Simple Ways To Improve The Insulation Of Your Homestead

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Are you having issues with the insulation of your property? If so, then you might want to consider making a few changes to improve the situation. Here are some of the possibilities that we suggest you consider in your homestead

 

House in snow

Simple Ways To Improve The Insulation Of Your Homestead

 

Fill In The Gaps And Cracks

 

You might notice that there are cracks and gaps in the wall of your property, particularly around the outside. If this is an issue, then it is where cold air is entering your home. It could be the reason why you need to push your thermostat to a boiling point when trying to ensure that your home feels warm and cozy. The good news is that it’s easy to fix cracks and crevices. You can seal them up with caulk and ensure that they aren’t providing an access point for air blowing through your home any longer. 

 

cracks in exterior wall

 

 

Check The Crawlspace

 

If you have noticed an issue with insulation on the lower floor of your home, then you could have an issue with your crawlspace. Usually, the crawlspace is left open. This can lead to cold air blowing through underneath, leaving your floors feeling quite chilly.

 

The good news is that there are easy ways to fix this issue. You can either close off the crawlspace completely. Or, alternatively, you can consider just improving the insulation in this area of your home. If you check out a company like Crawlspace Depot, you’ll be able to find all the tools and materials you need to handle this job the right way without any trouble at all. 

 

crawlspace

 

Consider Insulation of Your Windows

 

You might also want to consider the windows of your home. It’s worth checking the windows to see if they are blown, meaning that the seal is no longer in good shape. The clearest sign will be condensation in between the panes.

 

You might also be able to spot a problem if you move your hand across the area close to the window. It’s possible that you will notice an issue with cold air coming through.

 

If this is the case, then you have a few possibilities to consider. You can replace the windows. Alternatively, if this option is not going to fit your budget, then consider investing in some thicker curtains instead. Sometimes, caulking around the seal of the window will help. You can also use a  kit, sold almost everywhere, that places a plastic sheath over your window. After the plastic is stretched to the window you simply use a warm hairdryer to seal and tighten the plastic.

 

Replacing the seal around a window helps with insulation.

 

Add Extra Elements 

 

One of the common issues with insulation is going to be the flooring. Hardwood flooring may ensure that your home looks modern and magnificent. But it could definitely make it a lot colder compared to laying down carpet. If you are having this issue, we suggest that you consider investing in some rugs. You can use these to add texture to any room. They’ll look great and keep the room a little warmer at the same time. 

 

heavy drapes helps with insulation

 

Using heavy drapes to cover windows also adds a layer of insulation to your home. You can always replace the heavier curtains with lightweight ones as the weather warms outside.

 

What have you done to help the warmth in your home?

When it comes to insulating your home, there are many ways to do so besides insulating your walls. Here are some quick tips to keep your home much warmer.

 

 

 

About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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