Save Time on Home Maintenance with These Tips

Keeping your home in the best possible condition not only enhances your pride of ownership, it’s important because this valuable asset requires regular maintenance to preserve its value. If all those maintenance chores on your list are starting to get overwhelming, it’s worth talking to trustworthy home improvement contractors in the Twin Cities about different options to save you valuable time, like:

Having Gutter Guards Installed

Do you climb a ladder to clean out your gutters two or more times a year just to keep them flowing freely? Having gutter guards installed can minimize your workload and reduce your risk of a fall injury, too. If you’re concerned that this kind of product may make much of difference, you can choose one that’s backed by a strong manufacturer’s warranty.

Upgrading to Composite Decking

With our all-too-short summers, you shouldn’t have to waste valuable time refinishing and applying stain to a wood deck every year. By replacing that high-maintenance wood with composite decking, you can step right outside onto a beautiful, durable surface and enjoy the entire warm weather season grilling and relaxing with family and friends, without any upkeep headaches.

Getting Rid of Outdated Siding

When you have older siding and trim, different areas tend to deteriorate faster depending on exposure to the elements, so keeping up with scraping, priming, caulking and repainting can seem like an endless task. Replacing the siding, soffits and trim with new steel, solid-core vinyl or cement board siding can free you from the cycle of non-stop maintenance, and it can amp up your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency, too.

Replacing Older, Leaky Windows

Windows can become a maintenance nightmare as they age. Often, they don’t open and close smoothly (or completely), the frames need yearly caulking to help stop air leaks, broken seals can leave some panes always cloudy with trapped condensation, and their dilapidated screens give bugs an easy entry route into your home. Upgrading to new windows can eliminate the non-stop maintenance and let you enjoy lower energy bills and greater comfort, as well as enhance your home’s appearance and value.

 

If you’re looking for effective ways to reduce the amount of maintenance your home requires, contact us at Midwest Exteriors Plus. We have over 40 years of experience as home improvement contractors in the Twin Cities, and we offer a complete range of services that can help lessen your maintenance workload.