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Home Repairs and Maintenance It’s All About Prevention

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Owning a home is a lifelong commitment to the work that may need to be done from time to time, including roof repair, gutter replacement, vinyl siding repair, painting, and window replacement. Home repairs can be costly, but in the long run it is better to get the highest quality work done, that will last the longest, and increase the value of your house. Buying a house means being able to afford to make the payments on it, but you should also have money saved for any necessary repairs, especially if it is an older house. Homeowners can spend about 1%-4% of the home’s value on repairs every year.

32% of homeowners surveyed say that there are restrictions on the colors of the outside of their home, by some outside organization that monitors the neighborhood. Regardless of whether this is the case, people generally want the outside of their home to look nice, and to fit a general color scheme of their neighborhood or city. Siding for homes can be more durable, but it creates a certain look that the homeowner, and often the neighborhood council, have to approve of.

Residential roofing repair and replacement is a costly home maintenance event, but there are many options to be considered. When deciding what type of roof to purchase, 88% of homeowners surveyed said they would choose a roof for it’s durability, and 83% said they would choose it for longevity. These are closely related, as both indicate that a roof will last a long time, through all sorts of conditions. Homeowners also say they would choose a type of roofing material based on it requiring very little maintenance. A roofing contractor can advise you on what type of roofing is best, based on your budget and the area in which you live. Some options include slate, steel, or asphalt.

Window repair cost can be hefty, and window replacement is even more, but having new, well-insulated windows can save you money on heating and cooling your home. Having your gutters cleaned or replaced can also save you money in the future, in leak repair and other damages. The best homeowning strategy is preventative maintenance.

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