Most Toronto residents hesitate when investing in any sort of renovation investment. The renovation seems like a good idea, but its long-term value and benefits still seem unclear. Is it worth it? Will it be expensive? How will it affect my property value? When it comes to caulking or re-caulking your property, you are making a relatively affordable investment with short and long-term benefits, and yes, it will have a positive impact on your property value. Here is how caulking can save and make you money:
That Coveted Property Value Increase
Let’s begin with the way caulking makes you money; when caulking is done correctly, the protection it offers your property and the boost it gives to its visual aesthetics both make fresh caulking a valuable asset. Home buyers love the look of a newly applied caulking over a tattered and deteriorating sealant that has long worn out its welcome. Homeowners and business owners alike appreciate how caulking helps regulate building climate and keeps out moisture. Your payment for caulking services will seem inconsequential when your property values goes up roughly ten times the amount that you spent for said services.
Save Your Property from Moisture
Now for the ways you save money. By preventing water penetration, caulking helps keep out mold and excessive moisture. Mold and especially moisture can lead to severe structural damage if left to fester between your walls for too long. The last thing anyone wants to do is demo their property and rebuild it due to mold and/or water damage. You also have to factor in the amount of time fixing this will take and the impact it could have on your work and personal life. Ensuring your caulking seals stay up to date will save you from this expense and keep your walls strong for years to come. Also keep in mind that prolonged exposure to mold can lead to countless medical issues, so the benefits don’t just stop at your bank account.
Saving is a Breeze
While less threatening than water damage, air drafts can sometimes drain your wallet just as efficiently. Small invisible leaks in your property can go unnoticed but can end up costing you big bucks over the years. Though often imperceptible these sources of drafts can cause you to waste 30% of the energy you use for heating and cooling. This not only makes heating and cooling your property a longer process, but your wallet will have to work overtime just to get that ideal climate. Sealing up these cracks with caulking can help regulate your property’s temperature as well as your energy bill.
As you can see, having your property undergo even the most vital exterior caulking services can be advantageous to your annual expenditures as well your property’s value. Don’t procrastinate and let the elements wreak havoc on your property and bank account. Try contacting a Toronto caulking contractor such as Horizon Construction today so that you can start to see the long-term benefits of a caulking investment!