Your property is one of the most important investments you will make in your lifetime. It doesn’t matter if you are planning to live there yourself or set up as a landlord, property maintenance is essential to increase the value of your investment, and the value of your investment is important If you are thinking about resale one day in the future or taking out a second mortgage.
Here are some of the things you should make sure never fall into disrepair on the property you own.
It can be a bit of a drudge having to look after a swimming pool every day. They are a beautiful asset to your home when properly maintained, but a pool can start looking drab without constant care. Luckily, you can invest in automatic pool cleaners that do most the work for you and hire a pool clean for the rest if you don’t have the time.
The roof and gutters on and around your home protect it from extreme weather and interior water leaks. Regular roof maintenance is vital for many reasons. Deterioration is constantly happening. Gutters become clogged with leaves and other debris, roof tiles crack and shift. All the above should be handled promptly by a reliable roofing contractor, such as A&E Westchester Roofers.
Looking after your yard and the plants, bushes, and trees in it is a gratifying part of home maintenance. What you put in, you get back tenfold. Be sure to regularly prune back bushes as these plants can overgrow, especially in spring and summer. Call a tree surgeon to saw away overhanging branches and opportunistic parasitical climbers such as ivy. If pottering around in your yard in the height of summer is not your idea of fun, consider hiring a landscaping service. They are the perfect solution to lawn and hedge maintenance as well.
Heating and Cooling Installations
If you have air conditioning and central heating, these must be serviced regularly. Keeping your home at ambient temperature is one of the most important features your house provides for you. Air conditioners need a minimum of one service a year. If you feel that your central heating is not performing as well as it should, there could be any number of causes. Regular maintenance of these areas could save you money in utility bills and the more substantial fees charged if there is a complete breakdown.
Doors and Windows
If lower utility bills are a concern of yours, you should prioritize having any broken doors and windows fixed immediately. The ambient temperatures produced by your heating and cooling installations will flow right out of a door or window that doesn’t close correctly. While you are having these checked, why not have them look at your garage door at the same time?
All of these home maintenance tasks will save you money in the long run, and keep the valuation of your property high.