Green Tip: Condensation Clothes Dryers

We’ve often wondered whether the heated air created in the clothes dryer could be recycled or captured, and now we have the high-tech answer: condensation clothes dryers. It’s a fact: clothes dryers consume about six percent of the average household’s energy—much of which is replacing the conditioned air that’s drawn into the dryer then vented… Read more »


User Friendly Security Systems

Many homeowners are taking their home security into their own hands, with smartphone interfaces that can help to monitor activity around the home from a distance. One of the great entries in this market is the Ring series of products that can provide simple monitoring for a reasonable cost. They offer several products that can… Read more »


5 Reasons to Install Insulated Garage Doors

How much difference can an insulated garage door make? Plenty! Investing in an insulated garage door can make the temperature as much as 10-12 degrees different than the outside. This provides a big advantage in the wintertime, when cold temperatures can keep your car from starting and your home’s heating and cooling needs to work… Read more »


Keeping the Lights On When the Power Goes Off

No matter where you build your Katahdin Cedar Log Home, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll lose your power at some point. Rural homes tend to be a bit more vulnerable, but recent storms have homeowners everywhere exploring ways to keep the lights on when the power goes out. Start with Underground Utilities Building a… Read more »


A New Year’s Resolution to Keep!

We like this New Year’s resolution— make your Katahdin Cedar Log Home a reality in 2018! Log home shows and our Logapalooza events are a great place to start. We’ve got a great lineup of informative events this winter and spring and we hope to see you there! Katahdin’s team of dealers and representatives will… Read more »


Green Tip: Air Sealing

One construction detail that can make an incredible difference in your Katahdin Cedar Log Home’s comfort and energy efficiency is air sealing. We’ve worked hard over the years to develop the most efficient techniques for keeping outside air from seeping inside your home’s envelope or exterior log shell. With our low-moisture Northern White Cedar log… Read more »

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Start the New Year Right at a Log Home Show!

We’re coming up on the busy holiday season, so it’s the right time to talk about log home shows in January and February of 2018. Katahdin’s team of dealers and representatives will be busy traveling and setting up at three shows in the first weeks of the new year, so mark your calendars now! We’re… Read more »


Smart Pet Doors Keep Everyone Happy

Smart pet doors make pet ownership easier— and with all the new features available you’ll want to include them in your plans. Here are some features you can look for when shopping around for the right smart pet door. Key Fobs—One downside to traditional pet doors is that other animals can access your home. These… Read more »

Kitchen Trends: Black is the New Stainless

Stainless steel is the “go-to” choice of many homeowners selecting kitchen appliances, but several manufacturers are now offering their kitchen appliances in a new, black stainless steel finish. Black stainless offers a more subtle and less “commercial kitchen” option. We think it works especially well in log homes. A Bold Addition to Any Kitchen KitchenAid… Read more »


Windows Update 3: Verilock Wireless Security Sensors

Connecting all your home’s features just got easier with Andersen’s Verilock® Security Sensors. These wireless units keep track of your home’s windows and doors just like your thermostat, lighting, and other smart home features. Smart Features for All Window Styles Verilock Sensors are more than just “open window” sensors. They are designed to alert whether… Read more »

Green Tip: Metal Roofing

Opting to choose metal roofing on your Katahdin Cedar Log Home offers plenty of benefits, including energy savings and durability. Some log home owners prefer the look of natural shingles, so we talked to Todd Miller, President of Isaiah Industries and Classic Metal Roofing Systems about new shingle-style metal roofing systems. Great Design Options For… Read more »