If you live in a charming old home which has plenty of character and you’re interested in fixing some of the issues that your older home may have, it’s well worth continuing reading to discover a handy guide to repairing your old home.
10 Common Problems in Old Homes (and how to fix them):
- Broken masonry
If you live in a brick style home, it’s well worth regularly checking the exterior of your home to see if there are any broken bricks, which you may need to repair. To protect the structural integrity of your home.
- Roof issues
If you have moved into a home, which was previously owned by other individuals, your roof may have lost its structural integrity if the previous owners of your home, neglected to maintain their roof. It’s well worth inspecting your roof to see if you need to replace any tiles, repaint your roof or fix your gutters. Also make sure that your roof doesn’t have any pesky leaks.
- Boiler inefficiency
Did you know that boilers lose their efficiency over time? If you haven’t installed a new boiler since you moved into your older property, it’s well worth switching out your boiler for a new, modern boiler. You can also look into monitoring your oil tank with companies like Certas Energy.
Mould can be found in dark, damp areas which don’t get enough natural sunlight. To get rid of mould, make sure to visit your local hardware store, where you’ll be able to pick up anti mould sprays, that will kill the mould spores in your home.
- Faded paint job
If the paint on the exterior of your home has started to wear off, make sure to repaint your house as soon as possible as paint is responsible for protecting your home’s exterior from the elements such as wind, rain and sun.
- Outdated stair cases
While most modern homes have hand rails next to their stair cases, most older homes lack hand rails. It’s well worth installing hand rails if you have small children, or elderly members of your household.
- Old windows
It’s well worth taking out and replacing old windows which aren’t doing a great job of insulating your home and which cause your home to feel cold in winter.
- Outdated linoleum
If your home’s kitchen or bathroom features linoleum which has started to peel up, it’s well worth covering or removing your old linoleum and installing modern linoleum tiles, which can be clicked into place.
- Small bath or shower
Most older properties feature tiny baths or showers, so if you’re looking to renovate your home, you may want to invest some money into replacing your bath or shower. As a bonus, if you ever decide to sell your property, you’ll be able to increase your asking price as a result of your investment.
- Leaky oil tank
If your house features a leaky oil tank, it’s well worth welding metal onto the hole in your oil tank. Or hiring a professional to fix your tank.
If you address all 10 of the common issues faced by older properties, which are listed above, your home will be far more comfortable to live in!