Winter, Summer, Autumn, and Spring! A home needs to be weatherproofed, waterproofed, and ventilated well to face challenges of weather impact all around the year. Leaks from the roofs, gaps around window frames and doors, clogged gutters, and drains are some of the little places which shouldn't be ignored. Issues as such should be addressed immediately to avoid big unwanted surprises. A house should be well insulated not just to keep you comfortable but to reduce energy costs.
In this topic, we'll talk about a few tips to help you keep informed.
Clean your gutters and drains
Anytime, clogged gutters create havoc by blocking the water passage and creating an overflow. Waiting until this happens will end up in expensive repairs. So it is always better to think ahead and clean the gutters. Autumn is the time not just for fall colours and capturing breathtaking pictures, but also to start cleaning all the gutters throughout the season.
Likewise, cleaning all drains in the home periodically before resulting in professional expensive cleanups is a sensible exercise.
Gaps around window frames, vented skylights, between floorboards, joints, and doors let outside water or cold/hot air get indoors. This could be a problem during any time of the year. To keep yourself cozy during winter and cold during summer, gaps around doors and window frames and all other possible places should be sealed the right way. This ensures energy costs are under control as well.
Fixing roof leaks
One other issue that adds up exponentially and could result in heavier expenses for repairs is roof leakage. A leaking roof can dampen and rotten the timber. You have to always make sure that there is no water leakage from the roof. As already mentioned, water damage should be prevented. Roof leakage can result in weakening the roof structure and collapsing in case of heavy winds or rain.
Insulating your home
If a home is not well ventilated, moisture levels may increase resulting in increasing the chance of mold formation. Any home should be well insulated to keep you warm during winter and cool during summer. Poor ventilation doesn't keep indoor weather at bay thereby increasing energy costs. Insulation and ventilation go hand in hand to control indoor temperatures.
Exterior protection by painting
Protecting exteriors from weather conditions like rain, wind, UV, and hail is of utmost importance just as much as interiors. Painting exteriors of your home control the moisture levels and may help in preventing water damage. Weather shield paint products can be used to defend the exteriors from getting affected. Filling loose bricks, caulking, filling exterior cracks prevents water from seeping through the walls.
Weather conditions can take a toll on timber by discolouring and warping it. Bonds in timber are affected by both sun and rain making it soft and easy to break. To safeguard timber from water and sun exposure, they must be sealed and stained periodically. If one notices mold or mildew formation on the timber or walls, it must be treated first before applying sealants or stains.
Take good care of yourself and your home!:)