As homeowners in Wyoming, Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, and Kalamazoo Michigan, we’re no strangers to weather. From heavy snow in the winter to hot summers, our homes have to be able to stand up to every challenge mother nature throws our way.
Spring is no exception, often bringing heavy annual rains that can make your home humid, or even result in rainwater leaking into your house! With help from the trained experts at WMGB, you can keep out the rain this spring and enjoy a comfortable, more efficient home year-round as a result.
Top 3 Ways to Keep The Rain Out of Your Home
With lots of rain can come anything from flooding to high humidity, which can lead to unhealthy mold and mildew growth in your home. There are a few key ways you can avoid these issues with help from WMGB!
- Add New or Replace Old Storm Doors
Storm doors are one of the easiest ways to protect your home from the elements. These lightweight, weatherproof barriers can prevent rain and hot or cold temperatures from leaking in around your exterior doors. WMGB is proud to offer a variety of storm door options, including:
If you have an older storm door that doesn’t latch correctly, is missing a seal along the bottom, or has any broken components, there’s a good chance that upgrading your storm doors will not only make it easier to keep rainwater out, but you could also see a drop in your home energy bills! It’s easy to learn more about the benefits of storm door installation from the experts at WMGB.
- Upgrade to Glass Block Windows
There’s a reason why glass block windows are a popular choice in bathrooms, garages, basements, and other high-moisture areas. This style of window stands up exceptionally well to water, keeping it where you want it!
If you struggle with leaky windows, upgrading to a glass block alternative is a sure way to keep moisture out without limiting light. Even better, glass block windows can improve your home’s comfort and efficiency while also maintaining your privacy.
- Invest in Crawl Space Encapsulation
There’s no way to sugarcoat it—rain invading your crawl space is bad news. Thankfully, it can be stopped with crawl space encapsulation. If moisture is making its way into your crawl space, any resulting mold can cause a musty smell throughout your home, and impact the quality of the air you breathe inside your home.
When you choose to encapsulate your crawl space, WMGB is here to help. We take 4 steps to protect your crawl space and ensure that everything from normal humidity to heavy rainfall will stay out:
- Add a Vapor Barrier
- Air Seal
- Install insulation