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4 Smart Ideas to Prevent Birds From Damaging Your Cabin

They may be fun to watch and feed, but birds can be a major nuisance that can damage your cabin, trees and property. Birds are known for damaging surfaces with their acidic droppings, clogging pipes and gutters with feathers and nests and creating cavities in the roof and walls. Stop birds from ruining your cabin with these tips.Hang Shiny Objects on the Roof and in…See More
Nov 25
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How Frozen Pipes Happen and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Frozen pipes can be a colossal pain. It most often happens during wintertime in areas where the temperature dips below freezing for several days or months at a time. Areas in the Midwest and Northeast, in particular, have to take certain precautions because the winter months can be long and brutal. But if it gets cold enough, your pipes have the potential to freeze…See More
Nov 13
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4 Signs of a Large Clog in Your Shower and What to Do About It

Even if you live in a relatively new cabin and take care of your plumbing, you will probably have to deal with at least a few clogs over the years. Luckily, as long as you catch the early warning signs, dealing with a minor shower clog should be relatively easy.Slow DrainsA slow drain might not seem like a huge problem, but some studies have revealed that the standing…See More
Oct 26
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5 Cabin Preparation Tips Before Fall Officially Starts

Fall weather is due to arrive soon. Is your cabin ready? Here are five key tips to help you protect your cabin in plunging temperatures and extreme ice or snow.HVAC MaintenanceCheck your furnace filter and change it if needed. Schedule your annual HVAC maintenance checkup to ensure everything is working as it should. You don't want to experience a heating failure on a…See More
Oct 7
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4 Deck Designs to Consider Adding Onto Your Cabin

If you want to enhance your cabin’s outdoor space, one of the best ways to do it is to add a deck. A deck provides an open-air area where you can entertain, relax, or whip-up some delicious grilled food. The great thing about decks is that they can be as varied as the cabin owners who build them. With some of these great designs in-hand, your cabin will cement itself as…See More
Sep 29
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4 Signs Your Roof Is Deteriorating From Age

Age can wreak havoc on a roof’s condition, and you’ll want to be aware of the signs of aging so that appropriate maintenance or repair work can be done to preserve your structure. Not all signs are so obvious, and it’s important to check your roof periodically and have it inspected from time to time to look for these potential problems. Here are four signs that your roof…See More
Sep 3
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How Hail Storms Damage Your Roof and What Can Be Done About It

If your cabin is in an area that gets heavy storms, then you might have to deal with hail damage at some point over the years. While those types of storms can be devastating, there are a few steps that you can take to quickly repair the damage and reduce your risk of future problems.A Look at Hail DamageThe type of damage that hail creates depends on many different…See More
Aug 31
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4 Ways to Make Your Cabin More Energy Efficient

You work hard for your money. The last thing you want to do is to waste that money paying for higher-than-necessary utility bills. That's why it's so important to make changes to your cabin so that it works for you rather than against you when it comes to saving energy. To help you succeed on the road to lower utility bills, here are four ways to make your cabin more energy-efficient.Service Your HVAC SystemYour HVAC system, both your furnace and air conditioner, are major energy users in your…See More
Jul 27
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4 Signs You Need to Have Your Cabin Re-Piped

Your pipes are a crucial lifeline to your cabin, carrying water to sinks, toilets, bathtubs, washers, dishwashers, and more. Therefore, if your pipes begin to have problems, it can really disrupt your normal living patterns. It's important, then, that you know when it's time to replace your pipes to help restore your plumbing system's normal operation. As a starting point, here are four signs that you might see that indicate you need to have your cabin re-piped.Water Turns Strange ColorsIf you…See More
Jul 7
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4 Places Mold Can Creep in That You Need to Watch Out For

Damp and poorly ventilated areas are the perfect breeding grounds for mold in any residential dwelling. When mold gets into your cabin, it can become a serious health hazard. What is worse is that mold can provoke more than simple allergic reactions. Here are four key areas in your cabin to be watching out for mold growth.Mold in Your BasementBasements are a favorite place for mold to take up residence in a cabin. For starters, basements are often dark which means there is little to no sunlight…See More
Jun 23
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4 Aspects of Your Cabin You Need to Check Up on Every Summer

When summer rolls around, it can be tempting to simply break out the sunscreen and enjoy time spent outside. Before you can relax, though, you need to make sure your cabin is ready for summer, too. After all, winter can cause a lot of issues to anything that sits outside year-round. To help make your summer preparations faster, here are four aspects of your cabin you need to check up on every summer.Irrigation SystemIf your cabin has an irrigation system, you want to be sure to test it before…See More
Jun 8
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4 Tips for Decorating Your Cabin to Make it a Home Away From Home

People love living in cabins because of their coziness and warmth. They’re the perfect retreat for city dwellers who want a home away from home. Their rustic walls and solid wood frames make them an excellent backdrop for all kinds of creative decorating projects. If you’re a cabin owner who’d like to add a bit of homey-ness to your forest abode, you’ll want to try the following four decorating ideas.Choose a Focal PointJust like your main house, the rooms in your home away from home need to…See More
Apr 29
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How to Keep Your Cabin at an Ideal Temperature with Back and Forth Spring Weather

As spring arrives, it can be a welcome sight for winter-weary eyes. Between the flowers blooming, the birds singing, and the sun shining, spring is a great time of year to celebrate renewal. About the only downside to spring is the temperatures that seem to change wildly from day-to-day.Fortunately, with the right preparations and techniques, even the temperatures don’t have to be a major concern. To help you fully enjoy spring, here are a few tips to help you keep your cabin at an ideal…See More
Mar 13
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How to Choose Between a Gas and Wood Fireplace

When the weather outside is frightful, a roaring fire in your living room fireplace is about as comforting as it gets. The flames can provide a quick source of heat that warms you and the room, helping to push back the chill of the outside air. When it comes to the fireplace, though, you have to decide how you will fuel the flames. While electric fireplaces continue to gain in popularity, if you want real flames, your choice comes down to two options: gas or wood. To help you choose the right…See More
Feb 28
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4 Signs of Storm Damage on Your Roof

Even though modern roofs are designed to withstand heavy rains and high winds, damage can still happen at any time. That is why all homeowners should keep an eye out for any signs that their roofs might be damaged and in need of repairs.Sudden Leap in Your Energy BillsYour energy bills are naturally going to rise and fall throughout the year, but you might want to take a look at your roof if there is a sudden leap in your bills. When a roof becomes damaged, it will be very difficult for the…See More
Feb 13
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4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Thermostat

A thermostat is a fairly simple device that’s easy to take for granted. After all, if it’s working properly, you never give it a second thought. If it starts malfunctioning, then, it can sometimes be difficult to recognize the signs. However, a malfunctioning thermostat can lead to higher utility bills as your HVAC system runs more often than necessary. In the worst cases, a malfunctioning thermostat can actually wear out your HVAC system by causing it to run in ways it wasn’t designed to. To…See More
Jan 23

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Tell us about yourself:
Anica is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor-related. She was raised in a big family, so she's used to putting things to a vote. Also, cartwheels are her specialty. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @anicaoaks
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Not currently, but that would be amazing
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
12-24 months
Website:
http://https://plus.google.com/u/0/110201410531526652293/posts

Anica Oaks's Blog

4 Smart Ideas to Prevent Birds From Damaging Your Cabin

They may be fun to watch and feed, but birds can be a major nuisance that can damage your cabin, trees and property. Birds are known for damaging surfaces with their acidic droppings, clogging pipes and gutters with feathers and nests and creating cavities in the roof and walls.…

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Posted on November 25, 2020 at 3:18pm

How Frozen Pipes Happen and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Frozen pipes can be a colossal pain. It most often happens during wintertime in areas where the temperature dips below freezing for several days or months at a time. Areas in the Midwest and Northeast, in particular, have to take certain precautions because the winter months can be…

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Posted on November 13, 2020 at 6:55pm

4 Signs of a Large Clog in Your Shower and What to Do About It

Even if you live in a relatively new cabin and take care of your plumbing, you will probably have to deal with at least a few clogs over the years. Luckily, as long as you catch the early warning signs, dealing with a minor shower clog should be relatively…

Continue

Posted on October 26, 2020 at 1:38pm

5 Cabin Preparation Tips Before Fall Officially Starts

Fall weather is due to arrive soon. Is your cabin ready? Here are five key tips to help you protect your cabin in plunging temperatures and extreme ice or snow.

HVAC Maintenance

Check your…

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Posted on October 7, 2020 at 3:00pm

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