Q: Can a log home survive a natural disaster like high winds or flooding?
We believe so. While every log home is unique, log homes in general have survived quite well in a wide range of weather environments and bad situations.
For example, a log home on the NC Outer Banks was the only beachfront home to remain standing after all the flooding and high winds that occured during Hurricane Hugo.
Another log house in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, suffered no visual damage when Hurricane Ivan swept through with winds of more than 100 mph. Besides the strength of the solid log walls, there were hurricane straps connecting the timber roof to the log walls.
So you can see that with a quality bulit log home, you might not have to worry about the passing storms, as much as your neighbors.