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How to keep your property in pristine condition

Acquiring property is a huge investment, and even after a successful purchase, months of meticulously planned renovations and deliberations over furnishings can stall proceedings almost indefinitely.

Because of the sheer scale of the finances involved, as well as the amount of time invested, you want to be sure that your home retains its lustre years and years after work has concluded.

To help you do just that, we have carefully curated this list of tips on how best to keep your property in pristine condition.

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Protect the exterior of your home from the elements

Protect the exterior of your home from the elements

Your property’s first line of defence against the elements is whatever its exterior is coated with. Regular paint will crack, fade and disappear in the face of tumultuous weather conditions, which is why it is so important to select exterior wall coatings that are more hard-wearing. High quality wall coatings possess all of the visual appeal of regular paint whilst offering superb water resistance and resilience in the face of wind, snow, rain and sun. What distinguishes wall coatings from regular paint is the incorporation of high performing resins and materials, which are proven to forestall the deterioration of paint by years.

Keep gutters clear of debris to prevent damage

As much as pre-empting wear and tear with quality materials will help, an inevitable part of keeping your home in great condition is to regularly carry out a series of regular checks – one of the most important of which is checking your gutters. Left unchecked, gutters can fill with debris – leading to blocked drains and even severe damage to your roofing. Excess water can seep into the walls, resulting in damage to brickwork and mortar joints. Getting your hands on a telescopic gutter cleaning tool will allow you to do the job without resorting to the use of a ladder.

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Another area of the home that requires frequent upkeep is the garden

Garden upkeep is important

Another area of the home that requires frequent upkeep is the garden. Unkempt, overgrown grasses reek of a neglected home – far from ideal. Whether you enlist the services of a professional gardener or choose to do the work yourself, you need to be sure of a neat, manicured lawn and properly positioned flowers to maintain the stellar aesthetic of your property.

Maintaining kerb appeal

Kerb appeal refers to the visual appeal your property has to anyone who might wander by. And guaranteeing the kerb appeal of your home requires careful attention is paid to the appearance of your front door as well as your garden. Wooden doors are a timeless signifier of quality and class but without proper staining and treatment, they can wither, degenerate and decay in changing weather and temperatures – giving quite the opposite impression.

By following these tips, you can make certain that all of the time, effort and money that goes into acquiring property in the first place does not go to waste over time.