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June 2015

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Your seasonal home is your retreat. You think about it throughout the winter months, visiting occasionally to clear the snow from the deck. Once spring rolls around, you pack up and prepare to open it up. You dust and open every window and door to rid the stuffy energy. But when you’re so looking forward to the warm breeze off the lake, do you notice how difficult it is to open the old wooden window? Do you notice the condensation between the double pane? Our summer homes don’t often get the renovation treatments they need. Here are four warning signs you can pay close attention to this spring as you drive out to your retreat for the first time. You feel drafts  The first major sign in needing window replacements is feeling a draft in your cabin. When all doors and windows are closed, but you’re still grabbing a sweater, it’s a good idea to take a…