Ongoing Maintenance Will Save Your Building in the Long Run, Part I
Checklist for Maintenance
It doesn’t matter if you have a brand new home, own an old factory building or have something only a couple of decades old, ongoing maintenance is key.
Every season, there should be a checklist of tasks to complete to ensure you continue to keep the equity in your property. Could you imagine paying on a unit for 30 years, only to find out the value is the same (or even less!) than when you originally purchased it?
There are a few simple things that you can keep in mind to make the whole process a lot easier. To begin with, start at the top and work your way down. Go outside, take several steps back and evaluate the top of your house.
Did strong winter winds affect the chimney at all? Are there any shingles missing or roof damage? You want to address your roofing issues right away, that way when spring rains come, you won’t be dealing with even more problems from the inside.
One simple leak could start to rot the wood and interior of the home or commercial office building.
If you have owned your home for a long time, it’s always good to have a routine home inspection done if you feel there are any issues at all. A reputable, reliable contractor can give you a fair quote or provide the peace of mind knowing that no major work needs to be done.