Q: How many years will a log home last?
If it’s built incorrectly, a log home can last as little as five years. On the other hand, if it’s built correctly (and you keep a good roof on it plus do some reasonable maintenance), a log home can last longer than your lifetime.
In fact, the oldest standing log home in North America and possibly the oldest standing wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere, is the C.A. Nothnagle Log Cabin located in Gibbstown, New Jersey!
This simple log home was built around 1638 by Swedish or Finnish settlers. This is no surprise since in parts of Scandinavian there are still log buildings standing that were built over 1,000 years ago.
We admit we’re not Scandinavian, but we think after 20 years, our log homes have withstood the test of time pretty well.