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Ward Cedar Log Homes

PO Box 72-A11
Houlton, ME 04730
Phone: (800) 341-1566
Fax: (207) 532-7806

Ward Cedar Log Homes, America’s first log home manufacturer, is celebrating its 90th year. In 1923, when Bruce Ward invented his special interlocking milling technique, he created Ward Cedar Log Homes. The premier company in the industry was founded. Today Ward builds log homes with the craftsmanship and quality of more than 90 years of experience. Using only premium northern white cedar logs, Ward homes are attractive, virtually maintenance free and energy efficient.

Ward Cedar Log Homes sells complete packages that include quality components such as natural wood interior walls, Morgan six-panel Pine interior doors, cedar window and door trim, hand-peeled purlins, beamed ceilings, full-log gables, roofing shingles and log sealants. For added quality,  Ward Cedar Log Homes‘ complete package includes such national brands as Andersen Windows, Therma-Tru exterior doors and Schlage locksets. All logs and trim are precision cut and numbered for easy construction. Logs are 6-by-6 inch or 6-by-8 inch and are D-shaped to create a flat interior wall surface.

To maximize energy efficiency, Ward engineers developed the Ward Comfort System 5. This unique, five-point log profile system provides tongue-and-groove joinery, drip edges, closed-cell foam-gasket barriers, external foam backer rods and exterior caulking. Ward also uses a specially engineered interlocking butt-and-pass corner design to further ensure energy efficiency.

Ward Cedar Log Homes also features its Traditional Comfort System framed log construction for building in extreme climate conditions or in areas with prescriptive energy codes. With an R-value of over 30, this 2-by-6-inch framed wall construction includes 6-inch fiberglass batt insulation, 2-by-6-inch log siding with full log corners and 1-by-6-inch tongue-and-groove white cedar interior paneling.

Sales representative opportunities are available.

Charter member of the Log Homes Council.

Year founded: 1923
Number of builders dealers and representatives: 50-99

Wood species:  White cedar
How logs are normally dried prior to shipment: Air dried
Average moisture content of logs upon shipment: 15% or below
Type(s) of wall logs you offer:
  • Full or solid wall logs
  • Log siding
Corner notches are:  Totally pre-cut
Log lengths are: All pre-cut to required lengths
Solid log gable ends are:  Pre-cut to required roofline slope
Available styles of wall log profiles:
  • Flat - inside
  • Flat - outside
  • Hand peeled
  • Lap siding
  • Round - outside
Heights: 4" to 6"
Widths: 4" to 6"
Tongue & Groove Styles:  Single
Corner intersection details for available wall log styles:
  • Butt & pass (only one log extends past the intersection)
  • Interlock-overlap (both logs extend past the intersection)
Types of fastening devices:  Lag screws
Types of sealing systems & materials available:
  • Caulking
  • Foam gasket
Types of building code compliances available: Our plans are certified to meet state/local building codes by the company.
Other available services:
  • Our logs are graded by an independent inspection agency prior to shipment.
  • We offer a construction manual and/or videotape to aid customers with erection of their home.
  • We offer a specific number of hours of on-site technical assistance as a standard part of our contract.
  • We offer a written warranty on all our logs.
  • We offer custom design service.

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