January will be a busy month for us both at the mill and on the road with the log home shows where we have targeted to exhibit. We’ll see our friends at two shows the weekend of January 21-23: Essex Junction, Vt., and Valley Forge Pa. with Atlanta coming at the end of January.
We understand how important the personal connection is to our customers. So if you’re unable to meet with us at one of the log home shows this spring, give us a call at our Oakfield headquarters and talk with one of our skilled representatives. Believe me, we’ll do all we can to ensure that you have the information you need to select a log home that works for you!
This month, we help our readers explore a new development that emerged last year-the new energy efficiency technology in the log home industry. As you know, we’ve led the way with our Energy Envelope System®, which we’ve developed and enhanced over the past 35 years to meet current energy code requirements. One newcomer to the log home industry is the hybrid pressure-treated, insulated log system, which is markedly different from our own increased energy efficiency options.
It’s certainly no secret that downsizing has become a necessity of life in this economy. This month we explore common-sense downsizing tips you can use when planning your own home. For many of our customers, their new log home will be in a rural area, and away from their normal health club or fitness facility. We offer some tips for recreating the gym experience in your own home for effective workout routines.
Solar energy technology has become more mainstream. With more people opting for solar, we thought it would be instructive to visit the maintenance side of the solar equation. We interviewed three experts to show you simple steps to keep your solar systems up and running.
Log home companies responded in a number of ways to new energy efficiency codes. One route being developed is the manufactured hybrid insulated log, which is constructed of high density foam pressure treated between two pieces of log siding. We take a look at this new approach here.
The U.S. median home size has dropped 2,100 square feet down from 2,300 square feet at the peak of the market in 2007. So if this reflects a new austerity in the home market, how do you maximize your space with fewer square feet? Learn how to move from supersizing to maximizing.
Solar energy has become mainstream enough to now include maintenance issues in the discussion. Many early solar units were promoted as being "maintenance free," but they do require routine inspections to ensure they are producing their maximum output. We spoke to several solar experts who had great tips for extending the life of your solar units. Learn more.
January is time for New Year’s resolutions and promises to improve one’s health and overall fitness. For families planning a new log home in a remote area, a home gym can make the difference in transitioning to a new setting. When thinking about your home gym there are some essentials that will help to make it a success. Click here.
When it comes to log homes, it wasn’t surprising to learn that authentic and traditional were important factors to those who responded to our December survey. See what else the questions revealed here!
This spring there are lots of opportunities to meet Katahdin Cedar Log Home experts. We’re also researching venues for our popular Log Home Seminars, so you’ll want to check in on our Events page for the latest updates. Check out the schedule here.