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Fall Maintenance Tips for Log Cabins

Log Home Builders log cabinDo you have a log cabin? If so, chances are your log cabin is one of your most cherished possessions. It is a great place to vacation or live. But just like any other home, you need to perform maintenance on it. With these fall maintenance tips, your log cabin can be kept in tip-top shape for a lifetime.

Inspect Seals on Logs

Walk around the outside paying close attention to the logs that make up your cabin. You want to make sure that there are no cracks present and that all seals are intact. Any damage to the wood or the seal can cause water to seep in. When water gets in, logs start to rot.

Check Windows and Doors

Every window and door in your log cabin should be in good shape. That means it should close and open all the way and the weather stripping should be intact. This weather seal helps to control the climate in the log cabin properly and to prevent critters or insects from entering.

Don’t Forget Gutters and Roofs

The gutters and roofs of log cabins are often overlooked when it comes to fall maintenance. This lapse is because in most cases, it is not the owner’s primary home. Look at the gutters to make sure that they are free of debris so they can properly drain water during the rainy season.

Your roof should be free of missing tiles or tar. All sections should appear sealed, and there should be no nests from birds or wasps. Take a second to ensure that chimney screens are in place and clear. Check to ensure rain caps are in place on any chimneys.

Walk the Interior

Inspecting the inside of the home is just as important as checking the outside. Walk from wall to wall and check for the same kind of damage you looked for on the outside. Don’t forget to look up and scrutinize the ceiling. Surfaces should be surveyed for signs of water damage or rot that might not have been visible on the outside.

Appliances and fixtures need to be tested to ensure that they are in working order. You don’t want to find out that critters have been nesting in your home the hard way. Having an obstructed fireplace can also be very dangerous.

Now that you have gone through the inspection checklist you can breathe comfortably and enjoy your time at your cabin. Whether you are looking for time alone or having friends over, there is no need to worry.

Check out Log Home Builders at 919-202-4428.

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