Walking inside your new custom home gives you a very exciting feeling, especially after you have settled everything into one area. A new, fresh house is definitely a joy you should cherish. While this is a house just built with no history besides its unique construction and present existence, it will also have to stand the test of time to be worth the money. With the following maintenance tips for your lovely custom home, you can prevent any future breakdowns and extend the lifetime of your house for decades. Read on to learn more!
Your roof will be one of the spots of your home requiring a decent amount of attention. You will want to occasionally check for leaks, shingles that are missing, discoloring from fungus, mold, or mildew, and other types of damage. Also, check your vent pipes, the metal pipes sticking outside of your roof, for any damage or rusting.
Doors and Windows
Next up on the list of items you should maintain are doors and windows. A stiff and leaky window or door could truly leak out the air that you wish to keep inside of your home. For rigid windows, wiping a silicone lubricant along the guides will ease the problem. For any leaks, one could seal it with weather strips, caulking, and much more.
Your Custom Home’s Walls
Your custom home’s walls will suffer a bit of wear and tear over the years. Any rubbed-off paint, or a dent here and there, might be inevitable. A little bit of sanding, caulking, and repainting is an effective and fast fix for your custom home.
Home’s HVAC System
Your custom home’s heating and air conditioning systems require consistent maintenance to keep performing at their very best. Swap out the air filters once every two to three months, and make sure to call a professional to help clear out your air ducts and inspect for rust or other problems when required.
Your Home’s Landscape
As for your home’s landscape, trim down the trees and shrubbery around three inches apart from your house. Keep any tree branches from hanging over your home’s roof, and water your plants to keep them happy and healthy.
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