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A Short Walk-Around Your House Could Save You A Bundle

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of us are at home without a lot to do. Or, we’re working from home and noticing things about our homes we were unaware of pre-COVID. So why not conduct a self-assessment home check-up. When you have some extra time, download and print the attached repair checklist and walk the exterior of your home or just the areas you may be concerned with and see if you have any of the common home issues listed on the self-assessment repair checklist.

FREE DIY Exterior Home Checklist

As you walk your home, fill out the checklist to see how your home measures up. Be sure to document your checklist with photos in case you need new materials, or you need to call us for repairs. Everything on the list can and should be inspected at ground level. If you suspect damage or require maintenance on your roof or any area of your house requiring a ladder, we recommend contacting a professional. Call us about any item marked, “unsure.” We’ll look at your photo and let you know what we think.

Download The Checklist

What to do if your home passes the self-assessment?

The first step is to set back and admire your home’s pristine condition and pat yourself on the back for regularly maintaining your home. Now that you got that out of your system keep this checklist and use it to continually assess your home. If anything changes, get the area repaired. At the same time, it is a small quick fix issue.

What to do if you conduct The Assessment, and you have areas of concern?

Relax, it happens to the best of homes, and it’s fixable. Many of the issues on the checklist are DIY and can be done quickly on evenings of weekends. However, if you observe more complicated problems, its time to give SFW Construction a call. We can come in and conduct a targeted repair and get your home back to A+ condition. Most of the issues, if caught early, can be repaired quickly and efficiently by one of our highly trained carpenter crews. And we will dispose of the failing report discreetly, so you can print a new checklist fill it out, and then its time to put your “My Home Is On The Honor Roll” bumper sticker on your car. Regardless of what you do, regular exterior home maintenance will increase your home’s value over time. And, since we are all spending more time at home, you’ll feel better knowing it’s working and looking its best.

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