Protect Your Home’s Value With These Summer Ready Tips

May 3rd, 2022

Whether you are preparing to sell or stay for a long while, it is important to have your home look its best and protect its market value. Never skip routine maintenance on one of your most expensive and important investments. Staying caught up on seasonal maintenance can prevent major damages and save you money in the long run!

Power wash your driveway and sidewalks: Inspect and clean your sidewalks, deck and patios. Look for cracks and pull weeds and then power wash torinse away all the dirt and grime that is built up. Hire it out or rent a power wash yourself!

Clean out gutters and downspouts: Not only does neglected gutters look unsightly from the curb but it could also shorten the lifespan of your home. Protect your home from leaks and wood rot by cleaning them once to two times per year.

Wash the windows: While you are washing windows it’s a great time to inspect for leaks and make sure that all windows and doors are sealed properly. This will help conserve cool air during hot summer months.

Maintain the yard: Trim back branches that might be a bridge for squirrels to get on your roof or potentially in the house. Mulch to keep the soil moist and plants healthy. Remove dead parts from trees and bushes to promote new healthy growth.

Clean the chimney: Do it now before fall when you want those cozy fires. Don’t wait until fireplace season to find out you need a large repair. Cleaning and inspecting now will give you time to budget and plan for any repairs well before fall and winter.

By doing these simple tasks, you can ensure the value of your home is protected. You will be glad you did when it’s time to sell. In the market now? Call us for information and find out how we can help with your new loan.