If you are thinking of selling your property, it is important to update and maintain your home regularly.
1. Wash the exterior. Over the years, dirt, grime and cobwebs can collect on your homes exterior. A pressure wash can remove this build up and give your home a fresh look. Washing the windows inside and out, cleaning out the gutters, downspouts and all doors including garage doors can give a surprising effect.
2. Paint. Update your home with a coat or two of paint in the same colour or choose a new shade. If you'd like to paint it the same colour, scrape a small swatch and bring it to the paint store to match it. Also paint the door, trim and shutters in a shade that complements the rest of your home. Remember to prep the surface area before you start painting to help the paint last longer. (Avoid unusual colours if you're planning to sell soon, because your home could be appraised lower if it doesn't fit in with comparable homes in the market.)
3. Install vinyl siding. Use of vinyl siding can protect the exterior of your home. Vinyl and premium vinyl siding are offered in a wide range of colours and are durable and low maintenance.To keep it looking new, clean with a power washer periodically. *Although vinyl siding tends to be low maintenance, you may have to replace if you notice moisture or damage from hail, wildlife or extreme weather.
4. Repair or replace the roof. If the roof is in good shape, hire a professional to clean it and remove moss and dirt that have built up. If your roof is due for a replacement, it may be best to do so before you list it.