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Time To Weatherize Your Kids Playhouse

January 10, 2011 - 9:12 am No Comments

Your child’s kids playhouse can be an awesome place for him or her to spend their time. It is perfectly kid sized and allows for your little one to just relax and be a child when inside. However, during the winter months, playing inside of the playhouse could get a little too cold for your little one if you don’t weatherize that space.
Kids playhouse frozen windowMost people take for granted how important it is to weatherize the kids playhouse because they don’t view it as another “house”, but as just a play structure. In order to provide your child with long term usage, you will need to take the same steps for protecting it from the harsh winter weather that you take in your own home.

Here’s what you can do to keep the kids playhouse in tip top shape through the wintery season:

1.  Put plastic on the interior windows. There are some window films that can meld to the window to act as a barrier for the cold by heating it with a blow dryer. These are great for this type of exterior space.

2.  Fill all holes and gaps with caulk or foam to keep out drafts. This will also help to keep out pests that may be looking for a place to keep warm during the cold weather also.

3.  Provide your child with draft dodgers for use by the doors when he or she is inside of the kids playhouse. This will keep the cold from blowing in underneath the door. You can either buy a draft dodger at a home or discount retailer or make your own. This could be a really cool activity to do with your child.

Your family’s kids playhouse can be preserved for a lifetime of play. You just need to take the proper steps to keep it safe from the harsh elements that come with winter. Weatherizing today will ensure that your child and his or her friends continue to have a place for fun all year long!

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