Taking Care Of Your Tiny Home After Winter

Cost-effective living spaces are gaining support and popularity with every passing day. Some like the nomadic lifestyle of living on a boat or in a van, others like to settle down in their tiny homes to have a static base of operations. Vans and boats have their own particular brand of care required, but tiny homes are not different to a normal brick and mortar style house, albeit a lot smaller. It’s important to make sure that your home is well looked after, especially if you live somewhere that has harsh winters that can take their toll. Below are a few tips to keep your home looking its best for many years to come.

 

Windows

When it comes to losing money on your energy bills, windows are the biggest culprit. Your walls are thick and insulated, but glass is harder to insulate and still keep it see-through. Have a qualified glazer check your windows to see if they are up to scratch. You could even install triple glazing which will not only keep the heat in and the cold out, but it will also keep the noises of the outside world out. Perfect if you’re a light sleeper.

 

Roof

Heat rises, and the only thing stopping it from heading off into the outside world if your roof. Heavy rain, freezing temperatures, and the occasional fallen tree branch can all damage your roof and stop it from being as weather resistant as it used to be. Checking with a professional to see if you’re in need of some roof repair could be the difference between being warm and cosy or waking up to a steady drip of water on your pillow. Your roof and walls are the things that keep you sheltered from the elements and save, invest your money in them and you will reap the rewards.

 

Energy Efficiency

Obviously, having quality windows and a roof will help keep your home energy efficient. But making sure that your walls are properly insulated will also help to keep all the expensive heat inside your home too. Not only do you want to invest in cost-effective ways to keep the heat inside your property, but you also want to invest in cost-effective ways of creating that heat and cutting down on your energy consumption. LED bulbs, though more expensive than their traditional counterparts, are a vastly improved design. A traditional bulb emits around 70% of its energy in the form of heat. This means that only 30% of the energy it generates is used for what it was designed to do: Creating light. You could also look into investing in solar panels on your roof to create some sustainable energy for your daily use.

 

Tiny homes are an excellent alternative to traditional houses, but their lightweight construction can make them more susceptible to being damaged by the elements. By investing money in securing them from the weather and making them as energy efficient as possible, you increase your long-term savings, allowing you to have more money to be debt-free and enjoy your life.

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