We enjoyed a terrific turnout for our April 23 Seminar and President’s Tour of our Oakfield, Maine, manufacturing facility. For those of you who couldn’t make the trip, keep an eye out for one of our offsite tours we’ll be planning for the fall. These seminars can provide you with a lot of information and answer specific questions you have.
This month, we continue on the review of fuel choices for heating your new home with a review of the pros and cons of fuel oil, propane and natural gas. There are lots of elements to consider these days, not the least of which is cost. We are also mindful of environmental impacts that some choices might have, but its smart to keep a good dose of common sense on hand when you’re looking at options. The best way to keep your fuel costs down-no matter what you select-is to make sure your log home is well insulated with our Energy Envelope System®.
This spring, we’ve fielded a lot of inquiries about pricing. We encourage our customers to take the Katahdin Challenge to ensure that they’re comparing apples to apples. The challenge helps to compare elements that are included in various packages with a simple 24-point checklist. One of the unique, time- and money-saving features of a Katahdin Cedar Log Home package is the preparation of the logs in any of our homes. Our computerized house line pre-cuts and pre-drills logs before they are shipped to the site. This month we walk you through the details of specialized cuts made on the house line and why preparing your logs at our mill saves you on construction costs.
Though it’s May, it’s still cool in the evenings in much of the upper half of the country. Fire pits- build-your-own or manufactured-are a warm way to extend your outdoor season and enjoy family and friends. And while you’re outside, our Green Tip has a new organic and biodegradable way to control flying pests in your backyard.
Last month we reviewed solid fuel options for heating a home, including cut wood, pellets and bricks. This month, the fuels we’ll review are propane, oil and natural gas. Check out your options here.
When we developed our computerized manufacturing line we wanted to provide an added value to our log home packages that other companies did not. What’s the difference? This article will walk you through the log prep you won’t have to do onsite. Read more here.
A fire pit can be a welcome addition to the outdoor spaces of a log home, and it can increase the enjoyment of your outdoor living areas by bringing together friends and family without distractions. Check out the options!
If you’ve tried everything to keep mosquitoes and other pesky insects away from outdoor living areas, a new option that uses a natural, biodegradable insecticide may be the answer. Learn more here.
We’ve always encouraged our customers to compare pricing, and now we’re adding an extra incentive to shop around! Compare any manufacturer’s package price to Katahdin’s and you could save BIG this May. We’re so confident we have a better, more complete, log home package that we’ll beat any price for an equivalent package by 5%! Learn how!