Log Home Shows, Open Houses + Logapalooza on Tap for Fall

This fall is shaping up to be an exciting one for Katahdin Cedar Log Home events! From log home shows & open houses to our comprehensive weekend-long Logapalooza, these events are a great way to drill down into the log home lifestyle. When you visit any Katahdin event, you can count on honest and expert… Read more »


Rainwater Management: Gutters and Containment

Rainwater can be a tremendous resource for water in your Katahdin Cedar Log Home. Your roof is the easiest way to collect and store rainwater for use in graywater applications or for watering gardens. With a combination of well-designed gutters and downspouts, you’ll be able to capture this resource to use. First Check Out Local… Read more »


Roof Systems Primer: Which Suits Your Needs?

There are many types of roof systems available to complete your new log home. Depending on several factors, you may opt for one or a combination of roof systems. First let’s talk about the types of roof structures to complete Katahdin or Arborwall cedar constructed homes. We spoke with Katahdin’s Tyson Weeks, Director of Estimating… Read more »


Green Tip: Cool Roofs Include Energy Saving Updates

Driven by new energy efficiency requirements in California, technology has evolved for so-called “cool” roofing products. These roof materials are treated or coated with substances that increase the surface’s ability to reflect radiant heat. The less radiant heat that is transferred into the inside of the home’s attic or building envelope, the less energy it… Read more »


Choose From Multiple Metal Roof Options

Metal roofs are quickly becoming a preferred material for Katahdin Cedar Log Homes. With a variety of styles and colors, along with long-lasting durability, metal roofs are a great choice! Benefits of Metal Roofs Metal roofs are increasingly seen as the best option for custom log homes to protect the largest investment in most families’… Read more »


This Arborwall Solid Cedar Home is Beautiful & Super Efficient

The View From Up North wrote extensively about the beautiful Arborwall home of Troy and Krista Brown in October 2016, shortly after the home received a Leadership in Energy Efficiency Design (LEED) Platinum designation. At the time, the designation was noted as the first for a log constructed home, and the first residential LEED Platinum… Read more »

Trade Tip Tuesday – Get Pre-Qualified, and Early!

Happy Tuesday everyone! We are having a gorgeous morning here as we head into Autumn and hope you are too. Last week for our Trade Tip we started talking about the Financing process and we’re going to stay on that topic for this week so let’s get started. Today’s tip: Get Pre-Qualified, and Early! This… Read more »

Trade Tip Tuesday – Talk to More Than One Bank

Good afternoon everyone and Happy Tuesday! We hope you all had a restful holiday weekend before getting back to it. Speaking of which, let’s get into this week’s Trade Tip: Talk to More Than One Bank. If you’ve been following along with us so far you know we’ve been talking about design for a while.… Read more »

Trade Tip Tuesday – Question Your Potential Builder

Good morning everyone and a Happy Trade Tip Tuesday to you! Today we’re going to move from designing your dream log home to actually building it! To do that you need a builder you can trust. Let’s talk about how to find one in this week’s Trade Tip: Question Your Potential Builder. Who you choose… Read more »

Trade Tip Tuesday – Use A Number System For Plan Changes

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! The kids may be starting back at school soon but summer’s not over yet. We hope you’re enjoying the last few weeks before getting everyone back to the grind. For this week’s Trade Tip let’s talk about one of the most exciting moments in the beginning of your design process:… Read more »


Fall Means Football, Foliage and Log Home Shows!

When folks start talking about pumpkin spice anything, that’s a signal that our fall log home show schedule is starting up. If you’re eager   to get started on the road to a custom Katahdin Cedar Log Home, these events are a way to drill down into the log home lifestyle. When you visit our… Read more »


Just Getting Started? Check out our Back to Basics Series!

Over the past year, we’ve developed a series of articles designed to walk Katahdin Cedar Log Home buyers through the process of building. From initial design to infrastructure, energy efficiency and landscaping, these 13 articles provide insights and tips to help you navigate the building adventure. We spoke to experts in every aspect, including Katahdin… Read more »