Owning a home isn’t for everyone. If you do not have the time or funds for routine maintenance then living in a condo or renting may be better for you. Winter weather can be hard on a house. It’s very important to take precautions for freezing temperatures. Servicing the furnace annually each Fall is a must and helps the HVAC system run more efficiently. Making sure you disconnect garden hoses from outside spigots and making sure heat reaches to all indoor plumbing will help prevent busted water pipes.
It’s really interesting to think about the construction and maintenance of houses throughout the Country. Depending on what region and climate a home is located will determine how a house is built and what types of materials are used. Just think about the difference of a house in Alaska versus a house in South Florida. One probably doesn’t need Air Conditionally while the other one doesn’t use much heat. And, some houses are made of brick or stone while other houses are wrapped in vinyl siding. All of these variations of construction affect the maintenance of a house. And, Buyers need to consider continuous home maintenance when considering a home purchase.
We have a checklist that can help with routine maintenance. Email us for a copy!