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Keep Drafts Out of Your Home During a Fall Kitchen Remodel in Arlington

Posted on: November 8, 2016

kitchen renovations and remodel

A kitchen remodel in Arlington can be a wonderful, exciting time. Bringing something new into your home, increasing the usability of your space, building that ideal, dream kitchen you’ve always dreamed of; all reasons to rejoice. However, the remodel process can bring some unique challenges as well. And with winter coming up fast, you might encounter a rather mundane, but surprisingly frustrating issue: drafts.

At Jack Rosen, it is our priority to ensure your kitchen remodel in Arlington is everything you ever dreamed of. And if there is any way at all we can make the process simpler, more comfortable, or easier on the homeowner, our professional team is always happy to do so.

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How to Control Drafts During a Kitchen Remodel

Firstly, what must be addressed is what stage of your remodel you are currently in. If your remodel will be wrapping up soon, you only need to use temporary solutions to remove your draft concerns. However, if your remodel has been arrested because of a decision made by the remodel team, or a decision made on your own part, you may need longer-term draft protection solutions.

Draft solutions:

  • Stop doorway drafts. The first item of note is, of course, doorways, as they are the largest open areas and will generate the most draft intrusion in your home. Doorways can be filled temporarily with short-term plywood doors, or you can pursue vinyl coverings that are easy to remove but will still comfortably block drafts.
  • Cover intrusions. Holes in walls may potentially be present during the early stages of a remodel. These can be addressed similarly to doors by using vinyl pads to block the holes or temporary blockings with plywood or spare materials.
  • Mid-remodel windows. During your kitchen remodel, you may be installing new windows, or at least using a Glass repair Brisbane service to fix any broken windows. Windows, even in a complete state, can contribute tons of cold air during the wintertime, and addressing them is something you should do not only for your new kitchen windows, but also the ones throughout your entire home. Seal the frame of your window for the winter using rope caulk or a similar temporary product. For renovation windows, you may consider an entire window weatherization kit (easily and cheaply purchased at any home product supplier).

Work with Your Kitchen Renovation Team

During a renovation, your comfort is largely in part the responsibility of your renovation team (provided they actually care about patrons, which the very well should!). Speak with your project manager if you have concerns about drafts in your home; this way you can find good, simple solutions that can keep you comfortable during the renovation process.

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