Dealing with Cold weather could be difficult for us in the west coast.
It’s cold these days, affecting everybody’s life and work performance. The homes that shelter us are taking the worst of it. It might not be a bad idea to inspect the windows once in a while to see if there is any ice jam in any corners set.
If there is, it’s a sign of a draft trying to release from inside, causing frost at the exit point. It’s suggested to cover the windows with plastic wrap for the time being to avoid any ice jam that may result in more expensive damage to your house.
Since we don’t have many cold winters here on the west coast, our homes are not as well prepared for the cold as in other parts of Canada. On the other hand, the cold weather on the west coast is wet cold versus dry cold in other parts.
This could be more damaging to the integrity of the wood structure as the moisture inside the wall cavity will freeze and affect the property of the wood structure.
So, it’s wise to ask a home inspector to inspect your house in cold conditions to avoid further damage.
Conventionally, people hire a home inspector when they buy a home, but you can hire one for as low as $350.
This can give you peace of mind knowing that your home is performing its best and won’t deliver a huge bill coming summer.
Be safe and enjoy the cold!
West Vancouver architect