Summer is the time to spruce up your home and protect it from the elements and pests. Contact us for Q8 log oil or NBS 30.
Q8 log oil is an EPA registered wood preservative specifically designed to control decay causing organisms in log homes and on wood siding.
NBS 30 Additive is designed for use on exterior coating. This is a "green" insect repellant and will deter and inhibit insects from burrowing through or crawling on exterior coatings.
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Energy efficiency is just as important in the summer as it is in the winter. About 60% of heat gain in the home is through the roof.
Tips to help save on your energy bills of your existing home:
1. If your home has an attic with a pull down, make sure the thermal blanket is in place.
2. Add UV blocking film, blinds, or curtains to block direct sunlight.
3. Use fans to help circulate air.
If you are building, make sure you select a system and builder that complies with current building codes, also educate yourself as to the year that has been adopted in your area. Some areas are still using the 2003, some the 2006, and a few have adopted the 2009 standards.
Note: 2009 standards are more energy efficient than earlier years. Would it be a novel idea to insist on a home being more energy efficient than code?
Landmark Log Homes has been exceding 2009 energy code requirements since its inception.
FEATURED FLOOR PLAN
The Springbrook is a 2,262 square foot home. It has an outstanding marriage of curb appeal and functionality. It is designed for mom and dad's private first floor living space and the kids on the second floor.
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|Around the Kitchen
Lemonade with Berry Ice Cubes
1 11.5-oz. can frozen concentrate strawberry or any berry mix juice
24 raspberries or 8 strawberries sliced (optional)
2 quarts water
1 1/3 cups sugar (or more, to taste)
1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
8 lemon slices
8 mint sprigs
Pour the juice concentrate and 1 can of water into a pitcher. Mix to combine, then pour the juice into two ice cube trays, adding raspberries or sliced strawberries if you wish. Freeze.
Combine the 2 quarts of water and the sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir to combine. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the sugar is dissolved, about 1-2 minutes
Remove from heat. Strain the lemon juice through a fine sieve into the sugar syrup. Chill
Slit each lemon slice, once, from center to rind, then press the slits onto eight glasses. Fill each glass with 3 berry icecubes and the lemonade. Garnish with a mint sprig
Makes 8 glasses.
12 chocolate chip cookies
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 Cup sugar
1 can (12 oz.) frozen berry juice concentrate, thawed
1 cup crushed strawberries
1 tub cool
whip whipped topping, thawed
2 cups whole strawberries, cut in half
Arrange cookies in a single layer on bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in juice concentrate. Stir in crushed berries. Whisk in cool whip until well blended. Pour over cookies in pan.
Freeze 6 hours or until firm. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Let stand at room temperature to soften slightly. Top with berry halves.