You work all day to provide a home for yourself and your family, but you do not get to see and enjoy your home for a big chunk of your waking life. You get home and your house needs this repaired and that cleaned. Keeping up on home maintenance is simpler when you have a strategy, and these four tips can help.
Use Low-Maintenance Materials
If your home needs new siding, choose a material that will not require a lot of upkeep, like James Hardie fiber cement siding. No scraping, priming or replacing boards, because the material is impervious to insects and water. It cleans up easily, too.
The same strategy works for home elements like windows. Choose easy-care replacement windows that tilt inside for easy cleaning of the exterior glass; that does away with cumbersome ladders to get to those second story windows.
Think Big Picture
Your house is an integrated system of parts, from the building envelope to your HVAC and plumbing systems. You can save on things like roof maintenance, central air conditioning repair and furnace or boiler problems by considering the whole effect of little changes:
- Ensure adequate attic insulation to keep your HVAC systems running longer, with less effort
- Keep gutters clean and clear to help preserve your roof, prevent water infiltration and lower household humidity
- Preserve the wood you have with low-maintenance exterior paint on moldings and siding; most modern exterior paints clean up with a simple soapy sponge, saving hours of labor
Your roof, even on a one-story ranch house, can be a dangerous place. Recognize where to ease up on home maintenance by depending on professionals.
Trained technicians at Pro Roofing & Siding, your Atlanta roofing professionals and more, have not only the right tools but also safety equipment to allow them to gently work on your roof without risk to you or themselves.
Keep an informal record of a year’s worth of typical chores around your house. Then use one of the many charity calendars we all receive in the mail to record and spread out the annual chores:
- Clean out gutters
- Wash house exterior
- Clean windows
To enlist expert help with your home maintenance, contact us at Pro Roofing & Siding today. As Atlanta roofing and exteriors experts, we can relieve some of the burden so you can enjoy living in, not slaving over, your home.