Before you renovate your home, there are structural concerns that you should consider. These concerns can create a lot of frustration, cost a lot of money, and waste precious time.
Ways to tell if your house has foundation issues is if house has cracks in walls, sticking and swinging doors, and uneven floors. When the house was built, there was poor soil preparation and they didn’t prepare the soil before the concrete was poured. When the soil gets wet, and dry it effects the structure of the home, causing the foundation to move more and more over time. The cost to fix the foundation the proper way can be a costly and timely. If you decide to sell your home in the future, having new foundation done properly can help the home’s value, and there is a warranty that comes with the new foundation. It is always important to find a contractor with the reputable reputation.
If wiring was done wrong, this can be a nightmare of a job, not to mention it can be very dangerous. This is fortunately an easy and affordable fix, by doing a rewire you will be up to code, saving your electronic devices, appliances, and even preventing a fire.
When you decided to renovate your home don’t forget to look at the roof. This can be either a big job, and you would have to replace the whole thing, or a small job and do some patch work. When deciding if you need a new roof, look for small leaks in the attic, and outside if there are missing shingles, and cracks. Replacing or repairing your roof can save you time, money, and frustration in the future. A new roof can be energy efficient, can increase the value of your home, and in most cases, save you money with your home owners insurance.
Mold issues can be a huge frustration, and ruin your home. Certain molds can make you, and your family very sick. Look for leaks in water pipes, walls, and the roof. If your home is very humid, this can help with the growth of mold, at a faster rate. Darker areas of the home like bathrooms, crawl spaces, and basements are the biggest culprits for mold. If you have a mold issue, it can take a long time to fix and repair the issue. When done right the mold won’t come back.
If you have more questions about what to consider about structural issues, contact MH Akers Custom Homes.