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Log Home Shows, Open Houses & Mill Tours Update

With the one-year mark of the pandemic passing this month, it seemed like a good time to take stock of changes in the way Katahdin Cedar Log Homes and log home show events are evolving. Log home events were such an integral part of connecting manufacturers, builders, dealers and other log home suppliers before Covid-19,… Read more »

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Green Tip: Airflow Can Destroy COVID

We’ve covered the highly efficient Haiku ceiling fans in previous issues for their clean good looks, remote operation and quiet, energy efficient design. Their parent company, Big Ass Fans, has developed technology to upgrade their fans with UV lighting that can eliminate bacteria, fumes and viruses, including the COVID -19 virus. UV-C Light Disinfection UV-C… Read more »

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Indoor Air Quality: Why It Matters Now

With the past year’s pandemic, indoor air quality has become the focus of attention for homeowners who wish to protect their health. Designing your new Katahdin Cedar Log Home offers the opportunity to take advantage of modern home performance science and to protect your family’s health from viruses, mold, and other indoor pollutants. Growing Attention… Read more »

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Managing a Building Supplies Shortage

You may have heard talk of the building supplies shortage resulting from the current construction boom. While supply chains have been strained for dimensional lumber (like 2 x 4s) and some supplies due to the pandemic and increased demand, your plans for construction with Katahdin Cedar Log Homes are better situated than traditional framed construction… Read more »

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Design Trends: Beyond the Pale Wood

New pale wood finishes are all the rage as a sharp contrast to the dark wood finishes of recent years. Pale wood surfaces can work well in Katahdin Cedar Log Homes to provide a clean light approach to interiors. Contrast with Log Wall Finishes Your log walls will be the palette base color, so select… Read more »

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Green Tip: Air Filtration to Battle Covid

Since the coronavirus Covid -19 arrived in the US, manufacturers have been scrambling to provide effective indoor air quality and air filtration. One HVAC manufacturer, Carrier, has developed “Capture & Kill” technology that inactivates 99% of select airborne pathogens, including those that cause coronavirus, strep throat, influenza and the common cold.  Carrier’s Infinity® Air Purifier… Read more »

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Design Trends: Matte Black Fixtures

Adding matte black fixtures to your Katahdin Cedar Log Home’s kitchen and bath is a little like adding a sharp black tie to your tuxedo. A beautiful contrast to any log home décor, matte black faucets can be sleek and contemporary— a commercial style pull-down kitchen faucet— or vintage — a bridge design featuring separate… Read more »

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Energy Efficiency Update

When the temperatures drop and energy prices rise, it’s a great feeling to know that your Katahdin Cedar Log Home offers superb energy efficiency with our Energy Envelope System. So, how are we able to meet and potentially exceed efficiency requirements? Here’s the lowdown on the latest energy efficiency requirements and benefits. Efficiency Starts with… Read more »

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Log Home Insurance — Construction to Occupancy

Insurance is one step that may be forgotten in the excitement of planning your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. Most homeowners are familiar with standard homeowner’s insurance, but when it comes to new construction there are several factors to keep in mind. Who Purchases Coverage? Your contractor will most likely have a builder’s risk policy in… Read more »

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Check Out These New Katahdin Videos!

We’ve been busy editing our latest additions to the Katahdin Cedar Log Homes video library on YouTube. This month you can stream three new videos: Why Cedar is the Superior Wood for Your Custom Log Home What is a Purlin? The Energy Envelope System Each of these videos highlight the unique characteristics of Katahdin Cedar… Read more »

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Design Trends: Zellige Tile

Katahdin Cedar Log Home owners are always up for the latest trend that merges well with the natural feel inside their homes. One hot new trend is zellige tile —a clay-based tile produced in Fez, Morocco. It features a hand-made feel with quite a bit of variation among individual tiles with uneven glazing and slightly… Read more »

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Green Tip: Tankless Versus High Efficiency Hot Water Tanks

Most Katahdin Cedar Log Home owners are enthusiastic about energy efficiency and saving money. So, when it comes to selecting tankless water heaters, high efficiency water heaters with tanks — or even a combination of the two, it’s important to understand your household’s hot water demand. In your new Katahdin home, you may have specified… Read more »