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Final Spring 2022 Log Home Show

Join us this weekend, May 14-15, for the final Spring 2022 Log Home Show in Burlington, Vermont. We’re delighted to be able to get out to our customers where they live and plan to build their Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. That face-to-face connection is so important. Log home shows are a great day’s outing wherever… Read more »

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Exterior Stairs & Deck Innovations

No matter which Katahdin Cedar Log Home design you build, the chances are pretty good that your home will have a deck, porch, or exterior stairs—maybe all three! Here are some innovations spotted at the recent International Builders Show to make your deck or porch beautiful: Pylex Aluminum Stair Stringers Stringers provide the basis of… Read more »

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Green Tip: Swidget Smart Outlets & Controls

Take the guesswork out of monitoring power, controlling appliances remotely, sensing air quality and removing humidity with Swidget Smart Outlets and Controls. The system is built on Swidget outlets and controls and enhanced with inserts for various functions. Swidget Outlets Add Control & Functionality Swidget Outlets combine two convenience outlets with built-in functions of power… Read more »

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New Eco Flooring from Rice Hulls

If you’re looking for a sustainable flooring alternative for your Katahdin Cedar Log Home, Modern Mills’ ACRE™ Sheets may be a solution. This chemical-free composite flooring is indistinguishable from wood. ACRE™ Sheets are made from upcycled rice hulls without phenol, formaldehyde, or resins, so your indoor air quality never takes a hit. Use Your Imagination!… Read more »

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A Second Look at Geothermal

Geothermal for heating and cooling is a great option for efficient and comfortable heating and cooling. One of the downsides to geothermal in the past was the considerable trenching and piping required for the horizontal underground closed loop system. Now with new technology that requires less surface area, companies like Dandelion Energy offer a one-stop… Read more »

Spring Log Home Shows: Going, Going, Gone!

Log home shows are back! There’s just two more on our schedule before the shift to full building season mode. We’re delighted to be able to get out to our customers where they live and plan to build their Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. That face-to-face connection is so important. Log home shows are a great… Read more »

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Evolve Stone —Get the Look Without the Cost

Stonework is an essential component of many Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. Inside or out, stone work complements the log walls and creates stunning focal points in your custom designed log home. A new finish product called Evolve Stone provides the look and feel of stunning stone work, without the weight, cost, or time-consuming, expensive labor.… Read more »

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Create Your Own Outdoor Private Space

Designing private space outside your Katahdin Cedar Log Home is easy with these decorative screen panels from Barrette Outdoor Living. The judges at the 2022 International Builders Show awarded these durable and stylish panels as their Best Outdoor Product of the year. Horizontal or Vertical? The panels come in two sizes 2 ft by 4… Read more »

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Green Tip: OtO Smart Sprinkler

Balancing a well-watered lawn with managing water use in your Katahdin Cedar Log Home has never been easier with the innovative OtO automatic lawn sprinkling system . The fully customizable OtO system attaches to your garden hose to deliver water and fertilizer or pest control treatments exactly where you want it. Up to 10 Custom… Read more »

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Battery Storage —Why You Need It

When easy access battery storage first came into the market it was used as a back-up accessory to the home’s solar power array for times when the sun wasn’t shining. Since then power usage and the electric utility interface between a Katahdin Cedar Log Home and the local electric company have changed dramatically. These changes… Read more »

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Catch These Upcoming Log Home Shows!

So far so good—log home shows are back! We’re delighted to be able to get out to our customers where they live and plan to build their Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. That face-to-face connection is so important. Log home shows are a great day’s outing wherever you are in the process of building a custom… Read more »

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Rural Fire Protection

For many folks hoping to transition to a more rural lifestyle in their Katahdin Cedar Log Home, preparing for a potential fire is a little more challenging in the country. Many small towns rely on volunteer fire departments which can take time to muster and deploy. There are steps that you can take to reduce… Read more »