The importance of preparing you home for the cold winter weather cannot be overemphasised. Fortunately, there are several improvements that you can do without spending excessively. This piece takes a look at some of them.
Refinish your hard wood floors
As winter sets in, people moving in and out of your home can spread all kinds of materials across your floor. Snow and water most especially can damage your flooring when allowed to sip in. Refinishing your hard wood floors before winter sets in is important as it will provide it with the protection it needs. It is common to heat hardwood floors during winter. Refinishing will not prevent warping if increase in temperature is not properly balanced with a gradual decrease in humidity levels. With the right humidity levels and refinishing, your hard wood floor will continue to add to the beauty of your home throughout the winter and beyond.
Install warm finished wooden doors
Wooden doors naturally add to the aesthetics of your home. As our wooden door specialist friends at Unique Doors told us
“It is a good way to provide a quality blend of elegance and strength. They are equally very affordable depending on the quality of wood”.
You can choose interior wooden doors for the inside of your home solely for the warmth and elegance but external winter treated wooden doors provide a lot more during the chilly weather. The special treatment used in the making of the doors will keep the appearance of your door in the midst of wind, rain and snow and ensure you don’t lose money to rot.
Refurbish your furnace
Chances are you are you haven’t checked your furnace in a while. You need to make sure it is fully functional because you will be caught in freezing temperature if it fails in the thick of winter. Give your furnace a test run so you won’t have to be caught looking for a repairman in the middle of the winter months.
Seal, Strip and curtain your windows
A good heating system is vital for the cold weather but you need to ensure that heat doesn’t escape your home. Before the winter bites in deeper, you should make out time to weather strip your windows. This will ensure the cold air stays out while warm air stays in. Weather proofing is cheap enough but you can go even cheaper by simply gluing bubble wrap sheets to the windows.
With these cheap home improvements, you can get your home ready for the coming winter months.