Many people say that summer is the best time of the year. The air is fresh, the sun is shining and there are many things to do. Whether you live in your log home year-round or it is a weekend getaway, here are a few considerations specific to the summer season.
Take advantage of the warm weather and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, and camping. Explore the nearby parks and trails, or simply relax on your cabin porch with an enjoyable book.
Summertime also means an increase in bugs and pests. Keep your cabin clean and free of food crumbs to discourage ants, mice, and other pests. Use screens on windows and doors and consider using natural pest repellents such as citronella candles or essential oils.
Grilling and outdoor cooking:
Summer is the perfect time for grilling and outdoor cooking. Make sure your grill is clean and in good working condition and have the necessary tools and accessories ready. Consider adding a picnic table or outdoor seating area for an al’ fresco dining experience.
With the warmer weather and dry conditions, it’s important to be vigilant about fire safety. Keep the fire extinguisher handy and make sure your cabin has working smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Follow local fire regulations and take caution when building campfires or using outdoor fire pits.
Maintenance and upkeep:
Summertime is a good time to inspect and maintain your cabin. Check for any signs of damage such as leaks or rot and make any necessary repairs. Clean gutters and downspouts and trim any overgrown trees or bushes. Learn more about cabin maintenance here.
With the warmer weather, your cabin may be using more energy to stay cool. Consider installing energy-efficient windows or adding insulation to keep your cabin comfortable and reduce energy costs.
By considering these activities and considerations, you can make the most of your summertime cabin experience and ensure that your cabin stays safe, comfortable, and enjoyable for years to come.