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Is Your Roof Rusting? Tips for Replacing Your Metal Roof and Protecting It in the Future

Metal roofs are popular for businesses and agricultural buildings and are growing in popularity for homes as well. Homeowners appreciate the long lifespan, durability, and insulation these roofs are. Additionally, metal roofs are a good choice for the environment because they are…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on April 15, 2021 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Warning Signs That Your Fireplace Isn't Safe to Use Yet and How to Fix It Up

With HVAC and central heating systems now common, fireplaces don’t often play the vital role they once did in the home. However, many people still use and enjoy a fireplace in their homes, especially during the winter. Of course, while cozy and comforting, your fireplace can pose serious hazards, especially if it is not…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on March 25, 2021 at 12:44pm — No Comments

What Can You Do When You Find a Rodent Infestation in Your Cabin?

Few things are less pleasant than hearing the tell-tale sounds of rodents running around in your cabin. However, this is a common problem, especially if the cabin sits empty for long stretches of time. Though your first thought might be to ignore the problem, it is one that needs…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on March 18, 2021 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Pests That Are Most Likely to Invade Unoccupied Homes

Unoccupied real estate doesn't tend to stay that way for long. While the threat of human squatters is fairly minimal, the threat of animals making their homes inside an abandoned building is fairly high. If you've got an abandoned property, especially one you are trying or planning…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on February 19, 2021 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Security Features You Need to Implement at Your Cabin if It's Empty for Weeks at a Time

A nice, rustic cabin provides the ideal getaway for many people. It is the perfect getaway for some me-time or time with your spouse or family creating unforgettable memories. Unfortunately, many people struggle with their cabin security.…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on January 27, 2021 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Modern Comforts You Can Add to Even an Old Log Cabin

Just because you have an older log cabin doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a few modern amenities while you’re there. With a handful of simple upgrades, you can rest assured that your log cabin is going to be cozy and comfortable whenever you visit it.…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on January 11, 2021 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Common Roofing Issues That Your Cabin Could Face

A weekend cabin by the lake or up in the mountains is a fantastic retreat during both the summer and the winter. However, since a cabin often spends weeks, or even months, left unattended, roofing issues are common.

An unnoticed leaky…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on December 16, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

You've Got the Power: 4 Ways to Protect Your Remote Cabin From a Power Outage

Living off-grid is a dream many in this hectic and uncertain world wish to attain. The good news is that you can do that while also maintaining a modern lifestyle, and never fall short when it comes to power.

Your remote cabin will need…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on December 3, 2020 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Updating Your Winter Cabin to Keep Warm Even in Harsh Temperatures

If you own a cabin out in the wild, then you need to carefully consider your climate control options. Keeping a cabin warm during the coldest months of the year is going to be a major undertaking, but that project should be manageable with a few simple renovations and…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on November 27, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Little Luxuries: Steps for Adding Water and Plumbing to Your Off-Grid Cabin

If you’ve got an off-grid cabin, it may only have the bare necessities—a solid foundation, warmth, somewhere to store food, a nearby source of water. And that may be all you need. However, just because you’re living off the grid doesn’t mean you can’t live comfortably. With a…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on November 23, 2020 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Common Pests That Will Try to Invade Your Home This Winter

When the first winter storms begin to blow through, you might notice a few unwanted rodents and insects in your home. Just like you, they need a warm home to live in, and they’ll invite themselves into yours. While those types of infestations often feel overwhelming, there are a…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on October 29, 2020 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Your Window of Opportunity: 4 Ways New Windows Can Improve Your Home

Buying new windows for your home may seem like more of a maintenance issue than an aesthetic improvement, but it can be both. This apparently simple change can also upgrade your home's value. If you are shopping for windows just to keep your home's indoor air comfortable, here are…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on October 15, 2020 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Tips for Keeping Your Summer Home's Pool Maintained Year Round

Many people dream of having a beautiful summer home with a pool, but it is important to remember that those water features require quite a bit of maintenance. If you ignore your pool for too long, then you might end up with damaged mechanical components, cracked cement, or unwanted contaminants in the…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on September 21, 2020 at 7:19pm — No Comments

4 Home Security Upgrades That Protect Your Home Even When You're Not There

The number one responsibility for the head of a family is providing the family with safety and security. Sadly, in today's world, that is often more difficult than you would first assume. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to ensure that your family has a safe and secure home…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on August 10, 2020 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Keeping Pests Out of Your Cabin Retreat Even When You're Not There

Humans are not the only species to enjoy rural cabin getaways. Pests of all kinds love to invade rustic retreats in any season but especially in winter. If your cabin sits empty for part of the year, you will need to take preventative measures to keep insects, rodents, and wildlife…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on July 23, 2020 at 7:07pm — No Comments

Enjoying the Great Outdoors From the Comfort of Your Cabin

The outdoors can be beautiful to admire, explore, and be immersed in nature's majesty. This is one of the reasons why a lot of people get cabins in the woods. However, not everyone is physically able to enjoy the outdoors, and some people simply prefer to stay indoors. However, you…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on July 6, 2020 at 4:07pm — No Comments

5 Updates to Modernize Your Summer Cabin

Summer cabin homes are a wonderful way to reconnect with nature and get away from it all. Although you will want to preserve your cabin's rustic charm, they do require updates to ensure that they stay safe and fully functional. On a cosmetic level, aesthetic updates can help…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 28, 2020 at 3:57pm — No Comments

5 Splashback Styles and Materials to Make Your Kitchen Glamorous

The right splashback can really change the look in your kitchen. It will complement your cabinets, flooring, and counters. Once you install a splashback, you probably won't replace it for many years. This is why you really need to take your time when trying to figure out which one…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 21, 2020 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Well Done: A Beginner's Guide to Planning and Maintaining a Personal Water Well

While many people dream of having their own residential well, that type of project can become extremely complicated if you aren’t careful. Luckily, with a little bit of planning and some regular maintenance, you can ensure that your new well will continue to operate for many…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 15, 2020 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

4 Ways to Use the Versatility of Natural Stone in Your Landscaping This Summer

stone landscaping

Stone has a natural place in any type of landscaping or garden; the artful use of natural stone enhances the beauty and texture of any landscape. Furthermore, stone can easily be used in structural elements around your yard and garden, creating styles ranging from rustic to sophisticated.

Stone Retaining Walls

If your yard is sloped, you know that…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on May 8, 2020 at 4:21pm — No Comments

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