There are so many aspects of your exterior home elements that seem to require frequent maintenance. Taking special care of your home’s exterior will help it last and stay looking fresh longer, ultimately resulting in a higher property value and better curb appeal.
Exterior Home Elements: Roofing
Roofing is one of the most important aspects of your home’s exterior. Your roof protects everything else beneath it. So make sure you have routine inspections on your roof to replace any missing or non functioning shingles.
Keeping your roof clean and working properly will ensure that you won’t have leaks. But even more than that, a properly functioning roof will also save you money in the form of your heating and cooling bills. Functioning roofs help keep the heat in your home as well as the cool.
Asphalt paving is a great choice for a driveway. But like any other material, it needs maintenance. The constant weight and pressure from your vehicles can cause asphalt paving to crack. But being aware of this and being vigilant about inspecting your driveway can help you fix any issues before they get out of hand.
There are a few things you can do to care for your asphalt and prevent major damage. Try to eliminate standing water as quickly as possible because it tends to make the asphalt expand and then crack. You should also have someone repair and fix cracks as quickly as possible, so they don’t expand and become harder to manage.
Exterior Home Elements: Gutters
When it comes to your home exterior, it’s easy to forget about your gutters. They’re relatively out of sight and it’s sometimes difficult to really tell if they are or aren’t functioning properly. But failing to ensure that this aspect of your home is in good repair could result in other serious consequences.
If your gutters aren’t working properly, you may end up having water run down the side of your house instead of through the gutters to the ground. When this happens, your siding could be damaged. And if allowed to continue like this long enough, you may end up having mold or other more expensive problems to fix.
In summary, it’s essential that you pay careful attention to the state of your home exterior. Ensuring that your driveway stays crack free will help it last much longer and stay looking clean. Additionally, though it may be more difficult to keep tabs on your roof and gutters, doing so will save you money and protect the rest of your house as well.
Read this next: How Regular Maintenance Can Save Homeowners Money
See you at a meeting soon!
The Southwest Florida Real Estate Investment Association is the leading source of SWFL real estate investing events that provide investment education and networking in southwest Florida. We analyze the housing market and foreclosures and provide information, education and networking events in order to build a network and knowledge base for investors and potential investors. Our members include real estate agent, brokers, investors, hedge fund managers, rehabbers, wholesalers and more.
Our SWFL REIA General Meeting is held in Fort Myers where we provide education on hot topics in investing and an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow investors. You’ll get a chance to ask for advice from successful real estate professionals and even make a few deals on your latest projects.
To become a member, anyone can register as an individual, a couple, or a corporation. Being a member opens the doors for endless networking opportunities, advice from members with decades of experience, new ideas from entrepreneurs, camaraderie with those just beginning, and deals and contracts done in the meeting room. For those interested in Cape Coral rental property investment and/or Fort Myers rental property investment, SWFL REIA will be able to provide a network to help launch a successful investment career.
The SWFL REIA is known and respected as a source of current, actionable and useful information about the housing market in the area that we meet.
We meet twice a month.
One of the premier sources for real estate investing networking and education is the SWFL REIA. In the real estate world, the SWFL REIA is different in that they do not do information product sales. Their meetings are focusing on the best ways of investing in real estate by collaborating with other property investors who are sharing their experiences.
We look forward to meeting you at a meeting soon!
Click here for membership information
Get our meeting notices and market data emailed to you.