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Space-saving Sigmafocus Grill Folds Away

Katahdin Cedar Log Home owners who have a keen eye for design will love the functional and durable Sigmafocus outdoor grill. Outdoor grilling fans who want cooking convenience without the hulk of the typical outdoor grill will enjoy the way the Sigmafocus grill folds up and out of the way when not in use. Formed,… Read more »

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Lockly Locks Enhanced Door Security

Updated 5/10/24 If you’re looking for the most up-to-date lock security, check out the Lockly Secure line of locks for your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. These locks feature ingenious security measures that are great for household as well as rental property applications. Combines Camera + Smartlock + Solar Lockly’s Vision Elite pulls together the features… Read more »

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Green Tip: Add Function and Drama with LED Exterior Lighting

Updated May 10, 2024 Exterior lighting ensures your Katahdin Cedar Log home will be safe, secure and well illuminated at night to highlight your home’s stunning details. It used to be that rural exterior lighting consisted of one fluorescent street lamp hung from the side of the barn to illuminate the dooryard. It was bright… Read more »

Private Roads: 6 Tips for Design and Maintenance

Updated 5/10/24 Many Katahdin Cedar Log Home owners decide to build in rural or remote locations, where private road 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. Understand… Read more »

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Stars of IBS— Certainteed Solstice® Shingles

Designing energy efficiency into your Katahdin Cedar Log Home just got a little easier for rooftop solar arrays, especially if aesthetics is  a key consideration.   Certainteed Solstice® Shingles won the prestigious “Best in Show” and  “Best Energy Efficient Products” in the International Builders Show held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. Building on Beauty For some… Read more »

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Green Tip: Geothermal

Updated 4/16/24 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… Read more »

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Hardwiring Your Smart Log Home

Updated 4/16/24 With the ever-expanding list of smart home devices, you can be sure that your home’s wi-fi bandwidth could be seriously bogged down. That’s why more homeowners are having their Katahdin Cedar Log Homes hardwired to free up bandwidth for the array of wi-fi powered devices in the home. This smart log home wiring… Read more »

Maximizing Your Katahdin Dealer

Updated 4/15/24 After many months or years dreaming about your dream log home, you’re finally ready to start the process. That first meeting can be a little intimidating, especially if you’ve never built a home before. Your dealer has a wealth of experience that you’ll want to build on to maximize your dealer relationship. We… Read more »

Explore Six Interior Wall Design Options!

While we’re crazy about our cedar tongue-and-groove interior finishes in Katahdin Cedar Log Homes, not everyone is a fan of the all-wood look. That’s one of the big benefits of our Energy Envelope System—superb energy efficiency and design flexibility. If you’re wondering what might be installed in place of the cedar paneling, we’ve got some… Read more »

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Back to Basics: Chimneys, Fireplaces & Woodstoves

Updated 2/28/24 Nearly every Katahdin Cedar Log Home features a hearth — from a focal centerpiece in a great room with soaring cathedral ceilings to a cozy master bedroom fireplace. While many dream chimneys and fireplaces feature natural stone, it’s important to understand your options when designing your home’s fireplace. We spoke with retired Katahdin… Read more »

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Green Tip: Induction Stove Tops Make IAQ Sense

Updated 2/26/24 For years, the top gourmet kitchens have insisted on natural gas or propane stoves, because of the excellent control and powerful BTUs provided by burning these fuels for cooking. But as folks construct well air-sealed homes to increase energy efficiency, removing combustion for heat generation is also getting a second look. Fortunately, there’s… Read more »

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Back to Basics: Interior & Exterior Finishing

Updated 2/26/24 One important step in completing your Katahdin Cedar Log Home is the interior and exterior finishing. Because most of the surfaces inside and out of your home are bare wood surfaces, it’s essential to treat these surfaces to protect the wood and provide a lasting finish. We spoke with Ricki Shields, a log… Read more »