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Home Renovations: What a New Metal Roof Can Do for Your House

You might be asking yourself what a new metal roof can do for your home. Besides being aesthetically-pleasing, there are many lasting benefits to adding a metal roof to your residence. This type of roof is energy efficient, durable, long-lasting and…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 26, 2017 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Your Log Home Could Land You in Legal Trouble

Most owners of log homes do not seem them as being hazardous. They see a modest, comfortable home built in an area that few people visit. This misconception about rural living could land you or someone you know in legal trouble if an accident occurs. Know why it's necessary…


Added by Rachael Murphey on July 26, 2017 at 11:51am — No Comments

Gutting Your Old Home: 7 Renovating Upgrades for a Rustic Style

Rustic design in a home is simplistic, natural and rugged yet also exudes a resilient spirit that ties today's interior design with the past. For the ingenious at heart, repurposing things that are old into something new yet functional is the main feature of…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 25, 2017 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

The 5 Best Roofing Materials for Log Homes


There is a nice selection of roofing choices available today. Just make a selection that appeals to you in its rustic looks that blend in with the log home and, at the same time, make sure it is a roof that is durable, long lasting, and works into your budget requirements.


1. Aluminum Roofing

popular for being…


Added by Rachael Murphey on July 24, 2017 at 12:21pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Reduce Log Home Utility Bills


When you were a child, your parents whisked you away to a mountain town in another state every summer. For two weeks, your family stayed in a rented log cabin each year. During those fun trips, you made memories to last a lifetime. You vowed to purchase a log cabin when you grew up. Recently, you turned this dream into an amazing reality. Due to a mortgage, car payment, and other expenditures, you desperately…


Added by Rachael Murphey on July 21, 2017 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Household Wastewater: How it Can Affect Your Home

Water is one of the essential ingredients of life for humans, plants and animals alike, which is why it's not too shocking that the average American household consumes hundreds of gallons every single day. However,…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 19, 2017 at 7:27pm — No Comments

How Even Non-Experts Can Replace Their Cabin’s Water Heater

If you are in need of a new water heater, you may feel overwhelmed at the thought of having to install it. However, there are many resources and tips available to help even those who aren't handy to install their water heater quickly and correctly. Once the…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 18, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Have a Crack at It: 4 Tips for Repairing Window Glass

Repairing window glass in your log cabin doesn't have to mean buying a whole new window. If the problem is hairline cracks, small chips, or loose window panes, it might be a simple repair job. More damage or even broken panes are often replaceable with a few simple tools.…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 12, 2017 at 6:37pm — No Comments

4 Incredibly Simple Ways to Maintain a Healthy Cabin Plumbing System

Your cabin's plumbing system may be a mystery to you because it's largely hidden away from view. Reliable water runs through it until an issue arises. Avoid any plumbing issues by employing a few simple tricks around the home. Maintaining the plumbing…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 10, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Pay Off a Mortgage on a 2nd Home

A mortgage gives your family a fast and convenient way to buy a home without having to save up your money for decades to make the purchase. You may have used that mortgage to pay for your family’s second home in the woods. Families that own a log cabin often have a desire to enjoy…


Added by Rachael Murphey on July 7, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

3 Ways Your Home Can Benefit From Universal Air Conditioning

Whether you are building a new home or you have lived in your existing structure for a long time, the heating and air conditioning system is vital for your family's comfort. It is also one of the larger investments you will make in relation to your home appliances.…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 6, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire: 5 Things to Do When Your Air Conditioner Breaks

The air conditioner is often used each day during the summer months when the temperatures begin to rise. Most households rely on the appliance to keep their interior setting cool and comfortable. If your air conditioner stops working, there are a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 5, 2017 at 7:24pm — No Comments

Unclogging Pipes: How to Make Sure Your Plumbing System is Running Efficiently

The plumbing system in your home should allow for the water and waste products to flow as smoothly as possible. If you see a backup in a sink or the toilet or if there are any odd smells, then you might have an issue…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 3, 2017 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Your Old Home: 5 Add-ons You Should Be Considering Before Summer's End

Your home should have a high level of functionality to make it easy to live on the property long-term. The summer season is when more people spend time at home and enjoy entertaining on their property. If you want to get more use out of the setting, there are a…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 27, 2017 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Why we don’t advertise prices at Honest Abe…

At Honest Abe we frequently receive inquiries asking why our magazine advertisements and online floor plans do not show pricing.
The answer is the that we don’t publicize the pricing for one simple reason – most people customize the plans and need us to prepare a custom quote, so we have interested people talk with one of our representatives in our home office in Tennessee or one…

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Read the May 2017 Honest Abe Living.

The May 2017 edition of Honest Abe Living features a custom home on Tennessee’s Dale Hollow Lake designed for energy efficiency, aging in place and enjoying the beauty of the lake in every season. 

T here’s news about Honest Abe Log Homes’ president…

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:37am — No Comments

New Honest Abe Dealer was Homeowner First

By Claudia Johnson, Honest Abe Log Homes Director of Marketing
Honest Abe Log Homes, a 38-year-old log home manufacturer based in Moss, Tennessee, has announced the addition of a new Independent Dealership in North Alabama. In March​,​ Serenity Log Homes began serving customers in Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Madison, Limestone, Lawrence and Morgan counties who are seeking to own a custom log or timber frame home or…

Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 23, 2017 at 5:32am — No Comments

How to Make Your Cabin in the Woods Secure Against Unwelcome Visitors

Owning a cabin in the woods is a great way to experience living off the grid. This type of dwelling is typically a seasonal location rather than a full time home. While there are many perks in owning a remote getaway, there are also necessary safety measures to…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Dream within a Dream: Building our Log Home in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The two weeks after the closing was a bit anti-climactic as our GC was climbing Mount Rainier, even though I know things were going on in the background and logs were still being placed on our shell! He returned safely and let us know we were ready to start what we could while waiting for the remaining approvals from the county building department on our septic.  The power pole should go in within the next week, and there are some big honking pieces of machinery sitting on our land poised…


Added by Denise Pumfrey on June 20, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Heat of Summer: How to Keep Your Home Cool in Hot Weather

Getting overheated counts as one of the real dangers of summer. That being the case, when the temperatures hit the triple digits, you want your home to be a refuge from the heat, especially if you get overheated. If you’re trying to prepare for summer, here are four…


Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 19, 2017 at 11:06am — No Comments

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