Walking into your new custom home gives an exciting feeling, especially after you’ve settled everything into place. A fresh, brand new home is certainly a joy. While this is a home just built with no history besides its construction and present existence, it too will need to stand the test of time. With the following maintenance tips for your custom home, you can prevent future breakdowns and extend the lifetime of your home for decades to come.
The roof will be one of the parts of your home requiring a greater amount of attention. You’ll want to periodically check for leaks, missing shingles, discoloring from mold, fungus, or mildew, and other sorts of damage. Also, check the vent pipes (the metal pipes sticking out of your roof) for damage or rusting.
The Windows and Doors
Next on the list of top items to maintain are the windows and doors. A leaky or stiff window or door can truly leak out the air you wish to keep in your home. For stiff windows, wiping a silicone lubricant on the guides will ease the issue. For leaks, one can seal it with caulking, weather strips, and more.
Walls will suffer a little wear and tear over the years. Rubbed-off paint, or a dent here and there, may be inevitable. A bit of caulking, sanding, and repainting are a quick and effective fix.
The HVAC System
Your heating and air conditioning system needs regular maintenance to keep performing at its best. Change the air filter once every two to three months, and call a professional to clean the air ducts and inspect for any rust or other issues when necessary.
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Perhaps once a year, you will want to test your detectors to make sure they are still in top condition, and change batteries if necessary.
Faucets and Drains
For seldom-used faucets, run them on occasion to keep them running smoothly. If your usual declogging formula isn’t clearing up a drain, you may want to call a professional.
Clean the gutters! Prevent little tree saplings from making a roof garden and dead leaves from congesting your exterior drainage system and cultivating mold.
As for your landscape, trim the trees and shrubbery about 3 inches apart from your home. Keep tree branches from hanging over your roof, and keep the plants happy.
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