How to Protect Your Home from Severe Weathers

Simple Exterior Home DesignClimate change is an factor that should be considered in routine maintenance activities of a residential building. It requires an extra maintenance for the house. Leaky roofs, peeled or even mildewed exterior wall, and puddles on the patio leaving patches of dirt which is difficult to clean are a few examples of the impact of weather change on your home.

Well, to make your home stay safe and comfortable even though the weather is unfriendly, you can consider the following simple tips to protect your house from climate changes, both in terms of design as well as physical exterior care.

Roof
When you use a tiled roof, consider the slope of the roof. Keep the roof slope over 20 degrees to make water quickly flow during heavy rains. Use roofing materials that have precise joints, such as concrete tiles or ceramic tiles. To avoid leaks in the roof tiles, you can give a layer of aluminum foil (installed under the rafters). Meanwhile, if you use a concrete roof, make sure it is coated with waterproofing paint to avoid seepage of water.

Fiber cement ceiling is quite effective in minimizing the cost of interior care when there is a small leakage or water seepage during heavy rain. Moreover, this material absorbs more water than gypsum, so the water that could cause leaks will not become too severe.

Wall
To prevent your home exterior walls from water seepage due to rains, use weather resistant paint . Waterproof paints can be an alternative yet right choice. The use of natural stone and textured wall for home exterior can also be taken as an alternative option to minimize the cost of home care. If you already use natural stone as a wall covering material, do not forget to do the coating process so that the wall is not easy to mold. And remember, the wider the roof, the more effective it protects the house from unfriendly weather.

Window & door
When the windows and doors which are in a direct contact with the outside space are made from wood materials, make sure you use good quality materials. You can use teak or other wood species that have gone through the oven process to slow down the decaying process due to weather changes. To minimize the material maintenance costs, aluminum or PVC material can be an alternative for windows and doors which are directly connected to the outside of the house. Do not forget to use the same canopy to maximize the protection of windows and doors with a minimum width of 85 cm.

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