Why Choose Better Than Logs Sidings?

Better Than Logs™ Concrete Log Sidings are the premier concrete siding product on the market. Our siding products are Fire resistant, bug and rodent resistant, easy to install, and require no maintenance.

What Better Than Logs™ offers Customers that NO OTHER siding manufacturer offers:

Perfectly matched no maintenance Trim:

  • A complete line of complimentary and engineered trims for windows, doors, and corners that fit perfectly and match the Better Than Logs™ siding product. Many siding manufacturers refer their customers to “fiber-cement” trim manufacturers for most if not all of the customers trim needs. As a result, the trim fails to match or compliment the siding products and the trim requires extensive maintenance and up-keep.

Superior Customer Service:

  • Our team values very highly every customer and inquiry. Our #1 goal with every customer is complete and total satisfaction. We realize that the purchase of Better Than Logs™ products is a significant financial and emotional commitment, and we treat the customer’s decision to purchase Better Than Logs™ products with the utmost respect and value.;

Extensive Testing:

  • Extensive internal and independent product testing including severe and extensive freeze/thaw cycles, extensive heat and flame cycles, and high pressure and low pressure blasting and impact testing. We have also extensively tested our products in comparison to all other product offering available and our competitors cannot compare at any level with our Engineered Siding Products. Better Than Logs™ has a complete and substantial In-House Testing Lab, where we develop and improve our products to benefit and accommodate our customers needs!

Looks like Real Wood:

  • The Better Than Logs™ products are the ONLY non-wood siding products that look exactly like “REAL WOOD”. Our products, unlike all other offerings, are made from molds that were made from real wood plugs. Every grain and feature on the Better Than Logs™ products is REAL and as designed by nature. The Better Than Logs™ siding products surfaces look SO REAL because they are!

Strong Reinforced Product:

  • The Better Than Logs™ siding products are internally reinforced for strength and product longevity. Unreinforced concrete is fragile and delicate by nature, which is why all Building Departments require reinforcement in all “Structural Concrete” applications. Fiberglass “chop”, as many siding manufacturers use in their products, does not constitute any level of significant reinforcement. As a result, other siding products made of concrete are very fragile and can easily be broken in installation and shipping. Some unreinforced concrete product manufacturers have made and continue to make less than honest and less than correct statements regarding concrete reinforcement. The statements, upon additional research, have always been proven to be false and manipulatively misleading. Some have even misstated and reinvented Building Code details to manipulatively state their flawed and ill-informed arguments. The FACT is that reinforced concrete siding is much more difficult and expensive to produce, and some manufacturers choose the cheaper and easier option of simply producing an inferior product to the products manufactured by Better Than Logs™… at a significantly higher price than the products manufactured by Better Than Logs™.

    Ready-To-Go Easy Installation:

    ·The Better Than Logs™ products, unlike all others, ship to the customer ready to install without additional treatments or hidden costs. Simply open the crates and begin.

No Hidden Costs:

  • Better Than Logs™ DOES NOT require the customer to return the shipping crates at the customers expense as many other manufacturers do. Better Than Logs™has NO HIDDEN OR SURPRISE COSTS to burden the customer with. We lay out and explain every detail of every expense with our customers prior to purchase, with every effort to help our customers remain within budget with complete customer satisfaction.
  •  Stained NOT Painted:
  •  The Better Than Logs™ products are appropriately stained with by far the best concrete coloring application available and well proven over time. Our high quality stains have been developed over decades for “high-traffic” walkways, such as exist at amusement parks and malls, and have a long history of exceptional performance, fade resistance, and retained beauty. We DO NOT PAINT OUR PRODUCTS as other manufacturers do. Paints will always fade, peal, and crack. Painting of concrete is a compromised process from the beginning.

 

Thermal Resistance Value and Energy costs:

  •  Better Than Logs™ now offers the option of R-4 to R-5 insulation values on EVERY style of siding we make. No other siding manufacturer offers this on a realistic-appearing siding product. But Better Than Logs™ is different by offering a thermal resistance value manufactured within the product to add significant insulation to any project. More Better Than Logs™ engineering at work for our customers!

Multiple Styles to choose from:

  • Better Than Logs™ offers SEVEN styles of siding and FOURTEEN styles of trims to our customers. No other siding manufacturer offers a similar diversity or extensiveness of complimentary products for its customers to choose from, as does Better Than Logs™.
  •  Additionally, the Better Than Logs™ trims are designed to match and complement each of the Better Than Logs™ sidings.

Optional Installation

  • Better Than Logs™ now offers INSTALLATION of all Better Than Logs™ products to our customers in North America. We have dedicated, honest, and experienced Installation Teams that will go to your site and install your Better Than Logs™ products to your complete satisfaction, AND at a very reasonable and competitive price.
  • What Better Than Logs™ offers Customers that NO Traditional Log Home can offer:

No difficulty getting Home Insurance:

  •  Insuring a Traditional Log Home can be very difficult and challenging. With the Better Than Logs™ products, the structure of the home can be built in a manner and with techniques and materials commonly accepted and approved of in the Insurance Industry. Additionally, because of the concrete nature of the Better Than Logs™ products, some added considerations and discounts can be available from some insurance companies.

No Difficulty in Mortgage Financing:

  •  Financing a traditional log home and finding comparisons can be very difficult. With the Better Than Logs™ products, financing is very manageable and traditional.

Protective Shell:

  •  The Better Than Logs™ product installation process offers a truly sealed and protective “shell” around your home. Throughout the Installation Process, procedures are taken to properly seal and thoroughly protect your home from insects, rodents, water, and fire.

MAINTENANCE FREE!

  •  A maintenance free exterior of your home! No “real wood” siding or log material can honestly offer a maintenance free future, it is impossible.
  •  All woods begin the decaying process immediately upon the initial cutting. All efforts are simply a futile attempt to slow the inevitable decay process.

COSTS LESS!

  •  The Better Than Logs™ products are approximately 25% the initial cost of the siding portion of a Traditional Log Home’s exterior walls. That is a true “apples to apples” comparison. And in comparing the entire wall package of a Traditional Log Home versus an ICF Constructed Wall with Better Than Logs™ siding products, we are still approximately 25% of the cost of the Traditional Log Home option. AND, with the ICF/Better Than Logs™ option, the customer achieves an R-30 or better wall insulation value, a rodent and insect free living space, a TRULY maintenance free exterior wall, and all of the modern conveniences of current construction techniques including in-wall data and power cabling, freeze-resistant plumbing, etc… AND a home that actually looks like wood and continues to look incredible year after year!

TRULY Green:

  •  Traditional Log Homes typically require Forest Devastation on the scale of 50-200 trees per home. In Montana alone, between 3 million and 10 million board feet of logs are harvested each year specifically for the purpose of construction of log homes. With the Better Than Logs™ siding product, NO lumber harvesting is necessary. No decimation of public or private lands is required. The Better Than Logs™ products are TRULY green, not only through energy conservation, but in avoiding the initial devastation of our valued timber lands and forests.

NO SETTLING concerns:

  •  With the Better Than Logs™ products, there is no settling of the walls in your home. No need to leave 4″+ gaping openings over every window and door for “future settling”. No need for “jacks” in walls and under support timbers to be constantly and forever adjusted in a futile attempt to keep your Traditional Log Home square, straight, and upright. The Better Than Logs™ products require none of these extraordinary efforts to fight gravity and decay. With the Better Than Logs™ products, our customers can enjoy their homes versus constantly battling and worrying about the never ending log movement and maintenance of a Traditional Log Home.

No Checking or Leaking EVER

  • Traditional Log Homes are notorious for checking and leaking. Checking is cracking, generally in the direction of the grain, and frequently through the entire log from outside to inside. As a result of inevitable checking, log home owners are constantly fighting the elements and very commonly are able to see the outside world from inside their homes without the use of windows or doors… they can look right through the walls! The Better Than Logs™ products do not check or leak, ever.

NO Pests or Pesticides

  • Around the world, there exist huge supplies of insects that are attracted to wood. Unfortunately for Traditional Log Home owners, these insects eventually find their new home in your log home. And, contrary to claims by chemical companies, there is no truly effective way to completely rid a Traditional Log Home of these nuisances. With the Better Than Logs™ products, no pests are attracted as our Engineered Concrete Log Sidings provide no nourishment or comfort to the pests. With Better Than Logs™ products, you can rest assured that your home is not on the menu for any creepy-crawlies or vermin of any kind.