When homeowners think about making upgrades to their house, they typically focus on style and design improvements. What about home durability?
As important as it is for your home to look beautiful, it should be able to withstand the elements and last as long as possible. We compiled a list of ways you can invest in the durability of your home to keep it standing strong for years to come without compromising style and design.
- Replace your roof
Your roof is your first line of defense against weather conditions. Unpredictable Indiana weather can do a number on your roof, which is why it’s important to make sure it’s holding up. At White Oak Construction, we specialize in helping homeowners upgrade from their original shingles to high-quality roofing materials that provide superior weather protection. Our shingles are engineered to be some of the most durable and highly customizable ones on the market so you can create a designer look at an affordable cost.
- Tune up your HVAC system
Poor HVAC performance not only affects your electricity bills but causes other housing issues too. If you’re spending a ridiculous amount of money on energy-related expenses, the other areas of your home in need of improvement will get ignored.
- Upgrade your siding
Your siding is a close second line of defense against weather conditions. Siding can be heavily affected by severe weather and changing temperatures, which is why it’s always a good idea to check on it. Replacing your current siding with a higher quality kind will create a moisture and air barrier that will protect you from natural and physical forces. Our talented team at White Oak Construction can provide you with industry-leading siding that perfectly matches the aesthetic of your home.
- Keep your property clean
Weeds, clutter and garbage both inside and outside of your home are a welcoming environment for rodents and pests — not people. Pests cause more problems once they find their way into your home and can cost you thousands of dollars in damages. Keeping your home clean will not only reduce the risk of unwanted infestation but will make you more motivated to improve other areas of your property.
- Weatherproof your windows and doors
Leaks and cracks in your windows and doors is a breeding ground for mold and rot. It’s highly recommended to have the seals on your windows and doors checked at least one a year to ensure that they hold up against unwanted air and moisture. If your windows and doors are worn to the point of replacement, our White Oak Construction team can make custom fit window orders for you that have a lifetime warranty so you’ll never question their quality.