When it comes to viewing a property, first impressions are all important. There are many simple ways that you can make big improvements to the exterior of your property and impress potential buyers.
Frequently checking and maintaining your guttering can prevent any major problems from occurring. It’s important to regularly check your system as there could be blockages in the gutter or leaks caused by rusty or lose joints. Damaged sections of pipes or joints can create damp patches in your home which can cost hundreds of pounds to fix. Maintaining your guttering is an easier and often cheaper solution to replacing it once it’s no longer useful. If your pipes and gutters are beyond repair and simply can’t be fixed then make sure you choose the appropriate materials to replace them. UPVC is a popular choice as it’s easy to maintain due to the material being lightweight and easy to fix to walls and roofs and it doesn’t require painting.
Garage doors cover a huge amount of space at the front of your home so you need to make sure that they are in good working condition and look presentable. If they look tired and outdated then consider investing in a new set. It might seem like a luxurious option but automatic garage doors which slide open at the touch of a button would be a good decision if you are looking to sell your property. They are easy to use, perfect in rainy weather and appear impressive even though they are in fact becoming more affordable. Always make sure that whatever mechanism you go for, the style of the doors complements the look of the rest of your home. If you live in an older and more traditional property for example then choose the doors which are the most sympathetic to the building. Most garage doors are available in steel, wood and glass reinforced polyester so it’s important to consider the material and finish you require as well as the overall look and style of your garage doors. Continue reading