It’s really dream of every single person to have his own house. All have planned some or the other thing about their dream house. But all this things are fulfilled when you are buying an old house as you have to accept the things of old house as they are. However buying an old house is also not bad option unless and until you check some of the details. It is really important to check on certain matters while buying a old house, if not taken into consideration those things you might have to regret your decision of buying an old house and have to suffer a lot. Here are some of the things to look when buying an old house.
It might surprise you that while buying an old house you must prefer a home with no insulation. The reason behind it is that when your old home doesn’t have insulation, you can install it yourself and hence you can have surety as to installation also. You can have a check whether installation is done properly or not if you are installing it yourself. Poor insulation or default in insulation can ruin a house and thus it better to be sure regarding insulation. Hire a trustworthy contractor who has adequate knowledge and experience. If the old house is not properly insulated then make a estimate of the cost of removing it and replacing a new one and then move forward with buying an old house.
Natural ventilation features
While buying an old house, you must focus on the ventilation feature. Usually old house are such which are naturally designed in a way which gives good ventilation to the house. But still while buying an old house; it becomes your duty to check that ventilation works with the weather conditions and not against weather conditions. If it is against then you might have a great increase in the energy bills to keep your house according to the outside weather. Also make a check that the ventilation features are repairable and operable otherwise it can also create an issue. Keep in mind while buying an old house doesn’t take a house which is against this feature as it can prove costly to you in the near future.
Windows which can be restored
While you are in the hunt of buying an old house make sure you buy one which has original windows. You might get sellers who brag that they have the gorgeous and energy efficient vinyl windows which they just installed last year. Old windows have passed the test of their durability and long lasting feature and thus they are reliable even though old. Even though old windows are not much attractive because of their fainted paint or are little damaged because of broken locks, opt for them as they are the minor problems are can be dealt very easily and affordably. Restoring them is good possible option for them.