Home maintenance

Spring is a good time to start thinking about exterior house repairs and maintenance. The garage could use a fresh coat of paint, the clogged gutters need cleaning, and the driveway should be resealed, and its

time to buy vinyl siding to replace the old. The roof needs to be replaced, the exterior faucets checked, and maybe it is time to switch from single pane windows and patio doors to the double, insulated kind, those types that will greatly reduce the effects of the summer heat indoors and also eliminates annoying and loud outdoor noise.

The best thing any homeowner can do when it is time to inspect the exterior condition of their home is to make a check list of recurring maintenance and repairs. Armed with the index, one is less likely to forget to verify conditions and areas vital to the structure, and new arising problems can always be added to the list. This will prevent forgetting them in the years to come.

Proper and preventative maintenance will add to the enjoyment of any home, and as a house is considered an investment, you want to protect it. You want to assure the highest resale value possible, and then when, or if, the time comes to sell the home, your maintenance efforts and repairs will have been worth it.