Doing it yourself tends to be the less expensive and easiest way to fix any kind of home repair issues we may have. From a basement that is flooded to a garage that is freezing cold, it simply costs too much to hire a professional, especially if you are on a budget. Keep reading for some tips on how to do it yourself without breaking the bank or your back.
Basement Flooring Tips and Basics
There are many issues you must consider before installing new basement flooring. You must first ask yourself the following questions:
- Does your basement flood frequently
- Is your basement on an uneven surface?
- Is there a low ceiling in your basement?
You may be trying to decide what the best flooring for your basement is. Ceramic tile is always a good option. It is cost efficient and is not affected by water and can easily be installed over concrete slabs with can definitely preserve space. This also allows you to be very ecofriendly by conserving energy while saving money. Engineered wood may be another option for you but you can expect it to swell if the basement were to become wet or flooded. It is important to remember that with any flooring that is made with certain types of organic material there is a good chance it is going to tear or crack if your basement is flooded.
There are a few other factors you need to consider when choosing flooring for your basement:
- Make sure it is mold resistant. Moisture has the tendency to spread germs.
- Make sure it is also easy to remove or replace.
- Choose a floor that is warm when you touch it. This creates a warm environment and keeps the temperature in the basement warm as well.
Garage Door Insulation Tips
There three very important steps to take when providing insulation to your garage door. You may be looking for a way to spend more time in there for projects. Here are some steps on how to insulate a garage door.
You must first purchase your materials. You will need the following:
- Four sheets of foam board which is foil faced.
- A blade or a knife
- Measuring tape
After you get the materials needed to get started you will need to measure each side of the door for precision purposes. When you get to the point where you have to put in the foam frames, make sure that the foil side is facing the garage door.
These are just a few dot it yourself tips to help guide you in the right direction to fixing all of the problems that are going on with your home. You must make the best of what you have and you are now able to save money in an efficient and easy way.