Monday, September 21, 2015

Don’t Let These Ruin Your Log Home!

Don’t Let These Ruin Your Log Home!
Many look to their log home as a place of respite from the rest of the world and some call it their everyday home. Yet, that peace can be shattered by a group of common problems that can lead to big headaches if not taken care of.

Arm yourself with knowing the warning signs so you can take the necessary steps to stop the problems in their tracks.

Protect Your Log Home!

Every once and a while take the time to inspect the foam panels in your ceiling. If there are holes in them, you might have carpenter ants creating tunnels to move in and around your home.

To fix and prevent this from happening, use borate infused panels in your log home and if that doesn’t work you might have to invest in a Bug Kit.

Also, take the time to walk around the house and look for any holes in the wood as these are breeding spots for wasps and bees. To prevent this, clean out the holes and fill them with either caulk or chinking.

One common problem with log home could be water spots on the deck. To fix this you could either use a wood cleaner and clean the deck or simply strip the finish and reapply it after everything is dry.

Schroeder Log Home Supply has a wide variety of products to help you avoid any of these issues. There is nothing worse than a pest, so let us help you get rid of them and keep your log home in great condition. For more information on any of our products, please contact us today!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Get Your Log Home’s Power From The Sun!

Solar energy is becoming more and more popular as time goes on and one of the reasons is because of its numerous benefits. Between saving the environment as well as saving people money, it’s easy to see why this has become the go to for many people when it comes to power their homes or businesses.

However, if you decide to implement solar power energy on your log home, there are a few things to prepare before you switch the power on.

Become A Solar Powered Wizard!

Get Your Log Home’s Power From The Sun!
Before you even lift a finger, assess how much the installation and maintenance is going to cost. Then you have to make sure that when you are going to install it, you have a prevention system in place to keep animals, like birds and squirrels, from living on top of or nesting around the panels.

These local animals may not seem like they are bothering anything, but one wrong move from them could ruin all that was installed and end up costing you a good amount of unplanned money to replace some panels, fabrication or wiring. Plan out what you can to prevent animal interference or how you can install your solar power to avoid having any critters find home in them.

If you find that the job is over your head, there is nothing wrong with calling in an expert to handle the job.

Schroeder Log Home Supply offers a wide selection of solar energy manuals and books to get your home powered by the sun. Learn the ins and outs of it all so you can avoid any critters or pests from damaging your log homes power. For more information on our products, please feel free to contact us today!