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Making Your Home Weather-Resistant

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Making Your Home Weather-Resistant
by Alek Sabin

Whether it is spring, fall, winter, or summer, you typically have a vested interest in making sure that the weather where you live isn’t actually inside of where you live. Nobody wants to find the rain or snow seeping in their home, or that their AC is fighting with the heat that continues to leak inside of the home on a hot summer day. Because of this, it’s important to update your home to make it more resistant to the weather. Here are some tips on how you can make your home more weather-resistant...

Add storm windows

First of all, the most obvious entry point from the outside to the inside of your home is through windows, which are made of a less insular material and often may even be left open. For this reason, it is useful to install storm windows, especially if you live in a particularly stormy area. Storm windows add another barrier that the outer elements must work through to get inside of your home, and are beneficial at preventing destruction to your inner windows.

Caulk around doors and windows

Aside from the actual glass of windows, the outer seal around your windows, or your doors, are a crucial part to making your home more resistant to the weather. For newer homes, you should have a fairly decent seal of caulk. However, particularly for older homes, there is a chance that your seals are broken or wearing away. Using caulking around your doors and windows can help patch up any drafty or leaky spots, keeping the outer elements where they belong (hint: it’s outside).

Add weather stripping

If you want to go above and beyond and make your home better insulated around doors and windows, then weather stripping is a durable material that is easy to apply to drafty spots around your home. Weather stripping is essentially a long, sticky material that is easy to apply to spots where you need it, by simply cutting, peeling, and placing.

Make sure you use insulation in all rooms

The inside of your walls should be filled with some sort of insulation, whether it be fiberglass, foam board, rockwool, polystyrene, or any other number of materials. If you live in a particularly old home, there’s a chance that your walls don’t utilize any type of modern insulation, at all. On top of that, many homes with unfinished basements or attics may not be properly insulated. When this happens, the temperature of the weather outside is able to severely impact the temperature on the inside of your home. Which means that your heating and cooling system will constantly be battling to undo it.

Don’t forget your exterior amenities

It’s so easy to remember the stuff on the inside of your home, because it is highly inconvenient when you are unable to get your interior to the right temperature, or to find that you have a disastrous leak. However, you also want to make sure that you don’t forget about the property on the outside of your home that is slowly being worn away by the weather. Think about all of the things on your patio! You’re patio furniture and barbecue wear away from the outer elements, every day. For this reason, you want to make sure that you are conducting regular maintenance on the things on or patio, or using specialized coats and finishes that are able to make your home’s outer amenities last longer.

Put these upgrades in your budget


Let’s face the facts! None of these things are probably going to be at the top of your to-do list, unless you actively put them there. Typically, there are usually more pressing matters that you want to get to for your home, or else more cosmetic fixes that you’ll notice more. However, failing to make your home weather-resistant means that you are overspending on heating or cooling costs, every single month. For this reason, make sure to put these fixes/upgrades in writing, on your home’s maintenance budget, every year.


Today's post is a guest post from the knowledgeable Christine Hill.
Christine is a professional writer and an avid reader who’s passionate about storytelling in any form. At any given moment, she’s in the middle of at least three books on anything from psychology to ninjas. Although she’s a marathon swimmer and enjoys camping in the mountains, she believes there’s nothing better than a carton of ice cream and a Dawson’s Creek marathon. She blogs about marketing here. Follow more of her writing on Twitter @readwritechill.
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10:28:00 AM

Celebrating Barbara

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Celebrating and Remembering Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush was the wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, and served as First Lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993. She had previously served as Second Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Wikipedia
DiedApril 17, 2018, Houston, TX
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Cherish your human connections - your relationships with friends and family.

#BarbaraBush #Celebrating # Quotes #family
1:28:00 PM

Beginner's Guide to Sun Ovens

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Today is last day for the #Replay of the 'Beginner's Guide to Sun Ovens'. Don't miss out on this and all the goodies!
Cindy



Good morning. How's everyone? I wanted to let you know the replay and special offers for the solar oven are available yet and will be until Midnight Tuesday April 10,2018 at this link: http://bit.ly/Replay4You

Special Offer: These are some of what's included when you order your Sun Oven before the deadline.







Learn about using the Sun Oven to dehydrate foods,

make sweet corn, purify water, make bread and so much more.




Watch the replay here:http://bit.ly/Replay4You

Cindy

#SunOven #MakingBread #Dehydrate #PurifyWater #SweetCorn #SpecialOffers #replay #Goodies #Class LearnMore
8:32:00 AM

Beginner's Guide To Solar Ovens Replay

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Good morning. How's everyone? I wanted to let you know the replay and special offers for the solar oven are available yet and will be until Midnight Tuesday April 10,2018 at this link: http://bit.ly/Replay4You

Special Offer: These are some of what's included when you order your Sun Oven before the deadline.







Learn about using the Sun Oven to dehydrate foods,

make sweet corn, purify water, make bread and so much more.




Watch the replay here:http://bit.ly/Replay4You

Cindy

#SunOven #MakingBread #Dehydrate #PurifyWater #SweetCorn #SpecialOffers
10:40:00 PM

How Does Your Garden Grow

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I really appreciate Hank's helpful tips on starting seeds early indoor.
Leyden and I have beens and gourds growing indoors for starters. Watch Hank's video and read more on Grit at http://bit.ly/SeedtoGarden



Once your garden’s soil is in good shape you can think about planting. Actually, you should have been thinking about planting some crops like tomatoes about 6 weeks ago. And I don’t mean planting in the garden.
Warm season crops like tomatoes generally require several months to mature and produce fruit. Even if you live in Kansas and can expect seven or eight frost-free growing months, you will want to give those jalapeno peppers a jump start by starting seeds indoors. It’s really easy
Come learn more from 'Hank's Hints' on Grit
http://bit.ly/SeedtoGarden

#Garden #Seeds #StartEarly #HanksHints #Grit
9:32:00 PM

Infinite by Forever

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Good evening. How's your day been? Before the evenings over I wanted to share one of the Infinite products from Forever I've been introducing is:

The Hydrating cleanser
Forever has harnessed two key components of the vitamin-rich fruit, 🍎the apple: 🍎apple extract and 🍎apple amino acids to give this cleanser strong protection against the effects of aging. This mild and moisturizing cleanser will leave your face clean and soft without a dry after-effect. Don’t just wash away dirt and makeup, help your skin look and feel younger to the touch while laying a strong foundation for the rest of your anti-aging routine. :)
Come learn more at the link below and stay tuned for more Infinite products
http://bit.ly/VitaminsandApples
Cindy

#Infinite #Forever #Hydrating #Cleansing

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