5 Durable and Low Maintenance Remodeling Projects to Protect Your Home
The renovation supply chain faced a major disruption through 2020 and 2021: but that’s finally ending, and people can get back to renovating and updating their homes to what will make them safe and comfortable to live in.
From updating your home so it’s moisture resistant to putting on a roof that can last over fifty years: these are the most durable and low maintenance remodeling projects that will ensure your home lasts forever.
1. Updated Windows to Outlast Storms
Windows are an important piece of any property because they can either be its greatest strength or greatest weakness. The most important thing to keep in mind in windows is how well your window replacement inserts will stand up against stormy weather.
If you live in a hurricane-heavy portion of the country or in a tornado-prone area, you must seek out a property that can last and look good while it does. Of course, you can still have a home full of gorgeous open spaces with plenty of natural light, but you have to choose carefully.
2. Home Details to Fight Off Moisture
The details within your home should be used to fight off moisture as much as possible. Generally, this means moisture-resistant paint to ensure your walls look great for as long as possible and measures to ensure that your basement drains as well and as much as you want it to. This will ensure that your basement will not suffer from major moisture damage and require the expensive repair of walls or a basement renovation.
3. Gardens To Absorb the Rainfall
In a 2018 study published in the journal of Environmental Research Letters: there are 41 million people at risk of flooding within the USA. Over 12% of the nation is at risk of incredible amounts of water damaging their properties. To protect yourself, a good way to reduce standing water on your property while still beautifying your land is to build a rain garden.
These fantastic gardens are created using plants that are native to your area, laid out so that they allow as much moisture absorption into the soil as possible. This ensures you don’t face land slippage, and that your property is as safe from water damage as you can make it. At the same time, this allows you to have a lawn with local and beautiful plant life that looks far better than a plain green lawn.
4. A Roof that Can Handle the Heat
Our roofs may be the most important part of our properties, but they are often the most overlooked. Unfortunately, although we pour tens of thousands of dollars into them, our roofs aren’t immune to the weather or to fire most of the time. In areas where wildfires are a major issue, like the northern border and most west coast, it’s good to seek out fire-resistant roofing materials. The great thing about these is that although they can be pricey, most roofs built with this kind of material are set to thrive for at least fifty years, with some materials like slate lasting up to two hundred years.
5. Siding That Will Last for Years
When’s the last time you thought about your siding? The most common time most people think about this portion of their home is in the middle of spring when pollen comes out and leaves homes yellowish green. Many don’t realize how much our siding does for our properties. The right siding can block out heat, cold, insect life, moisture, and even noise pollution all from entering our homes. It’s a good idea to seek out steel siding since it’ll protect your property for longer.
Every Home Has Different Needs
Every portion of the country faces a different kind of stress regarding natural disasters and incredible weather. From the yearly hurricanes on the east coast to the fires on the west coast and tornadoes and snow in the midwest: you must keep your home’s needs in mind. Consider updating your home in some of these ways so that it can outlast any storm!
Brian Jeffries is the content director for the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.