When it comes to home improvement, even when it’s not entirely aesthetic, most people tend to order their priorities by which problems and which fixes are most visible. Out of sight, out of mind, as they say. But ignoring the roof and attic of the home could have you missing potentials for some of the best overall improvements you could make to the home. It could not only add value but it could make your home a safer and healthier place to live. Ignoring it could reverse that.
Security One of the essentials of the roof of your home is that you ensure it isn’t a danger to you and your family. However, if there are any leaks, any cracked or missing tiles, that’s exactly what it can be. With exposure to rain and the wind, it can easily be the greatest source of damp and mold in the whole home. Every season, it’s a good idea to get your roof inspected if you can’t safely climb yourself. If you can, you can repair a cracked or missing tile with a bit of DIY, but otherwise, it’s best to rely on professionals.
Savings Fixing leaks also ensures that heat won’t move in or out of the home as easily as it might otherwise. But you can assure that much better with additions like Aerolite insulation to the roof. Just as it keeps the heat in the home during the winter, it stops heat from entering in the summer. Not only will that make it easier to cool or heat the home as you desire, but it can net you significant savings in your energy bill since your HVAC appliances don’t have to work as hard.
Circulation Just as important as being able to better manage the temperature of the environment in your home is managing the air quality in it. Airflow and proper circulation are important in fighting things like the risks that dust and allergens in the home have when they’re allowed to gather and stagnate. You might have ducts throughout the home, but installing ventilation in the attic prevents heat and humidity from focusing there. This is an important step in fighting the risk of dry rot as well as improving the overall circulation and air quality in the rest of the home below.
Space Perhaps you want more than safe, dry storage from your attic. Besides the basement, it is one of the most popular ways to create livable space in the home. It takes effort, and it’s not cheap even if it is much cheaper than getting an extension. In most cases, you can do it without planning permission, as well. But if you want to truly invest in your home and improve its market value over time, then being able to list another room is the most effective way of doing so.
The next time you’re looking to invest in your home, look upwards. There’s money to be saved, money to perhaps be made, and a healthier home to create.