Thank goodness February is the shortest month, because it’s certainly packing a wallop so far! It’s another typical snowy winter for us in Aroostook County, Maine. But that hasn’t kept us from getting out and about to meet with you, as well as keeping the mill busy with springtime building projects.
If you’re heading out for your first log home show experience (or even if you’ve attended several), you’ll want to take a look at this month’s article about maximizing your log home show experience. There’s a lot to see at these shows and we’ve seen the results of information overload when people start out without a plan. We like to see you come away better informed from log home shows, not confused.
Many of our customers who enjoy hunting or fishing have terrific trophies that work so well in the rustic décor of log homes. Even if you’re not a hunter, antique animal mounts can add that extra something to a room. We provide some maintenance tips from an expert taxidermist for your animal trophies.
So many amazing technologies are coming online, and we explore a whole-house system that’s run from an app on your iPad, iTouch or iPhone. We’re also taking a look at different roof options popular in European log homes: clay tiles. And finally we take a look at the savings new high-efficiency pool pumps can provide.
If you’re lucky enough to live in an area that hosts a log home show, you’ll want to make the most of this short-time event. We’ve been to quite a few of them, so we thought we’d provide some tips for navigating your way and getting the answers you need. Click here to learn more.
For many log home enthusiasts, their home is an extension of their outdoor lifestyle. Hunting and fishing tops the list of lots of people and the fruits of these activities often end up over the mantle in grand style. We spoke to an expert taxidermist to learn the best ways to clean and maintain these magnificent trophies. Learn more here.
See how one company has taken new technology and made monitoring and controlling systems in your home easy as a swipe on your iPad, iTouch or iPhone. Click here to see how it’s done.
Europeans have used clay roofing tiles for centuries, and most European log homes use clay products instead of asphalt roof shingles, metal or other options. With many colors and styles to choose from, it’s easy to see why this is a great option for your log home. Read more.
One of the biggest consumers of electricity in some households isn’t even on most people’s radar, mostly because it’s not included in energy ratings inside the home. The culprit is the in-ground swimming pool pump and filter. New more efficient pumps can make a difference! Learn more here.
In spite of the wild weather we’ve been experiencing, there are lots of opportunities to break the winter doldrums at your nearby log home show. Check out the schedule here.