As the winter nears its end and the snow starts to melt, it’s time to start planning for the upcoming spring season in Colorado. According to a recent article in U.S. News & World Report, April is a great time to explore Colorado for its warmer temperatures and exciting events. You can explore the state’s biggest cities and high country, with many exciting events happening throughout the month. Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs are vibrant and bustling cities that offer a range of experiences for visitors and locals alike. Additionally, the Taste of Vail and various music festivals are some of the many highlights of this season. Because of Colorado’s desirability during this time of year, it’s important to keep an eye on your home value and ensure you’re maximizing your investment.
While the oncoming warmer temperatures in April provide a perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, it’s also an ideal time for homeowners to start preparing their properties for the upcoming months. In fact, spring is the best time of year to sell a home in Colorado, with March, April, and May being particularly good months for sellers (Source: Clever Real Estate). With fewer homes on the market than during the summer, it’s prime time to put your property up for sale.
That said, it’s important to make sure your home is in tip-top shape before putting it on the market. To help you with this, we will provide some valuable seasonal house maintenance tips for maintaining your home’s value. By following these tips, you can ensure your home is in the best possible condition and maximize its value when you’re ready to sell.
At Axium Inspections, we understand that a well-maintained home not only provides peace of mind but also helps to preserve its value.
With that said, here are some tips to help you maintain your home’s value:
Inspect Your Roof
Your roof is one of the most important yet neglected parts of your home, and winter weather can take a toll on it. Inspect your roof for any damage, such as missing or cracked shingles, and have them repaired immediately.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts play a vital role in protecting your home from water damage. Make sure to clean them out in the spring and fall to prevent clogs and blockages.
Check Your HVAC System
Your HVAC system works hard to keep your home comfortable, but it needs regular maintenance to operate efficiently. Have a professional inspect and service your system before the summer heat arrives.
Seal windows and doors
Air leaks can cause your energy bills to skyrocket, so make sure to seal any gaps around windows and doors. Caulking and weatherstripping are inexpensive and effective ways to keep your home’s energy efficiency up.
Inspect Your Foundation
The foundation of your home is what keeps it standing, so it’s essential to inspect it regularly for any cracks or damage. If you notice any issues, have them repaired by a professional.
These are just a few tips we shared to help maintain your home’s value throughout the year and you can click here to read our past article on how to add a sense of luxury to your home to increase home value. Stay tuned for more in our upcoming newsletters. At Axium Inspections, we offer a wide range of services to help you keep your home in top condition, including home inspections, radon testing, and mold testing.
We hope you find these tips helpful; we look forward to serving all your home inspection needs. If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an inspection, please do not hesitate to contact us.