber to follow. The contractor will still have a significant amount of cutting left to contend with out in the field. The settling space above the windows and doors, the face of the log for the exterior trim and grooving the log ends and bucks are a few examples. How accurate are these cuts? How much additional time will it take? What are the repercussions in terms of energy loss and future maintenance?
Now compare that to Beaver Mountain’s unique pre-cut, form fitting window and door bucks as pictured here. Our system is entirely pre cut resulting in less construction time for your builder and a more consistent, quality fit. A quality fit will ensure your home is weather tight maximizing energy performance and minimizing your long term maintenance. Don’t be misled into thinking all log homes are essentially the same. Come to the Mountain and let one of our professional Building Consultants demonstrate first hand all of the benefits of building a Beaver Mountain home.
Call 1-800-233-2770 and schedule your consultation today!
Beaver Mountain’s Drip Cap & Window Buck Detail