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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.

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Added by Anica Oaks on July 27, 2020 at 1:10pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Anica Oaks on July 7, 2020 at 4:16pm — No Comments

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 Basement

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Added by Anica Oaks on June 23, 2020 at 12:57pm — No Comments

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.

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Added by Anica Oaks on June 8, 2020 at 3:22pm — No Comments

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.

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Added by Anica Oaks on April 29, 2020 at 10:44am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Anica Oaks on March 13, 2020 at 6:24pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 28, 2020 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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 Bills

Your 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…

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Added by Anica Oaks on February 13, 2020 at 7:42pm — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 23, 2020 at 11:09am — No Comments

How to Prevent and Get Rid of Ice Dams on Your Roof

While the wintertime does bring along some pretty outdoor features like icicles, it’s important to realize the potential hazard they could provide for your home. Ice dams are created when your snow-covered roof freezes and refreezes to create a solid chunk of ice. This ice build-up on your eaves and can create major damage to your gutters, shingles,…

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Added by Anica Oaks on December 19, 2019 at 11:58am — No Comments

4 Benefits of Adding a Fireplace to Your Bedroom

Your bedroom should serve as a cozy retreat where you can shut out the cares of the rest of the world. Whether it’s through darkened windows, designer sheets, or a high-quality mattress, there are plenty of elements you can add to your bedroom to make it more comfortable. An element you may have overlooked, however, is a fireplace. If you’re looking…

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Added by Anica Oaks on December 13, 2019 at 12:12pm — No Comments

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