When you make any large investment, you will naturally want to check up on this investment and perform any maintenance that is required. Take a car for example. You want your car to run for as long as possible, or at least as long as you own the car. You take it in when the “check engine” light comes on, and you perform regular maintenance to ensure that it is performing at its peak. A custom home is not much different.
If you have just completed building your custom home, congratulations! But, the work is not over yet. You’re probably thinking that maintaining a custom home requires endless chores, it can be done easily with a systematic approach. Giving your home the TLC it needs helps maintain its longevity, performance, resale value, and aesthetic. Keep reading to learn more about how to maintain your home and how it helps, and to learn more about custom homes in Northern Colorado or to start yours, give us a call today.
Monthly Home Maintenance Tips
These monthly home maintenance tips extend beyond chores. In addition to keeping the interior and exterior of your home nice and clean, monthly home maintenance recommendations include things like cleaning your pool if you have one, cleaning your hood filter, testing out are garage door openers, and doing any work on your landscaping. Individually these tasks may seem small and inconsequential, but, when they build up you will notice. These issues may begin to affect your home’s function and your function within your home. You may even want to include things like cleaning your sink disposal or even cleaning out your fridge and wiping down surfaces. These may seem like menial tasks but they make a big difference when you consider how you feel about your home.
Quarterly Home Maintenance Tips
There are a great deal of maintenance jobs that do not have to be done monthly but rather could be done quarterly. These tasks may include keeping an eye on plumbing, as a leaky faucet or a running toilet could happen out of nowhere. These otherwise small issues could spiral into larger issues when left alone. Save yourself the panic by simply keeping an eye on appliances and plumbing, as sort of preventive maintenance, so you can avoid larger, more expensive issues down the road. Every few months, check out the hidden pipes that are behind cabinets or in your basement to ensure there are no leaks Or condensation, and make repairs as needed.
Along the same lines check toilets and sinks in bathrooms you don’t use often, checking for leaks and also making any repairs necessary. It may also be a good idea to look at your water heater and ensure it is also functioning properly draining out any sediment that has built up.
Along with your more frequent home maintenance chores, it could be a good idea to assess the exterior of your home. Around the perimeter of your home checking for areas where the trim needs a touch-up, any cracks that can be fixed with caulking, any leaks, and any other damage that could compromise the function of your home.
Seasonal Home Maintenance Tips
Every new season it is recommended that homeowners Create a list complete a list of somewhat dreaded but necessary maintenance tasks. These tasks include cleaning your gutters and performing any roof maintenance that you find necessary. These tasks are often overlooked by homeowners, but play an essential role in the security and functionality of your home. It is important to note that gutter build-up can lead to an overflow of water that can lead to Landscaping damage as well as roofing damage. Roof damage is something you want to avoid at all costs. When a new season rolls around it is good to have a roofing professional perform A roofing inspection to check for any repairs that are needed.
Before winter, and perhaps even in the fall, it is a good idea to perform landscaping maintenance like clearing dead leaves, and pruning any trees so you avoid tree failure and potentially roof damage if your tree happens to hang over your roof. These are all seemingly big tasks, but the potential damage they cause if not done, is much bigger.
Long-Term Home Maintenance Tips
In addition to everything else listed above, it is important to regularly perform tasks that contribute to the longevity of your home. These tasks could range from HVAC maintenance as well as deep cleaning your home. If you have a chimney, proper maintenance should also be on your list. Larger-scale be sure to spaced-out repainting the exterior of your home along with siding window castings door casings and more. If you have stone elements, they should be inspected for large cracks in mortar or caulk, and sealed to prevent long-term water penetration.
Owning a home, let alone building a custom home, is no small feat. It requires patience, time, and a large investment of energy and resources. However, when you think about the long-term payoff and the countless memories you’ll be making, it is all worth it. If you are interested in building a custom home in Northern Colorado, then Splittgerber Custom Home Builders is your go-to team. with over 40 years of experience, no one has the expertise, attention to detail, and expert craftsmanship like we do. To learn more about our custom home contractors, or to get in touch, give us a call today.