Flurries are flying today, putting an end to 2016’s Endless Fall. Sure, it’s been a glorious ride from mid-April to mid-November, and we’ve certainly enjoyed the extended time up at the lake. But with the deep freeze just around the corner, it’s time to review some tips for taking care of your cabin this winter.
Sure, you know you’ll have to do a little cleaning come spring. Easy stuff, like dusting, sweeping, knocking down cobwebs, and firing up the fridge, right? Ideally, that’s all you’d have to do. But the reality can be much different – especially if your cabin has been left alone all winter. Here are some issues that can befall a Minnesota cabin if it sits unoccupied for the winter months.
Minnesotans love heading up north for some time at the cabin. But once Old Man Winter blows the leaves from the trees and ushers in cold weather, we tend to hunker down in our homes. Meanwhile, our cabins sit, lakeside, waiting for us to show up again in the spring. But the elements continue to take a toll on your cabin even when you’re not there.
When winter gales besiege a foreclosed or otherwise unoccupied property, the elements can do a lot of damage, fast. Here are some steps to make sure that your properties remain in great condition, all winter long.
Now that fall is gone, make sure that nobody falls on your property. Yup, it's that time of year, when winter's grip tightens on Minnesota. And while the winter months might bring a new type of beauty to the landscape, there is one element that remains a chore for most of us: removing snow from driveways and sidewalks.