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Questions - Answers
All Cabin Kit Homes include... at no extra cost... pre-built "panelized"
exterior and interior wall panels, pre-cut roofing, pre-built
stairs (as per plans) and pre-numbered panel plans that save you thousands in
labor costs and building time!
What is included in a Cabin Kit package?
We offer complete pre-built “panelized” packages at no
extra cost! Under the
"NAFTA" free trade program, the package includes all
pre-built exterior and interior wall panels, pre-built stairs (per
plan), pre-cut roof system, pre-numbered panel plans, complete detail
plans, plus floors,
rafters, ridge beams, roofing, pre-stained siding, windows, exterior
doors, interior passage doors, hardware, lock sets, exterior deadbolts, nails, bolts, screws,
decks and deck railings... everything you need for a secure, weather-tight locked-up exterior
Do Cabin Kits meet building codes?
Yes, Cabin Kits meet or exceed the new "IBC," "IRC" and "Urban Wildland Interface" codes (in
danger areas)... now being adopted by every city and county in
the United States, and throughout Canada as well.
Cabin Kit packages are engineered to meet local requirements
for roof snow loads, wind loads, and seismic zones (in earthquake-prone areas).
Special protective treatments are also available for tropical pests and/or
insects. And our exclusive "FAST-TRAK"
system includes detailed engineered plans that
expedite the permit approval process.
our building department always issue building permits?
Yes, that's why we provide structurally engineered, fully-documented,
state-stamped plans with every Cabin Kit materials package. Your
building department can quickly and easily approve and issue your
(Note: Some building departments do
not require engineered state-stamped plans in order to issue
building permits. Cabin Kits can tell you which ones.)
4. Do we
pay state or local sales taxes?
No. Under our exclusive "NAFTA" program (the North American Free Trade Agreement), the savings
to US customers are
extraordinary! There are No 31% US import duties on
imported Canadian lumber and plywood, No state sales
taxes, plus a special
one-time currency exchange credit that will save you
thousands of dollars.
Plus, there are no US Import
tariffs or border crossing fees,
no brokers or sales agents, no middlemen, and no hidden mark-ups or commissions.
What kinds of windows and doors are used?
Cabin Kits use double-glazed premium
windows with energy efficient vinyl frames, plus thermal-efficient
exterior doors with top quality locks and hardware.
Special "Low E" energy-saving glass is also
standard in all our windows, doors and patio sliding doors.
What kind of metal roofing is used?
Cabin Kits use preformed residential steel roofing, pre-cut and made to order for each
Cabin Kit package with a choice of many different colors.
Why is the cedar siding pre-stained?
Pre-staining saves you
countless hours of work and thousands in painting costs.
Pre-staining (both sides, each board) also assures maximum protection against sunshine and
weather. And extra touch-up stain is included with each Cabin Kit
Is log siding available?
Yes, kiln-dried log siding is an
option for the "log cabin" look... either pine or
without the high cost and maintenance of full log walls.
Are decks and patios included in the price?
Where decks are shown
on the plans, the cedar decking (with railings, spindles and top caps) and all posts and deck framing materials
and hardware are included in the Cabin Kit price.
Can we make changes to the Cabin Kit plans?
Yes, any of the Cabin Kit plans can
be changed, expanded, modified or "customized" to meet your needs and
requirements or site conditions (such as adding a dormer, or a basement plan
for a sloping
Can we get foundation plans, or add a basement?
Cabin Kit plans include your choice
of foundation... including basements. Walk-out or "daylight"
basement plans are also available for hillsides and sloping lots. Pier
foundation plans can also be provided.
What does it cost to make design changes?
Our design team has all of our Cabin Kit plans on
computer, so the time needed to make design changes is usually quite
modest. An estimate of design costs will be provided in advance.
if we already found a plan we like?
Our design team can quickly convert any plan
into a complete Cabin Kit package. An estimate of design costs... and
material costs... can be provided in advance.
we build the Cabin Kit ourselves?
Building your own home is always a
choice. Cabin Kit packages are pre-built and "panelized" for quick and easy
installation. On smaller Cabin Kit models, your carpentry skills
may be sufficient. For larger models, however, framing experience is highly
recommended. For more
information, contact us directly about our new labor-saving pre-built "panelized"
packages that can cut
building time in half, and save thousands in labor and building costs.
Can you help us find a builder?
When you have purchased your Cabin Kit package and are ready to build, we
may be able to help you
find a qualified builder or contractor.
Do all the materials come in one shipment?
Yes, and you also receive a complete
itemized packing list. Your Cabin Kit plans also show which materials are used for
each part of the home. The packing list helps both you and the contractor, and also
keeps you in control so that unneeded extra materials aren't ordered by
What if something is missing?
Before starting construction, check through the inventory and
packing list of materials received. Mistakes can happen, and a
quantity of extra materials is usually included. But if something
appears to be missing, or cannot be located, just let us know. We will gladly replace the
item, or reimburse you for the cost of purchasing the replacement item
locally (be sure to keep copies of dated itemized sales tickets and paid
we buy the Cabin Kit plans separately?
Yes, Cabin Kit plans can be purchased
separately, and you receive full credit for the cost of the plans when you
order your Cabin Kit package. The plans and blueprints will be essential in obtaining bids and proposals from local builders-contractors. As a
convenience, VISA and MASTERCARD are available
for the purchase of Cabin Kit plans and packages here on our web site. Orders for Cabin
Kit plans are usually filled within 5 days.
Please note: When Cabin Kit plans are
purchased separately, they are protected by copyright and cannot be
changed, engineered or used to obtain a building permit.
is the delivery time for a Cabin Kit package?
Delivery time is usually 90 days from the date of your deposit.
the Cabin Kit price include freight?
Cabin Kit prices do not include
freight/delivery. However, delivery costs are surprisingly low and are
based on the location of your building site. More information on
delivery is shown on our website.
In most cases, delivery costs are quite low. Learn how "NAFTA" saves you thousands of dollars
in delivery costs
when it's time to build, click here).
21. Is financing available?
Yes. Financing is available through most banks and
lending institutions. "Owner-builder" programs are also
available. And because Cabin Kits include all the materials you
need for a complete "locked-up" weather-tight shell package,
lenders are happy because you keep control of your building costs.
A very special "Thanks"
to customers like these who have helped us become America's #1 Cabin
"We've been customers for years and there is no better home than a
Cabin Kit Home. Top quality, and the best service you could ask
--Patrick & Barbara, Fortine, MT
"We love our cabin, thank you and your company so
--Patti & Michael, CA
"We love our cabin, thank you and your company so
--Patti & Michael, CA
"We have been customers for seven-plus years
and totally love our Cabin Kit home!"
Mike & Wendy, AZ
"We have several Cabin Kit homes in Arkansas and have
been very happy with the quality and the big savings.
Gene Eddleman, AR
"PANELIZED" CABIN KIT
"The panelized package is the only way to go!
--Herman Groman. NV
"Cabin Kit materials are top quality, kiln dried
lumber. We saved over $26,000 with their much lower NAFTA
Dan Leeper, AZ
"The quality of materials is terrific. This is our
4th Cabin Kit package. Your field support is great!"
--Gary Simonsen, Builder, MT
"We really enjoy our Cabin Kit home. The pre-built
panels saved us weeks of building time and thousands of dollars in
David & Molly Vaux, NM
"We love our cabin. Everything arrived as promised,
we'd do it again in a heartbeat. Our builder said he had never seen
such quality materials!"
--Vivian and Pixie, CO
We saved more than $16,000 on our new Cabin Kit
home, and have been customers for almost 10 years."
Scott and Sandy, ID
"We couldn't be happier. Your design help was great,
and the wall panels were perfect. The mountain view from the deck is
better than we had hoped."
--Cindy & Dan, WA