Are you thinking about putting your home on the market? Many people time home listings for spring, since homes traditionally sell for more during warm months. Realtors advise curb appeal is one of the most important factors in selling your home. Whether you intend to put your home on the market or you just want an exterior that makes people stop and stare, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Here’s how to give your home a face lift so it’s ready for spring.
When wood and water meet, it causes damage. The trim along your roofline and around windows can outline your home’s most beautiful features – or it can distract from an otherwise attractive exterior. Over time, paint deteriorates and water contacts unprotected surfaces, creating wood rot. As moisture seeps in, fungi begin to grow. Left untreated, wood rot can extend to structural supports, letting moisture into your home and creating the need for more extensive repairs. Here’s how to know if your trim needs replacement or repair.
None of us is immune to making bad decisions. You hope to contain the worst mistakes to less important things, like where to vacation this year. So when it comes to choosing a contractor to install your windows or siding, it’s important to make the decision that gives you peace of mind. Knowing what to look for and what matters in the contractor you choose will give you the advantage of knowing you’ve made the intelligent choice.
You may look at your old siding and think that it still looks good enough. You probably intend to get around to it some day, but you’ve got other priorities right now. The expense of replacing the siding on your house may have you pushing off the project entirely, but that old siding may in fact be costing you money.
Fall is the toughest season on your home’s gutters. Leaves slide off your roof, then rain packs them into gutters, making them heavy with debris. Gutter maintenance isn’t fun, but it’s an important part of protecting your roof, your attic, and your foundation. Here’s what you need to know.
There are a lot of options when it comes to selecting windows for your home. How does anyone choose? Whether you’re replacing old, inefficient windows around your home’s exterior or designing an addition to your home, learn the most common window types and where to use them in your home.
Winter can take quite a toll on a home that’s ill prepared. Snowstorms can batter old roofs, make clogged gutters leak, and strip away poorly installed siding. Luckily, there are things you can do in fall to improve your chances of a safe, cozy winter. If you followed the steps in Part 1 of this post, you’ve already prepared your roof, gutters, and siding. Now it’s time to tackle the rest of your home’s exterior.
As we say our final goodbyes to summer, it’s time to turn our attention to fall. September and October are excellent months to prep your Northern Virginia home for the cooler months ahead. There are tasks you must complete to ensure the safety and stability of your home during the winter season. Use this checklist as a guide to prep your home’s exterior from top to bottom.
Every homeowner knows the value of good maintenance. Performing seasonal tasks goes a long way toward preserving your home’s value and aesthetic. Consider adding these items to your fall home maintenance checklist to keep your property looking its best for years to come.
Though we still have almost another month of summer left, it seems like the seasons are already changing. Some kids are even heading back to school, and others are getting ready. Fall clothes and decorations are already filling store shelves.