Raise The Curb Appeal Of Your Property For A Quick Sale

When you have a beautiful interior you want your exterior to match as well. This is known as curb appeal. There are lots of different things you can do to raise the curb appeal. You may be needing to do this if you are thinking about selling your home, there is no point in having a nice home inside if the outside doesn’t match. You want prospective buyers to be amazed by both and snap your property right up. 

 

Let’s take a look at what you can do to improve the outside of your property. 

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Garden

 

Front gardens quite often get forgotten about, you walk past it to get to your front door and think oh I must do that, and then simply forget. Unfortunately, this can cause the garden to become overgrown and out of control quite quickly. Potential buyers don’t want to see an untidy unkempt garden, this gives the impression that the inside is full of chaos and mess too. 

 

If you forget, why not set a weekly reminder to sort out the garden. Once you are on top of it and it’s been done once it will be easy to maintain. Mow the lawn, get rid of the weeds, and trim the hedges back to allow for a much neater look. You should also think about adding some color to the front garden, flowers, plants, and hanging baskets can inject some life and color into your garden and make people want to look at it. 

 

If you are struggling to maintain your garden or you simply aren’t able to then you have a couple of options. You can hire a gardener to keep the garden tidy every week or you can create a low maintenance garden swapping the real grass for artificial grass. If you choose the right one, artificial grass can look lovely. 

 

Paintwork 

 

Over time your paintwork can become dull and dreary, this is especially true for your front door and garage if you have one. Buyers will be put off if there are signs of paintwork chipping off, after all, they may not want to do renovations themselves but move into a house that is ready to live in. Giving it a fresh lick of paint will inject a lot more life into it. You can also get some metal polish for your door handles if they are showing signs of age and rust. 

 

There are other items you can add to bring a burst of life into your old door, you can install a new letterbox or even a door plaque. 

 

If that doesn’t quite make the door look good as new then maybe it is time to invest in a new door, yes this may be an expensive option but it will add so much curb appeal to your home. 

 

Roof

 

Finally, you need to ensure your roof is in tip-top condition, whilst a damaged roof may not be obvious when viewing your home the buyers will quickly become aware of it. Having a damaged roof can and will lose you the sale of your home so it is best to get it sorted as soon as possible. A damaged roof can cause long-term expensive problems such as damp, mold, and rotting floorboards. If your property has already sustained damage from a broken roof then you will need to call out a Property Damage Restoration Company to check your property and fix any problems before you sell. 

 

Get Your Home Fit For Winter

When you think about your humble abode, the chances are that you are proud of where you live. You may have created a warm and welcoming property that is conducive to making family memories. However, with winter on the horizon, you need to consider the more practical aspects of your dwelling. You need to ensure that it can withstand the elements, that it keeps you warm and that it doesn’t suffer any damage to its integrity. Take a look at these winter checks you need to make to ensure that your home is ready for the coldest season of them all.

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Roof

 

If you look up and inspect your roof, you need to be checking for slipped and cracked tiles and missing slate. With holes and gaps, your home will not be watertight. On occasions, you may find that rot has begun infiltrating the rafters of your home. If this is the case, it might be wise to replace rather than repair your roof. You need to ensure that your walls also have the same integrity as your roof otherwise, you could risk water seeping into your brick work. This can make damp permeate through your walls causing mold and black fungus growth. To prevent this, you need to consider applying a layer of fiber cement to your exterior. This will ensure that you have a weatherproof exterior that will withstand the elements.

 

Windows

 

If you haven’t had your glazing replaced in a while, you should be checking your seals and glass. If any seals are broken, then drafts can enter your home. This isn’t ideal when you are trying to settle down for the night with a good box set and some popcorn and all you feel is a cool breeze on your neck. You may need to replace one or more windows. If you do, ensure that you go for double glazing for both noise reduction and energy efficiency.

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Boiler

 

Your boiler is the engine of your home. It will fire up your heating and power up your gas hob. Without hot water, you will be freezing in the winter and no central heating will make your nights very uncomfortable. You need to have your boiler serviced annually. Doing this will ensure that your boiler is in a constant functioning state. Some boilers are better than others, so if you are looking to replace yours, don’t opt for the cheapest choice. This can be a false economy resulting in a lot of call outs from the gas engineer. If you aren’t sure about the sort of boiler you should opt for, always go combi as these are more energy efficient and they will save you money in utility bills. Hook up your boiler to a smart thermostat and begin to control your heating from your phone. Doing this means you can create a warm ambience within your home, even if you are at work.

 

Your home should feel cozy, warm and welcoming in the winter time. Even though it might be blowing a gale outside, indoors it should be comfortable. Follow this guide and get your home fit for winter.

Signs That Your Roof May Need Inspecting

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We can often put the importance of a great roof out of our minds. This is because if a roof is functioning as effectively as it should be, it is almost invisible in its process. It’s there to help our homes stay insulated, protected, and often resistant to the elements. It’s also there to dispel heavy rainwater, or to lessen held debris due to its angle.

 

However, it might have been months or even years since you last considered your roofing provided there hasn’t been a problem. But just like anything, even this stationary implement requires maintenance from time to time, because anything can decay with age. Even if you have yet to find a problem, it’s worth using the best roofing company to inspect said construction, just in case a problem exists that you are unaware of.

 

Thankfully, this is more than possible. With the following advice and thorough tips, we hope to help you understand when is customary to book a full roofing inspection or repair, and what signs may be used to help you know it’s the right time. Let us begin:

 

Lack Of Heat

 

If you’re continually finding it a challenge to retain the heat from your radiators or central heating system, odds are that you have some kind of insulation leak. This can be found in multiple places, such as an ill-fitted front door or perhaps window insulation that isn’t as effective as it once was. That being said, the roof is often the largest culprit in this scenario, as heat rises, and that means giving your roof one more inspection is important.

 

It’s Been Some Time

 

Your roofing will experience plenty of challenges as time wears on. From freezing and thawing temperatures, heavy winds, direct rain or hail-fall, or baking sunlight, all of this can damage and mold your roof as the years pass on. This might not be felt in a few years, but over twenty? There’s a chance that damages can spring. Considering how cheap an inspection is, and how cost-effective remedial work that catches an issue early can be, it’s worth considering the last time you have had the roof inspected, or if you have at all depending on how new you are to the home.

 

Heavy Weather

 

Heavy weather is important to consider. After all, a very heavy storm or intense rainfall is physically taxing on your entire property, and while it’s unlikely to blow your house down as some unfortunate properties in the Bahamas have recently experienced, little errors and issues can still occur. For example, loose roofing tiles can fall at an inopportune moment and cause real injury, as can loose gutter fittings, and damaged shingles can only ever contribute to the problem. If you go through a particularly bad bout of heavy weather and you’re unsure if your roofing, new or old, was up to the test, it’s important to have that checked out for certain.

 

With this advice, you’re sure to consider the real signs that your roof may need inspecting.

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