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A log home is more than a place to live. It’s freedom. It’s warmth. It’s a way of life that is understood most by Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes. We have a unique family heritage of passion for the outdoors that is evident in every home we build and it’s a spirit you will feel each time when you walk into yours...

 

Enduring Design
Log homes and Timber frame homes are fundamental American structures, combining construction techniques and materials from the earliest pioneers. The design and construction of modern log homes and timber homes follow many of the basic engineering techniques from decades ago, but new technology has made them easier and faster to build, more energy – efficient and architecturally unique.

History of Style
Log homes have an architectural style and aesthetic unlike any other type of residential dwelling. In the past, individual characteristics of construction identified a log home as belonging to a particular part of the country. Flat logs with wide bands of chinking and dove-tailed corners were Appalachian. Large, round logs with saddle-notched corners were predominantly found in the Rockies. Log homes in the Midwest and Northeast tended towards smaller logs, tightly fitted together with no chinking. Today, with advances in transportation and technology, the style of log home is determined mostly by the owner’s style and taste. Choices of wood, architectural style, accessories and more available wherever you live. Where style once reflected the location of the log home, now the style reflects you.

 

Renewable resources
The primary material used in log home construction is solid wood-the most versatile natural building material in the world. Wood is strong, long lasting and beautiful. The wood is typically exposed and visible on both the exterior and interior of the structure, adding a natural elegance and comfortable charm to the home. In addition to its beauty and versatility, wood is considered as “green” building material – a renewable resource. As a natural product , wood also offers some natural resistance to sun and moisture conditions, while regulating temperatures and improving air quality. High thermal mass means improved insulating properties for your home. Conductive heat flow refers to the movement of heat through a material such as wood. A log’s innate thermal mass, or capacity to store heat, works as a barrier to impede the progress of heat flow through your log home’s wall – so heat stays inside during the Winter and outside in the Summer. In fact, according to the Log Home Council, log homes are as much as 15 percent more energy efficient than stick-framed homes. This fact makes a log home an attractive and environmentally conscious building option for the future.

 

History of Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes
An inheritance of appreciation for the beauty of Nature has been passed down through the generations of the Jim Barna family – and for decades in the Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes company. Our passion for the outdoor way of life is our family tradition. It is only natural that our corporate headquarters is nestled just outside the Big South Fork National Park. We have built upon the pioneering spirit of America’s past to bring you the best log home or timber frame home available today and one that will last through generations of your family. Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes is one of the largest and most innovative log home and timber frame home manufacturers in the United States. Our founder and namesake did much to shape the landscape of the current log home market. Founder Jim Barna began changing the log home industry by changing the logs. He started the trend of milling the logs to specific, uniform tolerances and joining them together with interlocking saddle-notch corners and tongue – and - groove walls. These techniques kept the structures air and water tight and maintained the straight lines of the logs. Since then, Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes has developed multiple log systems that provide innovation, integrity and ease of construction.

 

Experience – The Jim Barna difference
Jim Barna Log Homes is a log home and timber frame home materials producer, having sold almost 15,000 high quality log home packages both in the Unites states and Internationally. We work with 70 domestic and International distributors. Jim Barna (log home, log villas, timber homes) Log & Timber Home’s international department works with our distributors in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Lebanon, Iceland, Denmark, Belgium and we are currently working with new international log home distributor applicants for China, the Czech Republic and Spain. Jim Barna has built residential log homes, log home developments, log home churches, log cabins, log home villas, semi detached log homes and is capable of realizing any customer request. Our unique services for international distributors and customers include special log sizes such as the 10x12 square logs or 12” round logs, unique log surface such as the hewn surface or a special loading method that simplifies both the loading and unloading process and eliminates the painstaking unloading method with hands. All in all we have great experience in manufacturing, packing, loading high quality log home packages for the international market. We pride ourselves in providing quality materials, custom log home plans competitive pricing, sound building systems that fulfill European building code requirements, great customer service, exciting log home and timber frame home floor plans and one of the most comprehensive materials packages in the industry. Jim Barna Log & Timber Homes believes that experience of planning and building your log home or timber frame home is as important as the home itself. Over the last three decades , we have helped guide thousands of people through the process of creating their log homes all over the world and thus Jim Barna’s name has become a well recognized brand both in the US and International log home and timber frame home market. We understand there are decisions to be made, details to be worked on, dreams to be realized. We are with you every step of the way along the path that leads you to your home – because Barna believes the experience matters.