When it comes to maintaining a home, there are some tasks that should be done on a daily basis, while others should be done on a weekly, monthly, or even yearly basis. But some things can be checked even less frequently than that! Here are 3 things to check on every few years.
If you want your home to stay in good shape for as long as possible, you need to pay attention to what condition the outside of it is in. Your roof is an especially important area to focus on. Roofs are designed to last for a long time. How long specifically depends on the type of material used. Still, regardless of material, it’s a good idea to have the roof inspected at least every 3-5 years and get it repaired as needed.
Have you ever thought much about the amount of strain you’re constantly putting on your driveway? Think about it. Vehicles are heavy, and the driveway is constantly exposed to all sorts of weather conditions. Extreme temperatures, water, dryness, ice, and more can take a toll on the condition of your driveway. Sealcoating can protect your driveway against extreme weather. Pay attention to the condition of your driveway to get an idea of when it needs this protective maintenance. You should expect to have it done every 2-3 years.
Part of the purpose of maintaining your home is protecting its appearance and value. Repainting the exterior every 5-10 years can help with both of those things. No one wants to deal with a home that’s become an eyesore due to peeling paint. It’s something of an inevitability, thanks to the constant exposure to sun, wind, and rain. Help yourself out by going over your home’s paint on a yearly basis and do minor touch-ups. That will help keep your paint looking nice in the interim.
Keeping up on home maintenance requires you to have an understanding of the frequency at which different tasks should be done. Things like roof repair, driveway sealcoating, and exterior repainting only need to be done every few years, which may prompt a sigh of relief, considering how involved such projects can be. Do yourself a favor and have a schedule for each of the tasks that need to be done. That way you never have to wonder if you’re doing what you should to keep up on everything.
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