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Closing up the Cabin: 4 Final Repairs to Do Before Winter Hits

The harsh winter weather can do a lot of damage to your cabin. That is why it is important for you to take care of the necessary repairs before the winter hits. You will need to make sure that the following repairs are done.

Plumbing Repairs

There are a number of plumbing issues that can result during the winter. For example, your pipes can freeze and burst. That is why you will need to have a professional inspect your pipes. A professional can also repair the leaks and insulate the pipes.

Water Heater Repairs

The cold weather forces your water heater to work harder. If your water has any problems, then they will likely be worsened by the winter weather. There are several signs that indicate you need to have a professional come and repair your water heater. It may be difficult for you to get hot water. The water may be lukewarm instead of hot. You may also find that you are running out of hot water quickly. Leaks are another problem that has to be repaired. Additionally, your water heater may make unusual noises.

Roof Repair

You can expect your cabin’s roof to last 20 to 50 years. However, you will have to get your roof repaired on a regular basis in order to ensure that it stays in the best shape possible. If you notice that there is water leaking from your roof, then it is time for you to get it repaired. You should also get your roof repaired if there is wear and tear around the openings. Roof repair can help you save a lot of money.

Seal up the Cracks

It is important to have the cracks sealed before the winter. Sealing the cracks with caulk can help keep the cold air out. It will also help keep the critters out of your cabin. Additionally, sealing the caulk will prevent the moisture from accumulating in the logs. If there are any cracks in your logs, then you can use a backer rod to repair them. You should also apply caulk on top of the backer rod.

You don’t want to leave your cabin without preparing it for the winter. You will need to make sure that plumbing and water heater repairs are done. You will also need to get your roof repaired. Additionally, it is important for you to have the cracks sealed up.

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