Do you feel a draft? Common home improvement projects for older properties
Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 4:18:38 PM
When it comes to making home repairs, some properties need them more than others.
Pre-war homes, or those constructed prior to the 1940s, are one type of property that can wind up being a serious headache. Even if the home has been well cared for over the decades, certain issues can still arise.
According to CNNMoney, many pre-war homes were built with plaster walls, which can chip and flake after a while. Luckily, homeowners may be able to simply paint a plaster-like skim coat over the top to prevent any additional damage. This measure can be vastly more affordable than replacing it with a new wallboard.
Another problem these types of homes often face are drafty windows. Many older windows are handcrafted and owners would rather keep the original fixtures than pay to replace them. Hiring a carpenter to remove built-up paint, caulk any cracks and add weather stripping can significantly reduce draft and make them vastly more energy-efficient.
Homeowners planning any major projects, regardless of when their property was constructed, should consider home improvement financing from Home Loan Investment Bank to free up the needed funds.