Are Your House Walls Doing Enough For You?

 

The exterior of your house is a big deal. It’s what any guest and all passersby are going to see, and even subconsciously they’re going to form an impression about the kind of person that lives there. Indeed, the garden alone is a huge deal, and you’ll do everything you can to make sure it’s well kept and welcoming!

And all that means is that you have a lot to do when it comes to curb appeal! It’s what makes buyers interested when you decide to sell up, and it’s what makes your home such an amazing party venue. So if you think your walls could be doing a lot more for you, let’s have a little think about them below.

 

Is There Plenty of Light?

Natural light is something people need more and more of in the modern era, as there’s a lot of sleep disorders and blackout curtains going round! Artificial light is nowhere near as good for the mind, eyes, and the sleep cycle than the sun outside, so opening up your curtains and clean your windows for better exposure.

This could even be the time to get yourself more of an open plan to the outside world. You can check out the Siding & Windows Group if you think you could do with better window panes or upgraded glass, or even an extra window or two to really make a difference. You might even be able to look into adding window seating for afternoon naps whilst you’re there!

 

Are Your Walls Well Insulated?

Insulation is what really makes a house a home. If you’re living in a space that doesn’t have any, you’re probably living to regret your decision to fork out, as your home is going to be boiling in the summer and freezing in the winter. Bricks and mortar alone aren’t good enough to keep a good temperature circling in and out of your house, so look into your insulation options. Whether you need to make the material thicker, add some extra into the roof, or you need double glazing on the windows, make the decision sooner rather than later.

 

Are Your Walls Thick Enough?

Do you hear the neighbors banging away in the kitchen with what seems to be a hammer 24/7? Do you really wish you had more of a sound barrier, as it’s clear your house came from a time with different standards for neighborly disruptions? Add in a layer of drywall on either side, if you have the time and money to do so! If not, you can very cheaply invest in some sound proofing from your local hardware store or online.

Your house needs its walls to stay safe and stable, but they also do a lot for improving the beauty standards of the neighborhood. Take the time now to make sure they’re doing everything they can for you, as you don’t want a disaster to strike at any time!

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19 thoughts on “Are Your House Walls Doing Enough For You?

  1. I’m not sure if they are. I hope so! I’ll have to check and be sure though. Upstairs it’s pretty hot in the summer, so they probably need better insulation.

  2. This is something most of us don’t think about. A few years ago, we moved into a home in Michigan that was built in the 50s. The walls were thin, and the exterior walls and the attic were NOT well insulated at all. It was freezing in the winter and sweltering in the summer, and our utilities were through the roof.

  3. I agree! Mind you we live in an apartment in Toronto but the walls need to be in top condition to prevent so many disasters. After all, it’s your home. You should take care of it!

  4. I live in Canada, so proper insulation is so important! Our last apartment wasn’t and our electric bills were huge because all our heat escaped in winter.

  5. I think so? We got new windows a couple years ago and our home is really quiet now. It seems to be well insulated too we are warm in winter and cool in summer-we are blessed. 🙂

  6. I never thought about how there are so many blackout curtains and that it reduces natural light. It makes sense that we aren’t getting enough. I live in a cold climate too, and winters are just too long.

  7. You have a point on this very nice suggestion for dry walling. I never thought about the inside of my walls. I think it will need to be improved soon.

  8. My parents live in an old home and my room there was crazy hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. Insulation could have fixed that I am sure.

  9. We share a wall with the neighbors. I can say that is the one thing our builder did right. I never hear them. I hope they can say the same about us.

  10. This is a very informative post! This morning, I was unable to work because I could hear a very loud noise from outside. It lasted for hours. I think I need to soundproof my house. Thanks for the tips!

  11. Went through your check list and the answers are all YES so we must be doing ok with our place. Important points to keep in mind especially when house shopping or considering whether or not you need to remodel a space.

  12. I think so! I have really quiet neighbors though but, I hope so because we can be loud. You gave me something to think about.

  13. The walls in our apartment now are terrible. The insulation is absolutely horrible. We’re building a new home so I’m happy we won’t have to worry about any of these things.

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