7 Home Maintenance Projects You Might Overlook – But Really Need to Do

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In this month's Patterson Group newsletter, we have provided summer backyard inspiration, a guide to the home maintenance projects that you may be missing, a GORGEOUS featured listing to gawk at, and of course so much more. Enjoy.

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The Patterson Group's Top 6 Backyard Summer Updates

July equals Florida HEAT. This means you fall into one of two categories: "Let's get tanning!" or "Bring on the A/C." For those that fall into the former category and prefer to take advantage of the Florida sun, you may be thinking of your next backyard project. Maybe you've already hung up the popular outdoor string lights and you're not sure where to focus your energy next. Well, we did some research and selected our favorite project ideas to transform your backyard into the personal oasis of your dreams. Here's six to get the inspiration flowing.

7 Home Maintenance Projects You Might Overlook–But Really Need to Do

By Margaret Heidenry| November 6th, 2019

The big improvements always get all the glory—the classic kitchen remodel, the bathroom addition, the transformation of a once creepy basement into a media room. But what about all those little projects around the house?

Sure, they may not be as gratifying as ripping out 1980s cabinets, but tackling necessary home maintenance chores now will save you big headaches down the road. So before you undertake another huge home improvement, check out these projects that you might have neglected—but really should take on.

1. Clean your exhaust fans

“Two maintenance areas that home buyers often overlook have to do with fans—bathroom exhaust fans and attic or ventilation fans,” says Kathleen Kuhn, the CEO and president of HouseMaster.com, a home inspection franchise.

Bathroom exhaust fans play an important role in reducing odor as well as moisture, which helps prevent mold and mildew. And attic or ventilation fans are designed to expel hot air from the top of a home and draw cooler air in. This helps save energy and reduces the potential for costly heat-related damage to the roof or roof framing.

Both fans should be cleaned and wiped down every three months to ensure they are functioning properly.

2. Fix broken window seals

“One of the most harmful delayed maintenance issues I see in the field is broken window seals,” says real estate agent Jodi Moody of Smoky Mountain Realty in Lenoir City, TN. A homeowner might notice a piece of caulk peeling up around a window’s edge and think it’s no big deal. Most often, it simply goes unnoticed.

“Unfortunately, once a window seal is broken, problems are created that homeowners can’t see until major damage occurs,” says Moody.

Those problems include moisture, condensation, mildew, mold, and wood rot, which build up in the window framing and eventually move into the wall. Entire window frames and even sections of flooring can eventually rot, due to the moisture seeping in through missing or damaged window caulk.

“Homeowners should inspect their windows twice a year, and repair any cracked or torn caulk, rubber seals, or damaged wood as soon as possible,” says Moody.


3. Repair small foundation cracks

Foundation cracks can naturally develop over time. And though tiny cracks may not be a problem at first, it’s a good idea to patch them before they increase in size. Large cracks could result in your having to replace the foundation completely, which could cost you big bucks.

“You can repair a small crack with a concrete sealer that you can find at any home improvement store,” says Sacha Ferrandi, founder and principal of Texas Hard Money and Source Capital Funding.

Continue reading article at: https://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/home-maintenance-projects-you-have-to-do/

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