Winter is definitely a time to huddle down and enjoy your home comforts, but what happens if your home is not as comfortable as it could be? Whether you’re thinking about selling your this winter or not, it is the perfect time to make some changes where you can. With that said, let’s look at the big three home improvement tips for winter.
While home improvements might not be at the top of your Christmas list this festive season, they can lift your spirits (and the temperature in your house), offering you a place where you can relax away from the frosty atmosphere outside.
This piece is going to take a look at a couple of home improvement tips for the winter that you can use, so let’s get into it.
1. Crack Down on Cracks
Cracks are a home’s nemesis. That’s why one of the most important home improvement tips for winter is to eliminate them. Not only can they compromise the structural integrity of your abode, but you also cannot control what comes through them and what goes out. Winter is a time when you will want drafts, insects, and spiders to stay out, and the only way to try to make sure they do is to get sealing.
Severe cracks in your home will be easily identifiable and might be a bigger job than you would want for winter. However, small cracks and crevices will only need a little sealant to make your brick-and-mortar as good as new.
2, Keep Pests Out
It can be hard not to feel a little sorry for our furry friends trying to find a warm place for winter, but between lots of droppings and potential damage to drywall and electrics, it is best to keep them outside of your home.
There are a couple of native pests that can show their faces in your attic or basement around the colder seasons in Texas, such as rodents, termites, and cockroaches. And, if you find you are dealing with an infestation, it is best to call a professional in.
If you live in the area, Gulf Coast Exterminators has provided professional, affordable, and highly effective pest control in Kingwood Texas, for over 20 years. If you need service here in Louisville, Kentucky, please contact me and I’ll give you my recommended service provider.
3. Focus on Insulation
Many of us will already be feeling the frost already, but we still have a few months to go of the cold nipping at our extremities, so getting some extra insulation in your home will go a long way. Not only that, but insulation will also help you keep your home at its chosen temperature, which works well for summer too.
Some simple insulation ideas include using specialist material to cover the inside of your roof, keeping pipes nice and cozy (which can also prevent them from freezing), and keeping drafts at bay with strips for windows and doors.
Rugs and thick curtains also go a long way in keeping rooms toasty and can work well to keep sound out if you are sharing a wall with another home.
Home improvements can not only maintain or increase the value of your home, but they can also make you much more comfortable. Keeping on top of these three suggestions will help keep you safe and snug throughout winter.