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Windows That Can Handle Washing
Everyone knows that the main reason a power bill goes up in the winter is that there's generally a weak point in your windows or doors. Leaky windows are something that invites insect life and moisture into your home and is usually old enough that they're difficult to keep clean.
If you're noticing your energy bills have skyrocketed, and there's no way you can keep up with the insect life or mold that's suddenly in your home: it's time to replace your windows. Find window replacement inserts that match your home's style, and you'll give your property a fresh look while also keeping it clean and energy-efficient.
Tiled Bathrooms with Less Grout
Tile and bathrooms go together perfectly, but grout is hard to clean. When tiling your bathroom, remember that you can have grout lines as small as 1/16". This allows the grout to reach all the way to the bottom but is also thin enough so that you don't have to worry about a lot of grout discoloration over time. Larger tiles with more delicate grout lines can make a bathroom feel more spacious while staying clean and good-looking.
Ensure that whatever tile you get is slip-resistant and safe for use in a bathroom to ensure nobody falls or is injured.
Siding That Can Be Pressure Washed
Pressure washing is the best-kept secret to any home's exterior and ensures that your home looks brand new for years on end. Steel siding can stand up well against a yearly pressure washing and also allows you to paint it whenever you want a completely new look. Not only does this type of siding protect your home from moisture, temperature fluctuations, and insect life, when you pressure wash it, steel siding looks fresh and untouched.
The average pressure washer is less than a hundred dollars to rent for a day and will give you a chance to clean your home's exterior just once a year after pollen season passes through the area.
Updates Are a Chance to Make a Property Less Work
Although the main goal of any update is to ensure you can create a property with more value and visual appeal: it should also be to create a home that's more comfortable to live in. Save yourself a lot of time and work, and make a property that's easy to clean and easier to love living in.
Andrea Erickson is a contributor to Innovative Building Materials. She is a blogger and content writer for the real estate industry. Andrea is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that increase property value, maximize energy savings, and turn houses into homes.