How your home looks (inside and out) should be something you are proud of and feel comfortable in. This is your place to relax, to do what you love, maybe to work, to interact with the people you care about. Your home is such an important space for you to feel content and well. Maintaining the appearance of your home is worth the time and energy it requires. Here are some of the most important areas you should give some attention to.
If small damages to your roof are not addressed as soon as possible, further damage can accumulate. These repairs may be very small and simple (like replacing some shingles), or more complex (like corroded materials underneath the shingles layer). Check what kind of repairs you may be comfortable doing yourself, then assess the damage on your roof. Cracked sealant, leaking vents, or holes in the roof material are all relatively straightforward and affordable repairs. Of course, depending on the severity of those damages you may want to call a professional for major repairs requiring large replacements, rot, or mold.
Full trees can provide shade and impressive stature to your yard. However, it is so important to keep your trees trimmed for their health, for the overall appearance of the tree itself, and even for your safety! The longer you go without pruning your trees, the less healthy they can become and the more difficult it can become to eventually fix the problem. Some general advice for trimming back your trees: you should only need to cut away about a quarter of the tree’s material. Dead branches should be the first to go, but once those are taken care of, cut the branches (as close to the base of the branch as possible) that push against other branches.
Climate, concrete curing, or vehicle impact can create cracks in pavement. Take measures to repair and prevent cracks. Make sure the weather will be consistently dry enough for the filling material to have time to dry after it is filled. Clean out the crack as much as possible of dirt and rubble. Filling cracks requires several tools and materials, so be prepared to research and collect the things you may need for the job that needs doing. Fill the crack as directed by the product instructions, but remember that spreading the material beyond the crack itself may help to prevent cracks from reappearing or reforming. Sealcoating your driveway and other areas can also keep your paving preserved for longer.
Pressure washing is one of the best ways to clean deep levels of dirt and grime from rough surfaces. Walls, fences, driveways, and walkways can all use a good hose-down with a pressure washer to lift the dirt that has adhered to those hard-to-clean surfaces. Not only does this help the appearance of these walls and floors, but this kind of maintenance can also save you money in the long run! Rot and mold can accumulate on these areas that, without removal for long periods, will ruin wood and paint. Furthermore, because power washing uses only water to remove the grime, no chemicals are needed! This is a plus for you, your yard, and your home!
Your yard adds so much color and variety to the front of your home. Take advantage of the color, trim, and diversity that landscaping contributes to your curb appeal. Keep things alive, (as best you can!)—simply water and trim whenever necessary, and your yard will be kinder to you. It is also essential when maintaining a good yard to take preventative measures that will protect it against weeds and insects. Create enough space in your yard to allow for an even spread of light and water to reach all areas. This will also help prevent those damaging bugs and unwanted plants from making a home in your grass or flower beds.
A new coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to keep parts of your house looking fresh and new. Doors, window edges, garages, even the exterior walls (if you’re feeling like taking on a challenge) handle a lot of wear-and-tear through the seasons. The best time of year for this is usually the summer when the climate is dry and the paint will have a chance to set and dry completely before any of the elements try to mess with it. Clean these surfaces up, paint them like new, and they will add some shine and clean lines to the façade of your home.
The smallest things make a huge difference to your home’s appearance. Take some time to look at the things that usually get overlooked. Lightbulbs that need replacing, house address numbers that could use an updated look, mailboxes that might want some TLC—any of these are probably things that you wouldn’t think twice about from year to year, but they will love you when you do give them some attention.
Decorating can be intimidating. You don’t want to overwhelm your walls with a hundred different things, but you want to make your home unique and personal to you. Lighting, greenery, and simple décor are easy things to provide that kind of uniqueness and symbolism for whatever you’re passionate about. Be proud of your home! Let people know what you love! Create a space that will allow you to enjoy the front porch or front door chats with neighbors and friends, and give you something to smile at when you pull up to your driveway.
Maintenance may feel tedious or frustrating at times. It can also, however, feel like a fresh start and create an aesthetic appeal that you can be excited about! These things will help keep your home looking and feeling like a place you love to be in.
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