Opt for Dovecote Birdhouses that Really Lasts


October 22, 2017
posted by birdhouse chick @ 11:40 am

Wooden Dovecote Birdhouses will deteriorateSay it ain’t so?

That majestic dovecote birdhouse has seen better days. It now sites like an eyesore, rotted and crumbling. The only thing remaining intact is the beautiful copper roof.

Sad but true, in all cases wood eventually succumbs to weather. Our dovecotes are meticulously crafted of vinyl/PVC although they look like wood.

Folks think of vinyl as cheesy, slick-looking plastic… but it’s the furthest thing from the truth. Over the years, some customers have even had concerns they’d received a wooden birdhouse- when in fact it was a vinyl dovecote!

But do the birds use these birdhouses?

You bet! This male Eastern Bluebird is actually feeding mealworms to nestlings. How do we know this? The smaller dovecote happens to be our own! Installed about 6 years ago in an open area, it’s hosted many successful broods over the years. Yes, the copper roof could use a cleaning which simply entails a soft cloth, gentle soap and water… and time!

Older Dovecote birdhouse with patina copper roofAfter these babies fledged, nest clean-out was in order. Climbing up and lifting the roof revealed that three other old nests had hosted chickadees, nuthatches and a prior bluebird family.

Dovecote Birdhouse with Copper Roof When making an investment in your landscape, it’s a good idea to opt for quality, and something that carries a guarantee is always best.

Stunning copper roof dovecote birdhouses are USA made and made to last a lifetime. Wood is never used in their construction, neither on finials nor decorative brackets. This means deterioration simply won’t occur because the material is inert. Resisting insect damage, the dovecotes will never warp, rot or peel as wood behaves.

Real estate’s tough out there! Consider Fall Spruce-Up and housong the birds at the same time 🙂

 

 

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