DIY Tips: Weatherproofing Your Home

It rarely rains in Southern California, but when it does it pours. Not only does the rain cause a lot of problems but the weather in general does plenty of harm to your home. A dry climate is often the culprit behind cracks in the walls and pavement while humidity and rain are credited with paint and stucco peeling off the walls. Many of these types of problems can usually be fixed. But when ignored, it can lead to costly repairs.

With El Niño contributing to monsoon conditions in the Southland and much larger rainfall then we are used to, we expect the rain and humidity to be a much bigger problem for your home in the months to come. The good news is that there is a way to weatherproof your home to keep the rain and humidity out. We recommend hiring a professional weatherproofing company like Stucco Boy and Paint Boy for weatherproofing and waterproofing. There are some small things you can do yourself to start the weatherproof process in your home.

To help you get a jumpstart on your list of DIY projects for your home, the professionals at Builder Boy created a list of things to do to properly insulate your home which can lead to savings on your monthly electricity costs. The first step in weatherproofing your home is to inspect all those areas where cold air and moisture can gain access and cause problems. These are the most common.