Everyday Maintenance Jobs That Will Boost The Value Of Your Home

Many of us don’t look forward to getting our hands dirty and undertaking lists of home maintenance jobs. Although looking after our homes may not be the most enjoyable way to spend time, being diligent now could pay off in the future. If you can stay on top of home maintenance, you could boost the value of your home significantly. Here are some everyday jobs to add to your list.

Roofing repairs

Roofing repairs are not something you should attempt yourself, but it’s wise to keep a close eye on your roof and to get any irregularities or issues checked out as quickly as possible. Even minor problems can develop into costly issues that require intensive treatment. If you’ve spotted slates that have slipped or your roof needs pointing, it’s advisable to call in the professionals and ask them to take a look. Intervening early could help you to save money and also to boost the value of your home in the long-term. As roofing issues can be expensive to repair, any problems that are highlighted on a survey are likely to put buyers off.

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Painting

Curb appeal is a major draw for prospective buyers, and a fresh coat of paint can make all the difference when it comes to turning heads. If you have a white or a colored house, but the paint has faded, and your home is looking a little unloved, it’s time to inject new life into the paintwork. If you have worn or tired siding, it’s also a good idea to consider repairing or replacing it. If you are planning a mini exterior makeover, you can don your overalls and take on the task yourself, or you can contact local firms that offer home improvement repair services. If you are scaling ladders, make sure the ladder is set properly, and ask a friend or relative to hold the base to keep you safe. Choose paints that are designed for outdoor use and jet wash the exterior before you apply the first coat.

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Garden maintenance

Many people look for an attractive, well-maintained garden when they’re searching for a new home. Gardening is much easier and more manageable if you keep on top of basic tasks like weeding, mowing the lawn and varnishing fencing and decking. If you’re not a keen gardener, or you’re short on time, it’s worth asking for recommendations and reading reviews to find a gardener in your local area. If your backyard looks brilliant, this will increase the value of your home, and make the property more alluring to buyers.

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Home maintenance may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but it’s well worth taking a little time to keep your house or flat in order. If you can stay on top of tasks, your home will look much more attractive, you’ll reduce the risk of problems, which could prove costly to rectify, and you’ll increase the value of the property. There are lots of jobs you can take on yourself, but if you don’t have time, it’s worth looking around for local firms that can do the work for you.

Comments

  1. kathy downey says:

    These are great tips,we must take care of our investments!

  2. Janet Meisner says:

    Thanks for tips. We do plan to paint this summer.

  3. Carole D says:

    You are right not always fun, but we have to take care of our investment.

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    A well maintained yard makes the home look so much nicer!!

  5. I am the worst at taking care of the garden but I will try this year!

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