This month we finish our two-part series exploring the cost savings Katahdin offers our customers for on-site construction labor. In part two, we cover the differences in electrical installation between traditional whole log wall construction and our Energy Envelope System. We think you’ll like the savings!
Fall is a good time to assess your wooded property and how to mitigate the threat of wildfires. The article below shows how to limit the damage a fire can have on your home, as well as steps you can take to help your local firefighters douse the flames in a rural location. It’s also time for new 2011 automobile models to make their way to showrooms. The new electric vehicles can provide a no-emission option, but you’ll need to set up a charging station to get the most out of these cars. We take a look at what’s involved below.
For some of us natural light is an essential part of the perfect home, yet there are always closets, interior rooms and hallways that seem to need light. Our Green Tip details an alternative to tubular skylights that minimizes the hole required for installation and is powered by the sun.
Rural Living: Preparing for Wildfires
Log homes are often envisioned and realized as the means to "get away from it all" And rightly so, log homes do offer the chance to enjoy nature in a remote or rural location. But rural and remote locations come with some caveats, especially when it comes to wildfires. Learn steps you can take to mitigate wildfire threats here.
Katahdin Cuts Construction Costs: Part 2 – Electrical
This month we look at the savings and convenience of electrical installation when utilizing Katahdin’s Energy Envelope System™ versus a traditional log-wall-only construction. Learn about savings here.
Making Room for Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles could comprise as much as 22% of the US market by 2030. If you’re an "early adopter" of new technology like an electric-only car, you’ll need to make some accommodations in your home design for a charging station. See how.
Green Tip: LED Solar Skylights
Natural sunlight is hard to come by in certain areas of homes. Interior hallways, closets and other windowless areas can pose a problem for log home owners who like the benefits of sunlight but don’t want to use electricity to achieve it.