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Fall and Winter Home Renovations

Even if you’re only preparing your home for the coming cold months, there are plenty of things to think about when it comes to home renovation. There’s everything from making sure your water pipes are insulated or disconnected outright, to checking for drafts or other sources of heat loss. If you want some more ideas about how to keep your house warm during the cold weather, check out this article!

Identify Areas in Your Home to Improve 

Over winter break, you are probably looking to make some changes. You might be wondering what to improve first or which areas of your home need the most work. The first step in this process is identifying which areas of your home need improvement. This can be difficult because you will have to prioritize which aspects are most important to you and more importantly, which project won’t break your current budget.

Winterizing Your Existing Windows

Windows are an essential part of your home, since they are often the largest source of heat loss in the winter. To keep your home warm this winter, you’ll need to get new windows installed. Learn more about how new windows make your home more energy efficient. This is best done before the extreme weather because that is when you will be making the most out of the investment by utilizing the insulating effects of brand new windows.

Installing Insulation

You can install insulation in two places: between the exterior walls and the interior drywall, or on the exterior of the house. If you’re installing it on the interior of your house, make sure to fill any seams with spray foam to seal any air leaks. You’ll also need to put up a vapor barrier (a plastic sheet) that keeps moisture from getting into the insulation.

Insulating Your Walls and Ceiling

One of the best ways to save on your energy bill is to insulate. If you can afford it, you should replace your insulation with fiberglass batting. It’s an excellent insulator that will keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer. It also makes your home quieter and more energy efficient.

You also need to make sure that you have an insulated wall for between the exterior wall and interior wall. This can be done with spray foam or batt insulation.

Wallpaper Removal

Wallpaper is often installed before the drywall is finished. It’s also often installed to make the room appear larger, more spacious, or more luxurious. The decision to remove wallpaper can be made when it becomes dated, no longer looks good in the room, or when you’re doing a major renovation.

There are many reasons why homeowners in London Ontario are taking advantage of the fall and winter months to do these types of renovations. If you’re looking for a durable and cost-effective solution, reach out to the window & door professionals at Beaumart today! Call us or visit our website to book a free estimate.