Home Upgrades You Shouldn’t Put Off

Homeowners all across the United States have to contend with severe weather, leaky pipes, and broken down appliances, and always at the worst possible times. Home upgrades and repairs come at you fast if you aren’t careful.

This is why families have to prioritize home improvement projects and repair works. Whether you are looking for your next Energy Star refrigerator or need replacement shingles for your roof surface, the work never stops, and neither can you.

Prioritize the roof.

Your roof is one of the most important components of your entire home. Typically a roof lasts for about 20 years, but poor maintenance, heavy weather systems, or sheer bad luck can reduce this lifespan dramatically. This means that you must climb up on the roof once or twice a year and inspect the roof surface for weathering, mildew, mold growth, investigate any signs of animal penetration into the home, and conduct debris cleaning.

One good way to extend the life of your roof is to consider the application of a roof coating. Acrylic coatings and silicone coatings protect your roof surface from UV damage and provide a measure of reflectivity that will help equalize the interior air temperature better for your family’s comfort. Adding a coat of silicone or other membrane coating material to your roof will extend the life of your roof for a number of years and give you peace of mind in knowing that your home will remain secure from the elements outside.

Update the kitchen.


Family homes with an old or small kitchen often tend to feel cramped. This is because the kitchen is usually centrally located within the home and provides an overall direction to the energy in the space. a small kitchen that boasts aging appliances or old paint can make the rest of the home feel a bit drab. Upgrading your kitchen space with new granite countertops, large tile flooring, and even new stovetops and other appliances can immediately boost the energy in this space and improve the total flow of comfort and relaxation within your home.

As well as a quality of life upgrade for you and your family, a new kitchen is a great sales pitch when moving and looking to cash in on your home’s value. Not only does a new kitchen increase the price tag of your home, but it also creates more buzz around the property, leading to increased foot traffic and online searches for your property. The more interest the higher you can sell your home for. This change can give you a happier life in the home and more buying power when you ultimately decide to move on to bigger and better things.

Keep your air conditioning unit in good working order.


Yearly maintenance check-ins with your local AC technician are crucial to maintaining a comfortable and efficient household. Just like the roof, a significant and important portion of your AC system is situated outside and is liable to develop debris, rust, or other contaminants that can cause damage to the other, more protected components if left unchecked.

Your air conditioning system maintains comfort throughout your home and is critically important during this time of distance-based education and working hours. While more of us are staying indoors, we are relying on our air conditioning and other core systems to provide us with the comfort and healthy living that we are accustomed to. In order to achieve this though you will need to make a commitment to routine maintenance and fast thinking when a problem does arise.

Routine maintenance is crucial to a happy and healthy lifestyle. Don’t skimp on the essentials.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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