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  1. 1. Gfs1Easy Things To Do To Make Your House ElegantHome improvement is a great way to make your home look brand new. You can make your wallshave more life with a new coat of paint, save money on heating costs by adding more insulation, andother things. If you would like advice on home improvement, then read this article.Avoid making expensive renovations based on personal tastes. Spending $1,000 a tile on yourbathroom may seem like a good plan but the odds are if you eventually sell, you will not recoup thatmoney. If the change is not something that can be appreciated by someone other than you, considerdoing something different.RoofingRoofingYou can install your metal roofing right over top of old asphalt tiles. This will save you time and moneybecause you will not have costs involved in the removal. But if there are more than two layers theywill have to be removed first.Replacing a roof can be one of a homeowners biggest expenses. Get estimates from at least threeroofing companies and be sure to check their references. There are many options for new roofingmaterial, including lightweight tile and metal roofs, in addition to the more traditional wood shake andcomposite shingles. A good roofing contractor will help you decide.Make sure to have your home inspected before starting any major renovations. Checking for roofingissues, termites, electrical issues and plumbing beforehand can save you a lot of trouble down theroad. Finding issues like these when you are halfway through a renovation process can be anightmare on your budget.GuttersMake sure to clear your gutters from leaves and debris in the fall. The combination of being cloggedwith leaves and freezing water can cause damage to your home and actually cause basementleaking. Since it is not something you see everyday as a reminder, make a note on your "to do" list assoon as leaves start to fall.If you have decided to do your own repainting of your homes exterior, remember to paint surfacesfrom the top down. Begin first with the gutters. The fascia boards, and the eaves of your house. Whenthis part is finished, work your way downward to the main surfaces. You can save yourself aconsiderable amount of time by using a high-quality 4-inch brush. Check often for drips and streakssince they are more difficult to clean up after the paint is dried.
  2. 2. ChimneysChimneysDownspouts, gutters and chimneys are often overlooked when performing updates and maintenanceeach year. These are important aspects of the home and they need to be cleaned and maintained tobe sure they are working properly. If not cleaned regularly, chimneys can ignite, and pluggeddownspouts and gutters can result in water damage.The above tips are meant to be a helpful tool on your journey to home improvement success. Homeimprovement skills are a wonderful tool in any home owners toolbox. Taking care of small jobs now,can avoid costly, larger breakdowns later. Take back your property with your new knowledge of homeimprovement!roofing repair weston ma