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Steps to Owning a Maine Cedar Log Home
Explore the steps needed to make your dreams of owning a Maine Cedar Log Home a reality - starting with your ideas and ending with the scheduled delivery of your log home.
- 1Your Ideas
- 3Design Consultation
- 4Contractor Consultation
- 5Financing Review
- 6Conceptual Floor Plans and Preliminary Estimate
- 7Payment Options
- 8Sales Contract & Deposit
- 9Preliminary Plans
- 10Finalized Plans
- 11Production Begins
- 13Final Payment
- 14Scheduling Deliveries
Determine what you are looking for in your new Maine Cedar Log Home, present and future needs lifestyle factors and requirements, will it be your primary home, second home or rental property, how many bedrooms, does your land have a view or is it water frontage? All mentioned above and many not mentioned will help with selecting and designing a floor plan for your new cedar log home.
Gather information on building log homes, floor plans that may interest you. Maine Cedar Log Homes offers a prefabricated wall panel system, our system allows for the installation of conventional electrical, plumbing and insulation (walls R-25+) in your log home. Gain any information you can about your land or the land you’re planning to purchase. Prepare a budget and review your financing options. If possible plan a visit to Maine Cedar Log Homes, tour our office, model home and manufacturing facility, learn about our quality, energy efficient product first hand.
Let our experienced staff help you design your new log home. We are a custom cedar log home manufacturer; customers are not confined to pre-set plans. Maine Cedar Log Homes has a series of standard models to choose from, you can also use as a basis for forming ideas for your custom designed cedar log home. Pick a style that you are most interested in and discuss with our design sales staff. Make a prioritized wish list for your home. Choose window locations and style, door locations and style, and review your choices. We will compile notes and design wishes and then incorporate into your customized conceptual floor plan.
Contractor or do it yourself, with Maine Cedar Log Homes you have several options to construct your Maine Cedar Log Home. You can act as your own general contractor or hire a general contractor, do as much or little as you wish. We have a list of preferred builders/contractors we can refer you to, who will assist you in determining your construction costs. They will erect just the weather tight shell or provide you with a “turn-key” package price. We have an on-staff contractor available to assist you if you choose to act as your own contractor or hire a contractor of your choice. This is service is available at no cost to you.
We will provide you with a checklist to assist you in meeting the requirements necessary to meet your financial institutions mortgage application. We can also refer you to our list of preferred lenders.
Conceptual Floor Plans and Preliminary Estimate
We will prepare your custom conceptual floor plans based on the notes we gather during your design consultation. The floor plans are forwarded to you for review. Your floor plans will be revised and modified per any changes you would like to make. Once you are satisfied with the overall floor plan we will begin your preliminary pricing and supply you with a complimentary estimate.
We’ll discuss your payment options and determine which plan best suits your budget and construction loan. *Please refer to our payment option plan on the reverse side of our price list. *Note production begins when the window order is placed.
Sales Contract & Deposit
When the signed contract and deposit is received and accepted for your new log home the home will be added to the production schedule.
This includes conceptual floor plans and two elevation views; this is a very important part of the design process. Once you feel the design is to your liking we will convert the conceptual floor plans into preliminary plans. We allow two rounds of changes to be made to the preliminary plans; the client will mark up the changes to the preliminary plans in red ink, sign and date. The changes will be made by our design sales team. If additional rounds of changes are required there will be a fee, the fee is based on the square footage of the log home. If for some reason preliminary plans are required before a deposit is made and contract signed, there will be a nominal fee which will be credited towards the Maine Cedar Log Homes package.
Our design team will draw a set of construction drawings once you have signed off on your preliminary plans, signed a contract and deposit received. Once the construction drawings have been completed you’ll have an opportunity to approve and sign off. After the construction drawings are finalized, we will fine tune you’re pricing if necessary. These drawings are used for the manufacture of your Maine Cedar log Home and for the builder/contractors use. Any changes necessary due to site conditions or a final design modification (for example daylight basement) will be incorporated into your construction drawings. You’ll also be asked to choose your window and roof colors.
When the window order is placed; windows usually take three weeks to arrive at Maine Cedar Log Homes. A letter is sent to you indicating a payment is due for start of production (payment option #1 balance due in full, see option #2 & #3 reverse side of price list). This letter will be sent approximately two weeks before the payment is due. Once this payment is received the windows will be ordered and production of your new Maine Cedar Log Home begins.
A letter (payment option #2 & #3 reverse side of price list) will be mailed approximately two weeks before payment is due before the anticipated (schedule arranged between home owner or builder/contractor and Maine Cedar Log Homes) first delivery so you may coordinate final payment with your lender if required.
You can arrange to visit and see your new cedar log home in production at Maine Cedar Log Homes.
Maine Cedar Log Homes will be in contact with you the home owner or the contractor you have chosen to arrange the delivery schedule. Our Maine Cedar Log Homes weather tight shell goes up quick, and then you’re ready for the electrical, plumbing and insulation to be installed. Now to finish the interior of your new Maine Cedar Log Home to whatever your imagination can dream up!