With house prices and energy costs rising both nationally and globally, improving the energy efficiency of your existing home presents an opportunity to ‘future proof’ your investment. Affordability includes information on life cycle costing of the various improvements recommended in Your Home. Many sellers put way too much money into fixing up their homes before listing them for sale. They repair flaws that a buyer might never notice or just won’t pay extra for. Talk to your agent before making any repairs to weigh the pros and cons with your particular home and your personal situation.
New York contractor Robert Taffera, of Taffera, Inc. , put it this way: “A homeowner should not affect any of the structural members of the house.” Expect older homes to have structural wear that will eventually need to be upgraded by an architect and contractor, or in some cases a structural engineer—and you may … Read more