Maintaining your home year round is easier than you think and you’ll thank yourself for it later! Here are the LCT Team’s top tips to help you make sure you are maintaining your home.
Home Maintenance – Keep a Fresh Interior
It sounds simple but caulking your windows will keep the cool air in and the heat out (and vice versa in the winter). This $3 tube of caulk will save money.
Another simple thing you can do to improve your quality of living is change your air filters monthly, or even quarterly. This will reduce the amount of dust in your home and keep your air fresh!
Just like you service your HVAC, schedule a plumber twice a year to be sure you don’t have any leaks under your house or around your faucets.
“Owning a house is not just paying mortgage. Just because it is brick doesn’t mean there isn’t maintenance,” said Lisa Culp Taylor.
Exterior Home Maintenance Priorities
Faucets and pipes aren’t the only things that can leak – checking your chimney for leaks is something most people don’t consider. Excessive heat and age can cause cracking or flaking. Caulking your chimney helps cut down on costs just like caulking your windows.
Your roof can wear out from weather and tree limbs brushing up against it. Make sure your roof is in good shape through visual inspections spring and fall as well as having it professionally inspected every few years.
Wood rot can cause some big issues in your home. You’ll save a lot of money by making repairs as soon as you find problems instead of waiting until there’s significant damage. Every spring, be sure to check out spaces in your home with water exposure that could be vulnerable to wood rot like wooden window sills, exterior wooden doors, bathrooms, roofs, and decks.
Finally, sealing your driveway can increase the life-time of the concrete and is a great way to add some curb appeal to your home.
Your home is your biggest investment, so keeping it maintained at all times is incredibly important. Taking care of it and preventing issues today will save you in the future when you decide to list it.
Looking to Buy or Sell a Home?
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, contact the LCT Team at 615-790-7400 or 615-595-5883. Click here to see new listings. The nine-person real estate team, led by Lisa Culp Taylor, has new homes available weekly and would love to assist you through the buying and selling process today!