Winter just invites the feeling of wanting to bunker down and cozy up with some hot drinks and warm blankets. That being said, it’s actually the perfect time to tackle some maintenance and updates around your home. Better to do the little jobs now, than in the spring-cleaning rush!
Done Wright Design and Carpentry in Edmonton are a commercial and residential renovations construction company. They share some maintenance and updates they can help you tackle during winter:
Weatherstrip your windows and doors
Air leaks during the winter not only means you’re losing heat, but it also means you’re also throwing money out the window. Leaks lower your home’s energy efficiency, raise heating bills and needlessly make your furnace work harder than it has to. The good news though is that preventing and stopping air leaks is an easy task. Applying weather stripping to your windows and doors will create a seal around the edges that seals off any leaks. There are different types of stripping, but your handyman will know the right one to use!
Check your carbon monoxide detector
Carbon monoxide leaks are always dangerous, but it becomes even more of a risk during the winter. As windows and doors tend to stay shut and the furnace runs constantly, it’s important your CO detector is working. Check your detector monthly and make sure the batteries are full and working. Also, keep in mind that it should be replaced every five to seven years. If your CO detector is out of date, it’s a good time to get it replaced with a newer model. Stay safe and read about the symptoms and warnings of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Inspect the attic for any leaks
Check your attic for either more air leaks or for any signs of water. A properly sealed and insulated attic plays a major role in helping retain heat during the winter. Have the insulation checked and make sure your attic ventilation also gets a checkup. These will both help with keeping your home warm, as well as prevent moisture from building up. If you do notice water damage in your attic, it may mean a leak in your roof. If this is the case, get an inspection done quickly and get any repairs done right away.
Touch up your walls
Sure, winter isn’t usually thought of as the right season to start touching up the paint on your walls. That being said, the drier winter air actually helps speed up the drying time of the paint. Whether you want to completely change the colours of your walls or just do a touch-up, winter is the time. It’s also a great time to get around to any drywall repairs that need to be done at the same time.
Handyman in Edmonton
Done Wright Design and Carpentry is a family business with over 25 years of experience. They offer a wide range of services from interior home renovations to exterior projects like a new deck. They pride themselves in offering the best quality and service to each and every one of their customers. Done Wright Design and Carpentry also works and builds within your budget to provide exactly what you want.