Taking care of your home and keeping it well maintained is one of the best things you can do to keep its value. The summer season is one of the best times to detect many issues that require maintenance, so you are able to keep the integrity of your home.
Here are some simple but important maintenance tips to help you take care of and keep the value of your investment.
1. Clean the exterior of your home:
Exterior cleaning can be one of your biggest ways to keep the value of your asset. Start by power washing your siding and decks. It may expose surfaces that need protective coatings from the winter elements. Follow up your pressure washing with cleaning the outside of your windows to remove accumulated dirt and grime, making the windows more functional.
2. Clean your gutters:
While working on the exterior, thoroughly clean your gutters. Make sure that they drain properly so you don’t get water pooling around the home foundation and your yard.
3. Inspect your roof:
Check your roof for damaged shingles/tiles, and the eaves for water damage that can cause further issues to the interior of your home.
4. Check your backyard drainage:
Your landscaping should properly direct water runoff around the exterior away from your home. Replacing mulch or rocks that have washed away will help ensure that water drains away from the house.
5. Tune up your garage door:
The summer months are a great time to get a garage door tune-up to make sure it is operating smoothly and seals out water and pests. If you see pests anywhere in or outside your home, hire an exterminator to eliminate these unwanted visitors.
6. Paint your home and redecorate:
Summer is a great time to do some any interior or exterior painting needed, or if you wish to redecorate. Protect your walls and take advantage of warmer temperatures for drying and odor control by opening your windows. Keeping up with today’s decorating trends by updating your home’s interior décor will help keep you prepared should you decide to sell.
These simple tips should keep things in your home in top shape until you decide to sell.
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