While our log homes look exceptionally beautiful covered in a blanket of snow, it’s a common misconception that a log home cannot be built in the winter. Au contraire – it absolutely can be done! To ensure a smooth process, however, there are unique circumstances that should be considered. This week we’re going to discuss delivery of your log home package in the winter.
Building in the winter: Roadway Accessibility
Consider this: There may be areas or roadways that may not be maintained or could be shut down all together during the wintertime. This could present a huge debacle when trying to get an 18-wheeler to your job site. Investigate wintertime maintenance and road closing schedules closely by calling your local municipality or county government.
Building in the winter: Unloading of Materials
Once you’ve ensured no road closures will prohibit your project, think about how you will coordinate accessibly for tractor trailers. If you’re staking out an area for the trucks, be sure to include an area, specifically around the foundation, for staging of materials. Also, it is very important to think about how you will ensure the appropriate equipment is on-hand. For example, this 4-wheel drive extended boom lift makes the job of unloading and staging of log home materials much easier. Winter is unpredictable, preparation is key!
Built in the winter: Delivery Schedule
No matter what the weather considerations, our log home packages are delivered based on an agreed-upon schedule. Stan Dixon and Greg Massmann knew exactly what they were in for when they agreed to this winter build in Minnesota (brrrrr). The winter is down-time for these two agriculturalists, so to them, the timeframe could not have been better.
This blog series is brought to you by Timberhaven’s dealers Stan Dixon (Iowa) and Greg Massmann (Minnesota)