Fall is an important time for log cabin maintenance as it prepares your home for the colder months ahead. Here are some tips for fall maintenance for your log home cabin:
1. Clean gutters and downspouts: Leaves and debris can accumulate in your gutters and downspouts, causing water to back up and potentially damage your roof and foundation. Clean them out before winter to prevent any issues. Check out this video on one way to clean your gutters and downspouts!
2. Check for air leaks: Cold air can seep into your log cabin through gaps and leaks, causing drafts and higher energy bills. Check for air leaks around doors, windows, and walls, and seal them with weatherstripping or caulk.
3. Inspect the roof: Check your roof for any damage or missing shingles. Repair or replace any damaged areas to prevent water leaks and potential roof collapses due to heavy snow.
4. Clean the chimney: Have your chimney professionally cleaned to remove any buildup of soot or debris. This will help prevent chimney fires and ensure your fireplace or wood stove operates safely and efficiently.
5. Store outdoor furniture and equipment: Move any outdoor furniture or equipment such as grills, lawn mowers, and garden tools into storage for the winter to protect them from the elements.
6. Trim trees and bushes: Trim any trees or bushes that may pose a hazard during winter storms. This will help prevent damage to your log cabin or surrounding property.
7. Inspect and clean the HVAC system: Have your heating system inspected by a professional and replace any filters. Clean the air ducts if necessary to improve indoor air quality and ensure your HVAC system operates efficiently.
By following these fall maintenance tips, you can ensure that your log home cabin is prepared for the colder months ahead, keeping you and your family comfortable and safe. Don’t forget the team at 888 Log Guys offer a maintenance program!