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Spring Checklist For Exterior Home Maintenance

exterior home maintenance checklist includes roof repairs

Unlike the inside of our homes, we can’t control the weather that pummels the outside of our homes. A home maintenance check list is an important tool that can help you inspect and make repairs to your home. With a home maintenance checklist, you can improve the safety of family and friends, reduce the loss of cooled or heated air, and prevent water damage.

It doesn’t matter if you roll up your sleeves and tackle the work or if you delegate to a landscaper, handyman, or other home professional. What’s important is that you are proactive and stay on top of... 

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What Are Your Monthly Home Expenses?

many items go into monthly home expenses

When you bought your house, did you really look at all your monthly home expenses? You probably focused on how much you could afford to spend for your new house based on mortgage payments. You might have been limited by how much the bank was willing to loan you, combined with your down payment. The banks are helpful to a point – they make sure you’ll be able to pay principal, interest, taxes and insurance, everything needed to protect the asset behind your home loan.

What few homeowners add into the equation of how much home they can afford, are all... 

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Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home

fall maintenance includes cleaning gutters

The leaves are starting to turn color which means it’s time to plan your fall maintenance strategy. We know you’re busy now, and life gets busier as the holidays approach. That’s why it’s a good idea to plan how you want to tackle your fall maintenance chores before winter arrives.

Remember that home maintenance is preventive just like going to the doctor for your annual checkup. When you focus on home maintenance you’re saving money because you’re reducing the need for repairs and extending the life of many home features which cost money and time to replace.

Fall Maintenance – What to Inspect... 

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Home Maintenance Can Save You Money

home maintenance requires the right tools & materials

Home maintenance isn’t as much fun as gardening or playing golf, but it’s important for homeowners to protect their investment in their home. What we all lack is enough time to have fun and relax, so maybe it’s time to hire a handyman to come quarterly and take care of your punchlist, much the way a cleaning service helps you keep your home clean.

We might be biased but we don’t understand why everyone things paying someone to clean is a great idea, but they’d rather do their own home maintenance? Your handyman will bring the right tools and basic materials... 

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Spring Checklist Helps You Maintain Your Investment

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

Your home is a major investment so if you want to protect and maintain your investment you must consistently perform routine home maintenance. And as the temperatures rise, spring is an ideal time to evaluate your home and see where you can make repairs that will help you retain your home’s value. This spring checklist will help you keep track of necessary home repairs and may even identify what routine maintenance you’ve not considered.

Did you know that the average length of time you’re likely to spend in your home is 10+ years?  Consider this: if you bought a 10 year... 

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Can Fall Home Maintenance Be Fun?

fall home maintenance chores protect your family & investment

We get that home maintenance isn’t the most exciting project on your list. We know busy homeowners never have enough time so taking care of even simple home chores like changing the batteries in smoke detectors, falls to the bottom of the to do list and might not happen for months and sometimes years.

Hopefully you don’t put off your annual doctor’s visit as you can’t turn the clock back, and no matter what we do, we’re all getting older. The same is true for your home – you can’t turn the clock back and undo the water damage when there’s... 

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