Do you live in an older Twin Cities or St. Paul home? While they have plenty of benefits, not to mention their splendid charm, they can also have a number of problems. While building codes are changing and updating constantly, a great deal of older homes are left in the Dark Ages. See below to find out a few of the most common old home problems:
If your home was built before 1978, chances are pretty high that lead paint was used. How can you be sure? Well, it’s impossible to detect lead paint just by looking at so detection isn’t so easy. One telltale sign is if the paint on your walls starts chipping or peeling. You’ll want to hire a removal team immediately as lead paint chips are poisonous – especially if you have young children or pets.
Is Your Nest Properly Padded?
Many older homes have very little insulation, if any at all. This can leave you shivering in the winter, sweating in the summer and paying astronomically high energy bills. Adding insulation to your older home can help alleviate these issues and restore your home to the comfort levels you desire.
Leaky Windows, Doors and Electrical Outlets
In addition to poor insulation inside your home, older homes typically have leaky windows, doors and outlets. Poor quality windows, cracked frames and gaps can all be contributing to a monstrous energy bill. Adding weather stripping around doors and windows can be a quick fix, but it’s only temporary.
For permanent solutions to these problems, you’ll want to call on a professional. The expert technicians at Uptown can help resolve these problems in your old home. Give us a call today at (612) 324-1004 to schedule an appointment.