Staying on a maintenance schedule for your home can help retain value in the long run. Not only will it improve performance while you live there, but if you decide to sell, a well-kept home is much more appealing to the home buyer.
- Sweeping the gutters of Fall leaves will keep the water from backing up and creating a puddle along the roof line potentially causing long term damage.
- Changing the air filter on the furnace and air conditioning units will cut down on repair costs and extend the life of the unit overall.
- Weeding around the foundation will keep critters from nesting under or near your home. It will also help to preserve the life of the siding and skirting.
In addition, we have recently seen significant increases in costs of gas and electricity. Small things like checking the weather stripping and seals around windows and doors will also help save on energy costs.
In the long run your home will perform better if normal seasonal upkeep is maintained.
Should the time come to sell your home, it will look fantastic, will show pride of ownership, and be a much more attractive home for the home buyer.
The NADA Maintenance Checklist will give you a starting point for the seasonal upkeep that should be considered for Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.