Sunday, June 5, 2011

Maintenance and Repairs

When you think of attic renovation, it isn't exactly that you want something grand to come out as a result of your modification plan. You may also just want to do some minor changes or modification for maintenance and repairs purposes.

Safety First
This rule doesn't just apply on the attic but on every part of the house. In every project that you want to do in your home, the safety of the people living in it must be the first consideration.

Painting
You need to check on the framing of your house, the support systems, even in the attic, to see if there are any dry rot or damp or anything that needs to be replaced. If you do find damage, get it repaired, before painting these elements to prevent further harm.

Painting the attic would also be beneficial because it would add light to the area. There are also paints available now that could terminate some insects, others also serve as protection from fire. For whatever purpose it may serve, painting the area once a year or whenever the need may be is a good habit to maintain it and to keep it neat and fresh.

Structural Repairs
The attic, being at the top most part of the house, is often overlooked when it is renovation time. Usually, you'll find attics in houses that are only being used as storage area. This is because turning the attic into a functional room is costly and makes others think twice before planning on doing such a major project.

But even if you still don't plan to have a grand renovation done with this part of the house, you must always inspect the structure. Look for water leaks, rusty tubes, cracked frames etc. Upon finding such faults, you should go and have them repaired to avoid further harm.

Maintenance
Every part of the house, including the attic, must be maintained clean as much as possible. The attic may be a hard task that homeowners tend to forget that part, but you really have to have time sustain that area of the house because whatever problems that that arise from the attic will also affect the rest of your home.

Keeping it clean will also keep the insects from it and also avoid termites to habituate on that part. It may be challenging to do but would really be beneficial once you get into the habit of looking into that.

Further Issues
If you had an attic renovation that has turned that part of the area into a functional room, then maintenance and repairs would be easier to do but must be done more often than before.

Because of the position of the attic, ventilation should be your utmost concern, the lighting then the safety exits. These factors could be included when you've had it modified, but as the owner of the house, make sure that everything is in good condition all the time. You won't want to be caught on a fire in your own house then realizing that the safety exit is no longer safe to be used.

These are only the basic maintenance and repairs ideas for your attic renovation plans. You could have you own as well or have developed a habit through time.

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