Home improvement and repair is an important part of home ownership. You bought a house to provide you and your family a sense of security and stability. Your pride of ownership is reflected on how well you maintain your home. Once you own a house, there is required ongoing maintenance and repair that is needed to protect your largest investment. Overlooking or ignoring minor repairs leads to more expensive repairs down the road.
For example, in Oregon, water damage is a major concern, both outside and inside your home. Keeping you home beautiful and secure from seasonal weathering requires constant vigilance. Ignoring leaking faucets and drain pipes can lead to expensive dry rot issues. Many tasks are seasonal, such as cleaning gutters and changing furnace filters. You will soon learn to prioritize what needs to be done.
Many home improvement and repair projects may require specific knowledge and experience that you may not have. For these projects you will need to hire a contractor. Make sure the contractor is licensed with the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board.
Doing home repairs and maintenance yourself can save you a lot of money and provide much self-satisfaction. Home improvement stores sell tools and supplies specifically directed at the do-it-your-selfer. Once you acquire a few basic skills, completing maintenance and repair tasks becomes a rewarding part of owning your own home.
If you are planning on selling your home, some home improvement jobs can help your home sell quicker and for more money. Anything that improves curb appeal has a very good return on the money spent.
Wayne Pruner is a Realtor in Tigard Oregon. I have also been a licensed contractor since 1990. I am ready to help you save money when you buy or sell your home. I know the Tigard Oregon real estate market and I have been tracking housing data for years. You will only get straight answers and great advice from me. My direct phone number is 503-891-0795 and my email is email@example.com.
Licensed in the State of Oregon