Monday, October 19, 2015
Your cabin’s fireplace provides a cozy and relaxing atmosphere, a gathering place for the family and brings a warm, glowing feel to your home. There is nowhere else I’d rather be on a cold winter’s day than in front of a roaring fire with my blanket, a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.
Your fireplace may also provide the main source of heat in your home and used all winter long. The more frequently you use your fireplace the more soot and smoke can billow out and coat the face of your fireplace as well.
Every area can become dingy and ugly caked with dark black stains.
As the winter months approach, it is extremely important to make sure you fireplace is clean and ready to go for the season. There are plenty of do-it-yourself homemade cleaners on the internet, but they all seem so messy and require a ton of elbow grease.
No one wants to go through that and now thanks to American Building Restoration Product’s Waterless Fireplace Cleaner you don’t have to.
ABR boasts a revolutionary waterless fireplace cleaner that removes dirt, soot and grime from multiple surfaces including brick, slate, tile, granite, marble, stone, ceramic, terrazzo, and more.
The process is simple. Just apply the waterless cleaner, let dry, and peel away the dirt. It’s like a beauty mask for your fireplace.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
It has been said that if you read seven solid books on one subject then you may be considered a “subject matter expert”. If you own a log home, wouldn’t it make sense to become an expert on how to care for and preserve your home?
It is very import that you know the ins and outs of your log home or cabin in order avoid costly and potentially disastrous situations that could have been prevented if you knew what you should, and shouldn’t, be doing to your home.
Owning a log home is quite different from owning any other type of home, there are numerous common problems caused by Mother Nature that you must prepare for or spend time and money to repair.
If you’re not sure how to solve a problem or are looking to educate yourself with books that can help; we suggest our Log Home Maintenance Guide and now our new edition; A Field Guide for Identifying, Preventing, and Solving Problems.
Carpenter Ants are known for creating tunnels in your foam panels, they do not eat the wood, and they chew their way through to create a home for themselves. To prevent these tiny nesters insect resistant foam panels are the perfect solution.
Beetles, Wasp & Bees
These three can become a deadly trio. Wasps and bees us a beetle’s exit hole as a storage place for both food and for their eggs. To prevent this make sure to clean off any excess dirt and fill the holes by caulking or chinking.
Depending on the exposure to the elements your log home or cabin will need a new coat of stain every three to seven years.
Hults Bruk Replacement Hickory Handles (a.k.a. haft or helve) for Hults Bruk Axes. As the saying goes with several variations, "T...
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