Taking Care of Your Home: Both New and Old

The home you live in, whether it’s brand-new or has been in existence for centuries, needs to be protected and secure at all times. Even if you’re only planning on living in a particular home for a year or two, you need to make sure it’s durable and can maintain its look for a long time.

Whether you’re beginning a new construction project or are attempting to preserve your historic home, there are important steps you need to consider:

New home construction

  • Design the perfect outline — There are so many things to consider when designing a house, which is why it’s best to work alongside a team of professionals who can help you every step of the way. Make sure you’re letting the building team know exactly what you want out of your new home. Give them a rough blueprint and work alongside them for every inch of the design process.
  • Focus on storm design — If you live in an area of the country that is at risk of being struck by a hurricane or other kinds of major storms, you need to ensure you’re home is secure enough to withstand. Keep in mind, just because you don’t live on the shoreline doesn’t mean you’re property is not in danger of being destroyed by a major storm. Hurricanes can come with wind speeds of over 160 miles per hour and can even destroy homes located more than 100 miles inland.

Preserving historic homes

  • Keep it clean — Older historic homes can be difficult to maintain, especially if you have so many other projects to do. If your home is constantly a mess, you’ll find it hard to gather the energy or even have the time to perform other important home preservation tasks. At least once a day you should do a quick pickup around your home and it’s best to thoroughly clean it (both inside and out) at least once a month.
  • Hurricane prep — Hurricane prep is actually even more important when it comes to preserving older homes than it is for new designs. Even if a home has withstood some severe storms in the past, that constant weathering over the years can cause all sorts of damage. Your home might not be able to handle another storm, so focusing on prepping for hurricanes and other massive storms is key when it comes to historic home preservation.

If you want to learn more about preserving historic homes or securing a newly constructed one, give WB Capps Design and Build a call today. Good luck and enjoy your home for as long as you live there!