Sunday, 12 January 2014

How Rubber Can Help You With Home Improvement

Rubber Roofing

Roof repair is something many homeowners dread, it is hard work but it is essential that you repair a leaking roof quickly before it causes further damage to your home.

Rubber roofing is alternative method of roof repair and its a lot less hard work than using asphalt shingles.

It may surprise you to know that rubber roofing materials come in a variety of different colours and designs and can be bought as shingles or in a roll for buildings with flat roofs

Rubber Insulation

Unless you’ve inherited a rather distasteful draught excluder from your grandma, you may be seeking a way to cover the odd draughty nook and cranny in your home, especially during the colder months.

By adding self adhesive rubber strips to your windows and doors, you can keep your home insulated and prevent draughts cost effectively.

Cheap and easy to install, adding rubber strips strategically throughout your home is an informed investment that can really help during winter, reducing your bill and keeping you cosy.

Rubber is not just great for insulation in winter it also serves several other purposes during the colder seasons.

Improving children's play equipment

If you are concerned about children’s safety when playing on outdoor equipment then rubber could be your answer.

Rubber can be a fantastic way of ensuring your children have a safe and secure place to play. Rubber is one of the best security features, using rubber mats and tiles around play structures is a great way to provide a safe fall zone for children.

Rubber bases can be installed easily and inexpensively and provide the basis for all modern play equipment installations. Rubber mats and tiles

can improve your children's play areas vastly providing a safe environment all year round.

Rubber bands

Rubber bands can be used temporarily to improve your home. If you have slats under your mattress that sometimes slip out then rubber bands can be put around the ends to make them stay in place.

Rubber bands can also be used to tighten furniture casters that come loose over time or with wear. Simply wrap a rubber band around the stem and and reinsert for a more secure fit.

It may surprise you but rubber bands can also help you when painting. We all have little touch ups that need to be done around the house, so if you’re sick of getting paint around the side of the can then here’s your answer. If you wrap a rubber band across the middle of the can opening from the top to the bottom, when you tap your filled brush on the rubber band the excess paint will fall straight back into the can.

Rubber pads and strips

Adhesive rubber pads can be placed under a variety of types of furniture to prevent them from slipping on slippery surfaces.

The rubber furniture pads can be placed on furniture to avoid it from moving or damaging the floor. These rubber pads can also be used on the bottom of rugs to stop them from slipping and sliding around the room - providing a safe environment for all the household.

Rubber strips can also be placed on the back of furniture so if kids bang into it, it will stop the furniture from damaging walls.