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If you’re a homeowner, it’s likely that your home is the most expensive thing you own. It’s a major investment, and it requires constant care. As a homeowner, you’ll find that maintenance is a constant. For our first blog post, and for a few of our upcoming blogs, we’re going to be delving into some home maintenance tips that you can follow to keep your home tip-top! Here’s how we suggest keeping up with the maintenance around your home.

Monitor your roof

Your roof is crucial to the integrity of your property. With a properly maintained roof, rain just runs off and shoots through your gutters and downspouts. With a damaged roof, rain can make its way into your attic, your ceilings and your walls. With a properly maintained roof, snow isn’t a problem. It can settle on your roof by the feet. With a damaged roof, snowfall could be a major hazard. A foot of snow could cause a collapse, and that endangers the safety of you and others.

We can help determine how old the roof is on your next home as part of the purchasing process.

If you own already, be sure to keep an eye on your roof. If you have shingles, always look for visible damage: Are shingles sliding off the roof? Are your shingles bare? If you have a tile roof, look for cracks and tiles that are out of place. If you notice any damage across the surface of your roof, it’s time for a fix.

Check your HVAC system

HVAC systems are built to last, but they aren’t built to last forever! Certain components in your HVAC system could last fewer than 15 years. It’s best to monitor the health of your HVAC units and have them checked at least once per year to ensure that they’re maintained and far from the brink of a breakdown. Again, if you’re home shopping, we can find out the age of the HVAC components in any home you are considering purchasing.

If you’re a homeowner already, you’ll want to pay extra attention to your furnace. A faulty furnace can be a real hazard, and it’s one of the most dangerous appliances in your home should it fail.

Well, those are my two tips for today surrounding home maintenance. Check back soon for part 2 and 3 of home maintenance tips and other great content on this blog. And as always, count on the Masters Real Estate Group for exceptional services whenever you’re looking for a new property!

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Scott Masters
Owner / Agent
Masters Real Estate Group