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Spring Home Maintenance to Protect Your Home

Wood decks require ongoing maintenance - cleaning, repairs & sealing/staining

The best way to protect your home, which for most homeowners is your largest investment, is to consistently perform routine home maintenance. Next come updates like new counter tops, a bathroom remodel and improvements for energy efficiency like new windows or that side-by-side refrigerator you’ve been wanting for a while.

In years past, it was common for homeowners to move every 5 to 7 years. With the real estate turmoil of the last 5 years (2007 to 2012), people aren’t moving like they used to. The average length of time you’re likely to spend in your home is now over 10... 

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When to Replace Exterior Home Components?

New siding is needed every 20 to 50 years, depending on type of material uses

Just like buying new tires for your car, key components of your home need to be replaced on a fairly predictable schedule. Unfortunately most home owners don’t plan for these expenses, and then get caught with a whooping bill for a new roof, new furnace or worse, multiple expenses in the same year.

This article provides a list of the most common exterior home components needing ongoing replacement. It will be followed by a companion article, listing common interior home components that need replacing and you’re going to be more familiar with things like a new refrigerator, washing machine, etc.

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Mr Handyman: We Have the Expertise & Tools You Need

repairing fascia board

When you call My Handyman, it’s usually because you don’t have the expertise, the tools, the time or aren’t comfortable handling many home repair and maintenance chores. We know you recognize the importance of maintaining your home and handling repairs quickly to protect your home and family … and that’s why you call us. We appreciate your confidence and want to continue earning your support which is one reason we offer homeowner tips via this blog.

Over the last few years, we’ve had lots of storms and high winds which are causing lots more damage to your home than possibly you’ve... 

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Why Home Maintenance is a Great Investment

Your home requires ongoing maintenance similar to oil changes for your car

Everyone knows you need to change the oil in your car on a regular basis, every 3 months (3,000 miles) if you’re diligent or you might wait to get to 5,000 miles? As few of us are skilled mechanics, we tend to take our car in for routine maintenance following the published schedule. So what’s different when it comes to maintaining your home?

We’ll show you the numbers. The key message here isĀ  maintaining your home is one of the best investments you can make. Where most cars will depreciate to near zero in less than 10 years, your home will... 

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Home Maintainence Strategies for You

While our homes provide shelter, they are also the largest financial asset owned by most American families. As we weather today’s economy, home owners are staying in their homes longer and adjusting their spending habits from “consume and dispose” to more traditional “save and invest”.

Today most people are focusing on how much value they’ve lost in their homes. These losses are due to the housing bubble with inflated prices. If you look back 5 to 10 years, and calculate more typical real estate appreciation of 5 to 6%, you would find housing hasn’t lost value. Try comparing the value of... 

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