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Comparing Quotes for Log and Timber Frame Homes

COMPARE YOUR QUOTES CAREFULLY Remember, pre-cut home packages are not necessarily all the same! We suggest that you compare the packages very closely to determine what materials are being offered, the services performed by the company and the stability and credit worthiness of the company. If there is a large difference in the package prices, […]

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The Importance of Structural Engineering

For more information about MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION and a free consultation CONTACT us. Buildings and houses are made to endure massive loads as well as weather conditions and seasonal climate changes. The engineering aspect of the construction of these buildings deals with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads. Ensuring the structural […]

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Flash and Batt Insulation to Improve Energy Efficiency

For more information about MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION and a free consultation CONTACT us. Combining insulation options in the same cavity results in better yet more affordable thermal performance. Thanks to the advancements and proliferations of a wider selection of home insulation products, builders can optimize a bevy of available options to achieve the best thermal results […]

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Green Building Early Design Options

For more information about MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION and a free consultation CONTACT us. Green building practices include a variety of construction practices that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient. For optimum efficiency these practices have to extend throughout the buildings life cycle which consist of: 1. Site preparation 2. Design 3. Construction 4. Operation 5. Maintenance […]

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Forest Stewardship Council Ensures Sustainable Growth and Harvesting

For more information about MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION and a free consultation CONTACT us. The Forest Stewardship Council is a non-profit organization that is devoted to the responsible management of the world’s green areas and forests. They ensure that wood harvesting is practiced in an environmentally responsible and economically viable way. Landowners and Construction companies who sell […]

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Mountain Log and Timber Building

For a free consultation about all of your mountain log and timber needs contact MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION log home stairs   TRADITIONAL LOG HOMES including LIVE EDGE LOG HOMES   TIMBER FRAME HOMES   POST AND BEAM HOMES   We can provide Full Scribe ROUND LOG HOMES   You can also do all kinds of timber detailing […]

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Adirondack, Craftsman Style and Rustic hand crafted homes

For more information about MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION and a free consultation CONTACT us. Adirondack, Craftsman Style and Rustic hand crafted homes using the natural beauty of wood to create a unique home are sources of inspiration to us. There is a great tradition of building Natural Element homes in the Historic communities around Linville, Blowing Rock […]

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Aging In Place Designing

For more information on MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTION please CONTACT US Aging in Place What “Aging in Place” refers to the continuation of living in a place where you have lived for years, regardless of age. This concept allows you continue to use products, services, and other conveniences, without relocating to a special needs community. When your […]

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Interview with Mark Kirkpatrick by Shan Boggs

Mountain Construction Enterprises is a full service custom builder specializing in green building.  For more information or a free office consultation CONTACT US You create homes of incredible beauty. Some might even consider them works of art. How did you get started with this work? I have always made an effort to excel at the work […]

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Use Housewrap : Weather-resistant barriers protect buildings when installed correctly

By John D. Wagner Reprinted from Residential design + build magazine, July/August 2011 Passing a residential construction job recently, I noticed the contractor was putting up siding before the housewrap was fully installed. As I watched, I realized he had no intention of installing the housewrap properly. He simply stapled it up, overlapped the seams […]