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Make Your Cabin Last Longer Against Mountain Elements

Cabins should be a cozy winter escape. It's harder to escape, though, if the mountain weather has taken its toll. Early prevention and protection ensures both safety and enjoyment for years to come.

Seal It In

Roof sealant provides an extra layer of insurance against heavy snow. The sealant becomes the surface that takes the brunt of…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 27, 2019 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

4 Essential Home Chores If You Won’t Be Using Your Cabin During the Winter

If you are like many cabin owners, you probably keep your cabin locked up during the winter. If you want it to be in good shape when the spring gets here, though, you’ll want to do a little bit of prep work beforehand. Below are four essential home chores you need to do if you won’t be using your cabin this winter.

Take Care of the…


Added by Emma Sturgis on November 27, 2019 at 2:17pm — No Comments

5 tips for cleaning a blocked drain

Drains are an important part of our home and they are often neglected in terms of maintenance. They do the job, so we simply don’t focus on cleaning them. We usually acknowledge them when we notice that the water is flowing away pretty slowly. And then we’re in a pickle! In order…


Added by Blake Davies on November 27, 2019 at 8:20am — No Comments

How to Discourage Break-ins? 7 Effective Tips to Consider

The innovation of deadbolts in the year 1960 reduced residential burglaries to a great extent. At present, approximately 35% of houses all across the globe are equipped with superior electronic system, which enhanced safety quotient unimaginably. The following write-up specifies some more ways to discourage break-ins. Please check them out right now.

  1. Never Showboat

Leaving certain items in plain sight from the street unintentionally lures petty…


Added by Tom Clark on November 27, 2019 at 4:10am — No Comments

Are Your Home’s Wires at the End of Their Rope? 5 Signs it’s Time to Rewire

If you’ve moved into an existing home, you know that there are some maintenance tasks that you’re going to be responsible for in the future. Rewiring may not be one that you want to think about, but it’s one that will need to be done at some point. If you’re experiencing any of the following five conditions, it’s time to get your home…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 26, 2019 at 1:25pm — No Comments

How to Prevent and Treat Ice Formation on Your Roof

There’s nothing more beautiful on a crisp, winter morning than icicles hanging from a roofline. Looking through a child’s eyes, the more significant these icicles are, the better. However, they are often an indication of a substantial problem with your roof.

Ice dams occur when water comes down the roofline and freezes. If the gutters are…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 22, 2019 at 1:26pm — No Comments

4 Unique Challenges to Building a Log Cabin Kit

Log cabin kits are all about making the most out of limited resources. The growing popularity of such homes has seen the rise of log cabin communities. While the smaller scope and reduced cost of such communities make them an attractive option for many potential developers or…


Added by Kara Masterson on November 19, 2019 at 8:47pm — No Comments

4 Issues That Could Cause a Basement Sewer Backup in Your Cabin

A sewer backup is not something that any of us wants to deal with. This holds especially true when the backup happens in your cabin basement. Here are four main causes of sewer backups in the basement that you should be aware of so you can take steps to prevent them from ever happening at your log home.

Clog in the Main Sewer Trap



Added by Emma Sturgis on November 14, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Building a Cabin? 4 Things to Remember During the Process

If you’ve decided to undertake the task of building your very own log cabin, it can be a very exciting time. You probably want to jump in a soon as possible to get the construction underway. As you start to build, here are four things that you must keep in mind throughout the process.

Insulating Is Key

Log cabins are harder to insulate than…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 12, 2019 at 5:17pm — No Comments

How to Protect and Insulate Your Home From the Harsh Winter Weather

Protecting your home against the harsh winter weather is a significant task. The better your home’s insulation, the lower your heating bills for the season. Here are a few things that you need to do before ‘Old Man Winter’ comes knocking at your door.

Seal Windows and Doors

One of the easiest things you can do to have a dramatic impact…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 12, 2019 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Furnishing a New Cabin: 4 Options for Smart Owners

Buying a new cabin allows you to spend time in nature without having to pitch a tent, and you’ll feel better staying in your cabin with the right furnishings. The best furnishings can give you all the comforts of home and provide additional conveniences that will make your time in the woods more enjoyable. These four furnishing options are perfect for…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on November 12, 2019 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Read Honest Abe Living’s November 2019 Issue

The November 2019 issue of Honest Abe Living features an…


Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on November 5, 2019 at 9:04am — No Comments

How To Handle A Home Plumbing Emergency Like A Pro

A plumbing emergency can happen at any time. Do you know what to do if water suddenly starts flowing or spurting out of a place that it shouldn’t? What about how to fix a clogged or weeping toilet? Most homeowners would say no to that, but it’s not as hard as you may think to take care of smaller problems like a pro.


Water from a leak or flood can be extremely damaging to your home, especially if you have…


Added by Jitender Sharma on November 5, 2019 at 8:16am — No Comments

How to Know if Your Chosen Lot is a Good Space to Build On

Building your own home comes with many advantages, such as energy efficiency, monetary savings and the ability to customize everything, but there are also many pitfalls to watch out for. One potential hazard to avoid is building your home in a bad location. How do you know if your chosen lot is a good space to build on or not? Here are five questions to consider before breaking ground.

What Utilities Are Available?

Utilities like electricity, water and natural gas are…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 30, 2019 at 5:38pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Installing a Wireless Intercom System

We don’t want to be rude to strangers calling on our doorstep. But the rampant stories of crimes flooding the news these days make it a bit challenging to trust strangers and be friendly to them. How many times have you heard burglars breaking in a house without difficulty just because the homeowner was too trusting, she opened the door for them when they knocked without even asking who’s out there? Speaking of which,…


Added by Jitender Sharma on October 30, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

4 Green Secrets to Maintaining an Energy Efficient Cabin

There are four secrets for maintaining an energy efficient home so that you don’t have expensive utility bills each month. By taking the time to make a few changes to your home, you can have a warmer home in the winter and a cooler home in the summer.

Installation of a Digital…


Added by Emma Sturgis on October 29, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Improve Your Cabin’s Insulation for the Winter

Properly insulating your cabin is going to improve your comfort and protect some of the key mechanical systems during the coldest months of the year. If you are tired of staying in a drafty cabin, then it is time to come up with a comprehensive plan for improving the building’s insulation and overall efficiency.

Install Double-Pane…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 28, 2019 at 11:02am — No Comments

Secure Your Safe Haven: 4 Tips for Protecting Your Log Home

Many people dream of owning a cabin out in the woods, but keeping those buildings safe and secure is easier said than done. If you feel as if your cabin isn’t as protected as you would like it to be, then you need to come up with a comprehensive plan for keeping unwanted individuals off your property.

Reinforce the Entry Points

One of…


Added by Emma Sturgis on October 28, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

How to Soundproof Your Cabin From the Outdoors

A cabin in the woods can be the perfect permanent or seasonal retreat. However, these structures are not known for being soundproof at their most basic, and owners may be interested in finding ways to reduce noise coming in from the outside. Here are just a few methods for soundproofing you may want to use.

Design With Buffers in…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 25, 2019 at 3:54pm — No Comments

Got Sinking Concrete? 4 Solutions for the Inexperienced Cabin Owner

Sinking concrete can be a huge hassle for any and all homeowners. It can be particularly frustrating to homeowners who simply do not have a lot of experience. If you have a concrete sinking dilemma on your hands, however, there are a number of options that may be able to turn your anxiety-inducing situation around right away. Don’t be too intimidated…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 22, 2019 at 10:49am — No Comments

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