Best Ways to Maintain Cabin Exterior

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Arizona Resource Realty BR518926000

Your family is so overjoyed about spending a weekend at your special retreat that they may not realize how much work is involved in having a place – but as an owner you know better and somehow you feel exhausted by maintaining it, however, small efforts make a big difference when preserving and maintaining your cabin, and today’s products make the jobs easier. Some projects are easy to do yourself, such as simple cleaning and re-application of the previously used wood-protein product. If you can’t safely access parts of your home’s exterior call in a pro.


DRAINAGE COUNTS
Walk around your retreat to inspect the ground around your foundation, the soil should slope down from the cabin to promote adequate drainage away from the foundation. If the soil has compacted near your cabin since construction causing a negative slope, you may need to correct this with several yards of fresh top soil.


OVERSIZE YOUR OVERHANGS
Eaves that are at least 2 to 3 feet deep will help protect your exterior wood walls from excessive moisture and sun exposure.


COVER YOUR GUTTERS
A mesh cover on top of your gutters and downspouts will help keep leaves and debris out while allowing rainwater to filter through. Screening debris out will prevent moisture from backing up under the eaves and leaking inside. If your gutters need replacing consider replacing them with one that have leaf-blocking built in.


APPLY SUNBLOCK
Like your skin, wood is susceptible to sun damage. Harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause the surface of wood to break down, so consider using pigmented stains and product infused with UB combatants to protect your exterior logs, cedar siding and decking against sun damage.

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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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 Hi Tamra Lee Ulmer, I liked your post about cabins and maitenance. Reminded me of my past post on trees and houses. Jeff 

Mar 02, 2020 08:00 PM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Tamra. Every delight comes with burdens. A cabin is to be enjoyed and the burden is proper maintenance. Enjoy your day!

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Will Hamm
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Hello Tamra and thanks for the great reminders that we should all pass on to people.

 

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