Wakefield premium birdhouses are hand-crafted in the USA and made from cedar wood. Cedar wood is an ideal material for birdhouses because it is weather-resistant and durable, allowing for outside use all year long. The Wakefield Hanging Cedar Birdhouse provides protection from the cold for most common backyard birds including wrens, chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice. Its protective design prevents wet weather from seeping into the encasement. The house is made from light-colored cedar wood, providing insulation to keep baby birds cool in the summertime and reducing the risks of overheating in the nest. The bottom floor/perch slides out for easy cleaning after the birds have moved out for the season. For the good health of new birds that take residence, seasonal cleaning is recommended. This helps keeps any mother bird and her young healthy each season. This birdhouse is enclosed on all sides for great protection against predators, heavy rain, and harsh snow. The front hole is 1.5 inches wide and features a perch for small birds to comfortably stand and clean their beaks. This birdhouse features a hook on the top for easy hanging on your favorite tree, post, or shaded spot. Make sure that the birdhouse is hung on a sturdy branch or post to ensure the safety of any prospective bird families.