When you are a high-value homeowner, you want to do everything in your power to uphold the look of your home, as well as its functionality. Your home is likely your biggest investment, so here are some ways to make sure it’s properly maintained.
Curb Appeal: You might not plan on selling your home anytime soon, but if you ever plan to, the exterior of your home needs to make a great impression. Create an attractive entrance to your home; improve or update the landscaping and ensure there is a clear walkway leading up to the house.
Repainting: How often you will need to update your paint is dependent on factors such as the environment, and whether or not you have children or pets. A home’s exterior typically can be repainted less than the interior, about every 10 years.
Update: Over the years, you will eventually need to replace appliances. With most people focusing on energy efficient models, it may be beneficial to look for that yourself, as this will increase the appeal of your home to future buyers.
Clean Regularly: Whether you hire housekeepers or do cleaning yourself, be sure to dust, vacuum and steam clean your carpets, clean the bathrooms and kitchen, etc. on a regular basis.
Protect Your Home From Pests: Termites, carpet beetles, and other pests can cause significant damage to your high-value home over time. Be aware of what bugs are common in your area and invest in pest control.
Check Plumbing: Even high-end appliances and high quality plumbing work can cause leaks after a certain number of years. Reduce the likelihood of this happening by checking faucets, toilets, showers, and pipes on a regular basis.
Roof Replacement: Your roofs lifespan will depend on the material that was used and environmental factors. Typically, an asphalt shingle roof will last about 15 years while on the more durable end, metal or tile roofs can last well over 50 years.
At Sinclair Risk & Financial Management, we work with many individuals and families throughout Connecticut and beyond to protect their high-value homes. Let us show you how we can do the same for you. Give one of our professionals a call at (877) 602-2305.