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The Height of Summer: How to Make Sure Your Home Stays Cool

Air conditioning has made it possible for folks to live in places where it was just too hot for most people to live year round. Turning on the A/C after being outside in the heat is an utterly delicious feeling. However, a homeowner doesn’t have to keep the air…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 21, 2017 at 7:20pm — No Comments

How to Save Money on Home Relocation?

Everyone will tell you that moving to a new home is a really stressful thing to do. It’s a complicated task that can come up with numerous surprises during the process. Next, to a lot of details that need to be planned ahead, there is also the fact that it can be quite expensive. If you are on a tight budget,…

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Added by Blake Davies on August 21, 2017 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Antique Plumbing: 5 Sings It is Time to Call a Plumber

The maintenance of plumbing systems is a very important aspect of the maintenance of any structure. When it comes to antique plumbing, though, it's a whole other beast to conquer. To help you stay on top of any older plumbing issues on the rise, it's recommended you stay on…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 16, 2017 at 6:28pm — No Comments

How to Plan for a Well Installation on Your Property

Fresh, clean water is an essential utility for any home, and there's nothing quite like having access to pure well water on your own property. Installing a well can vary somewhat depending on your unique property, but learning these key steps to the process will ensure your…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 15, 2017 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Summer Repairs: 3 Home Adjustments To Make Long Before Winter

Summer isn’t just good for swimming and barbeques. It’s also good for making home repairs and adjustments that should happen long before winter arrives. After all, working in the nice summer weather is almost always preferable to working in the cold. Plus, it gives you plenty of time to bring in professional help if you discover you need it.

 

Weather Stripping and Gap Sealing

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on August 14, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Creepy Crawly Critters: 4 Signs You Have a Serious Insect Infestation

Wasps and bees. Cockroaches. Ants. Pests all of them, and you hate pests. Understandably so. They destroy your home, bring germs and bacteria into your living space, and are just plain creepy. And they can be everywhere. Even when you can’t see them, you may…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 14, 2017 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Cabin Fever: 5 Things Every Cabin Needs

When you want to buy a cabin to live in full-time or during your vacations, make sure to understand the things that you need to make it an enjoyable experience. In order to use a cabin right away, it is important to buy one that has several items included. 

Does the Cabin…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 11, 2017 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Luscious Lawns: How to Keep Your Yard Green and Clean

Few things are as alluring as a lush, brilliant green and immaculate front lawn. It almost begs for a passerby to lie down on it, and bask in the sun. But how do people who have such…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 11, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to Make Sure Your Cabin's Well Water is Clean and Healthy

Water safety has been in the news plenty lately as lead and other contaminants have made headlines across the country. However, these concerns have mainly dealt with city drinking water that has apparently gone through plenty of testing and filtering to get rid of a variety of germs and chemicals. If city water can have such huge problems, it is certain that well water can be just as bad. To ensure that well water is clean and safe, follow these four important…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 10, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Common Summer Repairs for First-Time Homeowners

You own a home, and you are about to enjoy a beautiful and relaxing summer. However, don't forget that the summer is also a great time to tackle important home repairs. Check out these five common repairs for first-time homeowners.



Painting the Siding and…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 7, 2017 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Cabin Repairs: 4 Common Maintenance Areas You Should Attend To

If you own a cabin for vacation or investment purposes, these properties are normally located in rural areas with nature all around them. You visit the cabin to get away from it all, but that doesn't mean that maintenance should be an afterthought. This property needs as much care as your primary…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 2, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

4 Essentials Every Cabin Dweller Needs for Comfort and Safety

You probably picked a cabin for your own fortress of solitude because it gets you away from the rat race that everyone else seems to be running. However, living like the old hermits in caves is not quite your cup of tea. You do take your safety and comfort…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on August 1, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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…

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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…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on July 31, 2017 at 2:22pm — No Comments

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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

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