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July 2017 Blog Posts (17)

The Homeowner's Guide to Basic Plumbing Repairs

If you live in a house, plumbing can be both a blessing and a curse. It is a tiny miracle that brings running water into our homes for cooking and cleaning. But when it stops working properly, it can be an odious task to deal with. Sometimes it is just easier to call in a professional, especially if the problem is a big one. If the problem is a smaller, common…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 31, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Secure Your Residence: 5 Ways to Feel Safer at Home

Whether you live in a large metropolitan area, in a small town, or in the country, the fear of someone breaking into your home can weigh heavily on your mind. Burglaries and assaults are some of the most common forms of criminal activity. In light of the frequency of these crimes, it makes sense to take extra precautions to prevent the potential loss, trauma, and…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 31, 2017 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

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

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The ground-breaking ceremony provided a Kodak photo moment, but the real breaking up the ground happened a week or so later. There were HOLES! A great big enormous one for the foundation, piles of dirt that will become the driveway, a hole for whatever gets drilled out of the well once that gets scheduled. A flat place for the well digger truck to brace itself. There was vast visual evidence now that the big dig had begun. We’d been worried they might hit rock…

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Added by Denise Pumfrey on July 28, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Safety First: 3 Ways To Protect Your Home Inside And Out

The safety and security of your home is obviously important as it directly impacts the overall safety and security of you and your family. This makes it essential that every homeowner do whatever they can to ensure that their home is as safe and secure as possible. Luckily, technology has enabled this to be done far more easily than in the past and all three of the…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 27, 2017 at 5:19pm — No Comments

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 environmentally-friendly.

Energy-Efficient

One advantage of a metal roof is that it is energy efficient.…

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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 to prepare yourself for possible legal…

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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 the style. Here are our favorite upgrades for a home's interior that will highlight some of the rustic…

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

The 5 Best Roofing Materials for Log Homes

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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…

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

5 Ways to Reduce Log Home Utility Bills

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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…

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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, drinking only accounts for a small portion of this average. Most domestic consumption comes…

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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 item has been installed, you will have acquired a new skill that can be used for the rest of your…

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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. Here are four tips for repairing your window glass.

1. Cracks or chips

Carefully…

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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 is much easier than fixing it after a problem.

Employ Boiling Water Power

Boil some water in a…

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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 the simpler things in life. Your primary goal may be to…

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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. Given these two facts, it is important that you trust your installation, service and repairs to…

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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 few important things to do to stay cool.

1. Turn on Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are effective at circulating…

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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 with a clog somewhere in the lines. There are a few ways to make sure your…

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

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