The View From Up North: Log Home NewslettersOctober 12, 2010
It's been a busy month for us! We've seen a real pick-up in inquiries and folks just stopping by our Oakfield mills to see how we manufacture Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. If you're in the neighborhood, give us a call and stop by- we're always ready to give a mill tour.
If you do take a mill tour, you'll get to see first hand the work we do for you on our house manufacturing line that can save you money and time. Just how much? This month we start a two-part series speaking with our experienced builders who can tell you exactly how much money they save over conventional log home construction. This month we speak with Jim Sickles, who has quite a bit of experience building log homes both ways.
Many of our customers desire privacy and breathtaking views for their log homes - and who can blame them? But don't forget about your infrastructure costs when considering a perch on a hillside. This month we review some of the ins and outs of a major infrastructure costs: building and maintaining a private road.
Saunas are a natural addition to many log homes. They offer a way to relax and flush out impurities in you system that has been proven for more than 2000 years. We look at some options in selecting a sauna for you log home. And, the Department of Energy has finally developed a "mileage sticker" for homes that explains the kind of energy savings a home would provide based on its HERS rating.
Private Roads: 6 Tips for Design and Maintenance
Many log home owners decide to build in a rural or remote location, where access becomes an issue. There are quite a few factors to consider when contemplating a parcel with private road access. We talked to some experts and learned what you should consider in design and maintenance. Learn More
Katahdin Cuts Construction Costs: Part 1
One of the biggest costs of constructing a log home is labor. Many log home buyers fail to consider the advantages of reducing the amount of on-site work required for constructing a log home. Discover how Katahdin's advanced manufacturing can save on-site here.
Home Saunas - Five Things to Consider
A home sauna can be a healthy and relaxing addition to your log home. We talked to a pioneer in the U.S. sauna market who still keeps an eye on quality construction. Read More
Green Tip: E-Scale Energy Smart Homes
We've written a lot about energy efficiency in your home, and we've developed ways to achieve positive energy savings in your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. Now the government is applying the same idea for vehicle ratings in miles-per-gallon stickers to homes. Check it out here
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