Thoughtful and consistent exterior home maintenance is the key to keeping your home looking like new. Neighbors will appreciate your efforts and guests will feel welcomed by great curb appeal. You’ll be more prepared to sell your house when the time comes and you’ll save money by fixing problems when they’re still small versus major repairs (learn more by reading rotted window sill repairs).
As one of Newburyport’s remodeling companies, we visit homes throughout Boston’s north shore. We see homes that have been maintained and others that have been neglected. One of the biggest reasons homeowners neglect routine maintenance and repairs is they don’t know who to call. That’s why we’ve decided to expand our services to include home maintenance and repair services in the communities we serve. We’re leveraging our network of subcontractors we use for building and remodeling projects, and we’ll help you keep your home in tip top shape.
Roofing Repairs and Replacement
Roofing repairs are critical to exterior home maintenance as it’s your first line of defense to keep water, snow and ice out of your home. Repairs are needed due to storms (high winds, falling debris, hail storms and excessive snow loads) and natural wear and tear of your roofing materials, as they reach their end of life (generally 15 to 25 years based on exposure to the weather and salty air).
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Siding, Exterior Trim and Painting
Similar to your roof, siding is the outside layer that prevents water and debris from penetrating your home’s walls. Walls are built in layers from the siding to the vapor barrier over the sheathing, to the wall’s framing and insulation and finally your interior drywall. It’s important to keep water and moisture out, and conditioned air inside your home so always remember that painting your home’s wood exterior is about “protecting” your home.
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Doors and Window Repairs and Replacement
Windows represent a sizable portion of your wall space. They provide lots of natural sunlight, views of the outdoors and unfortunately, they also allow more conditioned air loss between your home and the outdoors. As your home ages, you will need to consider upgrading to more energy efficient windows and to a lesser degree, doors.
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Decks, Fencing, Porches and Patios
When the weather gets nice we like to move outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. You’ll enjoy your front porch or deck more, when it’s properly maintained. Any of these outdoor features made of wood need to be protected from the elements which is where consistent maintenance is needed, to maximize the life of each fixture.
Landscaping, Driveways, Walkways & More
A few steps away from the house, you likely have one or more walkways and a driveway. These need minor maintenance with your lawn, shrubs and trees taking most of your attention. Our network includes contractors to help with anything from landscaping to lawn care, pool maintenance. If you’re interesting in adding a garden shed, gazebo or sunroom, then we’ve got you covered too.