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Brooke Chaplan
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Identifying Common Signs of Roof Wear and Tear

The one construction aspect of your log home that you rely upon the most while it takes the most punishment from the elements is your roof. Being a high-ticket item when it comes to replacement and insurance claims, there are several players who may have an incentive to sway inspection conclusions.…See More
Tuesday
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Winter Weathering: 3 Property Pieces that Will Need Post-Snow Maintenance

While winter is considered a magical time of feasting, gift-giving, and family bonding, it’s not the most forgiving season for your home or your property. Once you’ve survived the frigid winter season, you may want to spend the first days of spring assessing your property for signs of latent winter damages. Here are some of the areas where you can begin your assessment. RoofingDepending on the type of…See More
Feb 8
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Getting Started? 3 Preparations You Can Make before Buying Your First Home

With mortgage interest rates still at historically low levels and with the economy continuing to gain steam, that dream you’ve had of purchasing your first home might be closer to becoming a reality. Owning a home certainly has inherent benefits, from being able to make your space your own, to being able to build equity that can improve your financial position. Before you get the keys to a new home,…See More
Jan 30
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4 HVAC Maintenance Tips to Consider as Seasons Change

Maintaining your home’s HVAC system doesn’t need to be an expensive or time-consuming project. As long as you carefully inspect and service the system once every few months, you should be able to avoid severe damage and unexpected breakdowns. Here are four seasonal maintenance tips that will…See More
Jan 26
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How to Manage the Plumbing System in a Cabin

There’s nothing like being able to get away to your own little piece of the great outdoors and spending a few days in your very own cabin. Cabins provide a quiet retreat and a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Since you don’t want to be spending your time away dealing with…See More
Jan 24
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3 Home Features that Should be Part of Your Dream House

You are in the market for a new home and are seeking a house that has everything that your existing one may not have. You know exactly what your family needs in a residence and will not stop looking until you get exactly what you need and desire. Your wish list may include the following: StorageMany homes do not come equipped with ample storage. Closets may be small, attics…See More
Jan 19
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5 Interior Decoration Tips for Older Homes

If you’ve recently acquired an older log home and are getting ready to move in, you likely want to make a lot of changes to bring this old house into the modern age. But where do you start? You might already have a ton of ideas, but if not then you’ve come to the right place. Breathe new life into your…See More
Jan 15
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Well, Well, Well: What You Can Do to Improve Your Cabin’s Plumbing

Spending time in your cabin should be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, if you have to regularly deal with water issues in your cabin, you may find this experience to be stressful and even uncomfortable. There are many issues that you could face in your cabin, such as poor water quality, insufficient water supply and more. These are a few of the possible solutions available to…See More
Jan 5
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3 Ways to Keep Your Heat in and High Utility Bills Out

The holiday season may be the best time of the year for many people, but they’re also usually the coldest, and that can lead to some expensive heating bills. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can stop heat from escaping your home and keep that bill more manageable. Here are three helpful tips on keeping heat in. Check the InsulationYour home obviously needs insulation in the walls and attic…See More
Dec 29, 2017
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Dec 13, 2017
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Which Type of Home Fence Is Most Secure?

There are many reasons to want to install a security fence around your home. Whether you want to keep the kids and pets safe as they play or you just want another level of privacy and insurance that you’re safe, a home fence needs to be sturdy. Before you go about installing a fence, make sure you’re…See More
Dec 12, 2017
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3 Professionals to Consult Before You Install A New Bathroom

Because many of the features in a bathroom are built-in, a renovation is generally necessary if you want to update the functionality and decorative appeal of your space. A bathroom renovation, however, is a major undertaking that requires ample time, effort and attention. You understandably want to enjoy amazing results from the effort, but most homeowners lack the skills, tools and time available to do all of the…See More
Dec 8, 2017
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How to Choose the Right Windows for a Log Home

If you’re building your own log home, you would probably agree that these rustic dwellings are better than conventional homes. Not only are they made from renewable resources that are easy to frame and can stand the test of time, they are durable enough to withstand all of the worst weather…See More
Dec 7, 2017
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Worth It: 3 Home Staples You’ll Be Happy You Spent Extra For

As fun as it can be to get your home setup just the way you like it, it can also quickly become expensive. You can save yourself some money by looking for sales and shopping at discount stores or even thrift stores, but with certain items, it makes sense to spend extra and get something of higher quality. Here are three of the home staples that are worthy of a bigger investment. Your BedOne of the…See More
Dec 5, 2017
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How to Conserve Hot Water in the Winter

As cold temperatures settle in this winter, many home and business owners start to think of hot water as precious and expensive. The cold water that enters a water heater typically takes longer to heat in winter depending on the location of the heater and the model. Hot water also cools off faster inside…See More
Nov 28, 2017
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How to Install a New Wraparound Deck on Your Old Log Cabin

Installing a wraparound deck will substantially increase the value of your cabin and make it the perfect warm weather getaway. While these decks have many different benefits, making any changes to a backcountry home can be quite challenging. As a log cabin owner, you must spend a little…See More
Nov 22, 2017

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Brooke Chaplan's Blog

Identifying Common Signs of Roof Wear and Tear

The one construction aspect of your log home that you rely upon the most while it takes the most punishment from the elements is your roof. Being a high-ticket item when it comes to replacement and insurance claims, there are several players who may have an incentive to sway…

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Posted on February 13, 2018 at 6:20pm

Winter Weathering: 3 Property Pieces that Will Need Post-Snow Maintenance

While winter is considered a magical time of feasting, gift-giving, and family bonding, it’s not the most forgiving season for your home or your property. Once you’ve survived the frigid winter season, you may want to spend the first days of spring assessing your property for signs of latent winter damages. Here are some of the areas where you can begin your…

Continue

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 7:58pm

Getting Started? 3 Preparations You Can Make before Buying Your First Home

With mortgage interest rates still at historically low levels and with the economy continuing to gain steam, that dream you’ve had of purchasing your first home might be closer to becoming a reality. Owning a home certainly has inherent benefits, from being able to make your space your own, to being able to build equity that can improve your financial position. Before you get the…

Continue

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 8:56pm

4 HVAC Maintenance Tips to Consider as Seasons Change

Maintaining your home’s HVAC system doesn’t need to be an expensive or time-consuming project. As long as you carefully inspect and service the system once every few months, you should be able to avoid severe damage and unexpected breakdowns. Here are four seasonal…

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Posted on January 26, 2018 at 4:10pm

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