Home deterioration is inevitable, especially if you have lived in the house over a long period of time. It is often advised that obvious signs of wear and tear should be attended with a renovation to make sure the structure is still safe to live in. However, if the property doesn’t pose any immediate threat, you can opt for a cheaper, quicker solution and use a material that most people wouldn’t expect – industrial tape!
Using tape to fix common household issues is the perfect solution as it is a relatively simple and cost-effective method in fixing problems that aren’t as noticeable, it is also the best option for those who don’t have the time or can’t afford a full renovation.
Here are some exclusive tips from Viking Tapes on when and where you can use tape to fix those home problems.
Seaming Drafty Windows With Tape
The walls holding your windows in place may expand or contract depending on the different seasons. During winter seasons, the temperature drops and your walls contact, causing gaps to form between the windows and the wall. These gaps can often lead to drafts or leaks.
This issue can be solved simply by seaming the affected area with tape. Seaming is a technique that helps make a building airtight, acting as a durable, efficient barrier in helping to lock out air, while keeping the heat locked in, improving the insulation of your home.
Flashing Water Leaks In Walls With Tape
If you see any water stains or bubbling paint on your walls, it would mean that you have minor water leakage from the exterior. If left untreated, it can cause further damages to your walls. A quick solution to this is to seal the source of leakage with tape. Construction tape has weather resistant properties and can be used to flash any potential water from further entering the property or the walls.
Bonding Vinyl Flooring With Tape
Vinyl flooring can curl up over time especially in humid parts of the house, like our bathrooms and kitchens. To improve the longevity of your vinyl flooring, there is a quicker and cheaper solution to it as opposed to replacing the whole flooring. Simply opt for double-sided construction tape and re-attach the vinyl flooring down to the floor instead. This technique is called bonding and makes your flooring look as good as new.
These are just some of the common household problems that you may come across in your abode. While some people assume that renovations are the only way to fix your home problems, there is an effective alternative that is not only quicker but cheaper too. Try using construction tape next time and let me know how it has worked for you.
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