The Ward Advantage
A home of timeless beauty, enduring quality and year-round comfort. That's what you can expect from Ward Cedar Log Homes, America's first log home company.
Ward Cedar Log Homes is committed to using Northern White Cedar and offers many features and design options for you to choose from when building your log home, including Comfort System 5™ and Ward Traditional Comfort System technology. You'll feel confident knowing that every Ward home has been designed and engineered over the years to achieve lasting beauty and strength. Along with our superior customer service, every Ward home comes with a 20-year warranty.
Ward meets the strictest standards in design, engineering and customer satisfaction. All of our homes are designed in accordance with International Residential Codes. We also use an independent third-party grading company to help ensure that all structural components meet the requirements of your local building codes. Our log walls and timbers are graded under the Log Homes Council Grading Program. An independent QSA (Quality Supervision Agency) conducts a minimum of six unannounced inspections per year to insure that Ward meets or exceeds national grades.
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Made from Northern White Cedar
Cedar is considered one of the world's most highly prized wood species. With natural oils called thujaplicins found in its heartwood, cedar is highly resistant to insects, decay, mold and mildew, making harsh chemical treatments unnecessary.
Northern White Cedar grows in abundance in the great north woods of Maine, in the heart of which is Houlton, home to our 35-acre manufacturing facility. Our round wood procurement practices and stringent specifications allow Ward to offer a higher grade of log than most other manufacturers.
Northern White Cedar offers the best insulation value per inch, is naturally air-dried for lasting stability and strength, has reliable great looks with a natural light honey color, a fine grain and a smooth sheen, and it is easy to maintain.
Northern White CedarCedar is considered one of the world's most highly prized wood species. With natural oils called thujaplicins found in its heartwood, cedar is highly resistant to insects, decay, mold and mildew, making harsh chemical treatments unnecessary.