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Fall Cleanup: How to Prepare Your Yard for Winter and Heavy Snow

It is every homeowner’s dream to have a lush and healthy lawn throughout the year. However, it takes work and commitment to keep your lawn looking beautiful. The cold temperatures and heavy snow that characterize the winter season are known to keep your lawn dormant…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 18, 2017 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Being your own General Contractor

So we are getting ready to rebuild our cabin back in Gatlinburg Tennessee; and the company we are using does the shell. My husband is going to be the GC and we are getting mixed information on what kind of coverage we need. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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Michelle

Added by Michelle Price on October 18, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Septic Tank or Sewer? How to Decide What’s Best for Your Cabin

One of the factors you will have to think about when looking to enhance the comfort of your home is the drainage system. Your drainage will make for a way through which waste is taken care of when you do your dishes, laundry, flush your toilet or take a shower. However, you may find yourself…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 17, 2017 at 4:47pm — No Comments

HVAC Breakdowns: 5 Signs Your Whole Heating System Needs an Overhaul

The HVAC system is an important component of your home, and maintaining it is essential to enjoy a comfortable indoor environment all year long. Knowing the symptoms of malfunctioning, paying attention to them when they come up, and acting on the problems…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 16, 2017 at 6:06pm — No Comments

How to Successfully Adjust Your Cabin’s Garage Door without Breaking It

As a cabin owner, you will want to ensure that your property is well maintained at all times. One of the areas you will need to focus on is the garage. After using it for a while, your garage door may become a little off balance. This will make it difficult…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 13, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Rain Or Shine: A Short Guide to Adapting Your Warehouse to the Weather

Changing weather can be problematic for a warehouse. If you aren’t careful, you can lose quite a bit of productivity due to the switch in seasons. Luckily, you can follow this short guide to adapting your warehouse to these upcoming changes.

 

Know the Rhythm of Your Warehouse

Adjusting your warehouse during a change in weather means knowing a bit more about how the building itself works.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 12, 2017 at 7:36pm — No Comments

How to Increase Your Heater's Efficiency This Winter

Summer may only just be ending, but it's actually the perfect time to start prepping your log home for the cooler temperatures of fall and winter. This is especially true when it comes to your home's heater. Many homeowners wait until the last minute before addressing this,…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 11, 2017 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Septic Problems: 5 Signs You Need to Call a Professional

One of the advantages of having a septic tank is that you will not have to pay money associated with city sewer fees. However, in order to ensure that the system operates properly at all times, you will have to request septic tank…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 11, 2017 at 11:22am — No Comments

Septic Problems: 5 Signs You Need to Call a Professional

One of the advantages of having a septic tank is that you will not have to pay money associated with city sewer fees. However, in order to ensure that the system operates properly at all times, you will have to request septic tank…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 11, 2017 at 11:22am — No Comments

Clogged Pipes: 5 Signs You Have Serious Plumbing Issues

Not sure if your plumbing is up-to-date? Wondering if it’s time to hire a professional? Serious plumbing issues can be a huge burden on your home and it can make everyday life much more difficult. It’s important to notice the signs of serious plumbing issues as soon as…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on October 4, 2017 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Cabin Conundrum: 5 Tips for Building a Long-Lasting Log Home

If you are getting ready to build a log home, exciting times are certainly in store for you. Living in the great outdoors can make you feel more alive and vibrant than ever before. As you begin the planning and building process, you will want to take certain measure to help ensure that it is done right the first time. This will help you have many years of enjoyable living, so keep reading to discover five great tips for building a long lasting log home.…

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Added by Kara Masterson on October 4, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments

3 Natural Remedies to Boost the Life of Your Home Plumbing System

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Home drains can become clogged or slow for many reasons; such as hair, grease, soap, and such. It can become a…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 3, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Wax and Wash: 4 Care Tips for Hardwood Floors

Well-maintained hardwood floors are going to last for decades, and they are a great option for almost any climate. Those who are considering having this type of flooring installed should spend some time researching how to properly care for these unique materials. Here are four tips that will extend the life of your hardwood floors and prevent stains, scratches, and scuffs. …

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Added by Kara Masterson on October 1, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Building Your Dream Home: 5 Things You Will Need to Succeed

Professional skill is a requirement to consider when building the perfect home. However, having the right kind of equipment is equally important to make the job a success. For most home owners, a DIY job is preferred compared to a contracting a worker. This is because…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 27, 2017 at 7:43pm — No Comments

5 Home Areas to Inspect before Autumn

Autumn is the time of year to inspect areas of your log home in preparation for the cold winter months. You’ll want to ensure structures are intact, keep entering pests to a minimum, and ensure your home will be properly heated and insulated for the upcoming seasons. What follows are…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 27, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Homes and Hurricanes: What to Know about the Insurance Involved

Hurricane Irma was a record-breaking storm. It brought devastation to the Caribbean as well as Florida. It is estimated that 3.4 million homes in Miami are without power and many of them have received flood damage.

With speeds reaching a maximum of 185 miles…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 26, 2017 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Fall Home Renovation: 5 Upgrades to Add to Your Curb Appeal

For many, fall is a wonderful time of year. The weather begins to cool down and everyone in the family looks forward to the holiday season just around the corner. This is the time of year that many families create warm memories. It can also be a time of year for…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 25, 2017 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Indoor Breeze: A Short Guide To Finding And Sealing Drafty Areas In Your Home

Few things are more frustrating than finding drafty areas in your home. They increase your energy costs and create uncomfortable pools of warmth or cold in a room. Good news, though! Most drafts can be solved by a homeowner with a little bit of time and some basic supplies you can pick up at any home improvement store.

 

Exterior to Interior

Any spot where something needs a hole…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on September 21, 2017 at 5:37pm — No Comments

How to Make Sure Your New Log Home is Properly Plumbed and Piped

Plumbing systems date back to ancient Greek, Persian and Roman empires. The system of using clean water and doing away with dirty water was a simple mechanism which ensured that hygiene and proper maintenance was accorded in water consumption. Today, with…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 20, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Man Cave: 3 Reasons to Fix up Your Garage Before Fall

The garage has been revered as a man cave for a long time. However, many garages don't receive the respect they deserve. These sacred spaces are often left cluttered and forgotten. While this is often a tongue-in-cheek discussion, there are actually some great…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on September 19, 2017 at 5:57pm — No Comments

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