Most homeowners know that they need to keep their gutters clean, but not many know exactly what can happen when clogged gutters go unchecked for too long. Seasons in Michigan can wreak havoc on old, worn or sagging gutters. From the Winter ice dams to Fall foliage, most Michigan homeowners can’t catch a break. Cleaning out gutters might seem like a menial task, but failure to do so can cause major problems for a home.
If your home isn’t as warm as it should be in the winter or as cool as it should be in the summer, now may be the perfect time to address your home energy efficiency by turning your tax return into energy savings and financial savings. Homeowners can save about 10% of their total energy bills by sealing air leaks first, followed by adding insulation. Seal air leaks using caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping. Weatherizing your home this way is one of the most cost effective ways to improve energy efficiency and comfort. For a limited time, Modern Xterior is offering low cost attic and wall insulation options for Michigan homeowners.
Nothing shows a homebuyer that you love your home more than a fresh coat of paint. “Your home has to look better on the day of the open house than it’s ever looked before,” says Steve Clark, a real estate professional in Los Angeles. “If the back door is covered in scratch marks from the dog, you have to fix that.”Simple upgrades such as clean switchplates, new faucets and updated light fixtures can completely change a buyer’s opinion of your home.