Maintaining your home is an investment in your future, your safety, and your favorite space. After all, your home is your castle, and noone wants to see their castle in disrepair. That’s why we’re talking repair and maintenance in today’s realtor blog (as well as a few blogs surrounding today’s date). In our last blog, we mentioned the importance of maintaining your roof and your HVAC system. Today, we’re going to offer up a few more maintenance tips.
The Facade of Your Home
Brick, stone, vinyl, or wood, the facade of your home is your home’s protection against forces of nature. Be sure that your home’s exterior is well maintained. If you have a brick or stone home, keep an eye on the mortar between your bricks and stone structure. Also, be weary of the bricks and/or stones themselves. Brick and stone do deteriorate over time!
If you have a home with vinyl or wood siding, pay attention to the connection points of that siding. There shouldn’t be any visible gaps throughout the structure. If you have vinyl that’s loose, it’s time to replace it. If you have wood siding, you’ll have to monitor your facade more carefully. Make sure that your wood siding is properly finished. If it is dried out and cracking, you may have to replace it entirely.
Your water heater can be another hazard in your home. An old water heater is liable to leak, and that can cause flooding around the heater. Again, be sure to have yearly inspections and maintenance of your water heater.
If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, you’ll want to keep up on maintenance of your kitchen appliances too, or consider replacing them if they’re outdated. Nothing looks tackier to a potential buyer than an old, off-white dishwasher or fridge.
When you maintain your appliances and the facade of your home, you’re putting your well-earned dollars into your well-earned home. You’re investing in your castle, and you’re investing in yourself. You’re maintaining the value of your home, and at the end of the day, that means financial security. Should you ever sell your home, you can rest assured that your home is worth just as much (if not more) than it was the day you were handed the keys. Oh, and if the day comes when you do decide to move on from your precious abode, you can always count on the realtor services provided by the real estate specialists here at Colorado Real Estate Co. Find out what your home is worth here.