Value Added Home Renovations
If you’re planning to give your home a little TLC this spring or summer and are wondering where to start, you’re not alone. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your long-time home, prepare your property to be listed, or to finish settling into your new purchase, Carmax Consulting can help you identify key areas that need be tended to. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of three easy renovations that will help bring value to your home this year!
Proper Attic Ventilation
If your home has an attic and you’re experiencing sudden drafts or an increase in moisture around the house that isn’t related to your doors and windows (more on that later), you might want to have your attic inspected. Older homes often are lacking in proper insulation, as well as ventilation for their attics, leaving them vulnerable to the elements year-round. A few simple and cost-effective updates can keep your home safe from mould buildup, as well as warmer during the winter months.
Replacing Dated Doors and Windows
If you notice cool air circulating around your entryways and windows, you could have a larger problem than you think. Improper seals can lead to significant strains on your home’s energy efficiency, increasing your bills, and exposing your interior to temperature fluctuations that can lead to lasting damage. Installing new panes and frames that are sufficiently sealed to the outside will drastically improve your home’s internal environment, as well as decrease your heating bill each month!
Insider tip: Did you know that you can receive substantial rebates from the Provincial Government as a reward for keeping your home energy efficient? Carmax’s contractors are certified to provide you with the most up to date materials and designs, allowing you to receive the full benefit of our experience.
Consider Upgrading Your Exterior Wall Insulation If Undertaking a Major Renovation
If your home was built prior to the 1980’s and you’re planning on doing any large-scale updates, it might be worth having your exterior walls upgraded to include a vapour barrier. Older construction methods tended to exclude these kinds of barriers, which play an integral role in keeping outside moisture and other elements that can degrade both the exterior and interior of your home.
Looking to add value to your home? Contact Carmax today to learn how we can help make your renovations a breeze!