Top Five Home Maintenance Projects

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Manchester, NH , May 2010 – During National Remodeling Month this May, review some tips from professional remodelers on maintaining your greatest investment, your home. Regular home inspection and repair will help maintain the condition of your home and save on costly emergencies in the future.

An informal poll of professional remodelers revealed five tips for maintaining your home to keep it in top condition and support home value. Proper home maintenance should start with a regular inspection of the homes exterior and the heating and cooling system to ensure the home is running smoothly.

 

  1. Inspect the roof.

An examination of the roof will reveal spots that need repair, preventing leaks that ruin home interiors and valuables. Regular roof maintenance prevents roof problems leading to structural damages and other expensive emergencies.

 

  1. Add insulation.

Most houses can benefit from installing or repairing the insulation barrier in the home. Adequate attic insulation, in particular, keeps the home from losing energy with wasted heating and cooling. A better insulated home means less work for the heating and cooling system and lower energy bills.

 

  1. Repaint surfaces.

A fresh coat of paint does wonders for a home by updating the color palette and giving the home a shiny new start. Quality paint jobs also protect surfaces and prevent problems like rotting wood. Consider using no- or low-VOC paints for reducing fumes while drying and keeping the home air quality more comfortable.

 

  1. Monitor flashing and caulking.

Worn window flashing and caulking allows water to penetrate the walls, causing damage to drywall and framing. Asking a professional to inspect windows can prevent water intrusion, saving thousands in major repairs down the road. Additionally, examine caulking and sealing in bathrooms to ensure water isn’t leaking into walls or floors.

 

  1. Check the water heater and heating and cooling system.

Waiting until the water heater, furnace, or air-conditioning fails will cost more in emergency repairs. Bring in experts to assess these units to ensure they are functioning and receive needed repairs. Newer water heaters and HVAC systems can increase home efficiency, bringing down water and energy bills.

 

For more information about remodeling, visit www.libertyhillcosntruction.com

 

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About Liberty Hill Construction

Established in 1998 by Greg Rehm, General Contractor and Owner, Liberty Hill Construction LLC serves primarily the Bedford, NH area, as a contracting company specializing in client relations. With strong communication skills and various designations throughout the industry, he has built a contracting business that focuses on its customers. Liberty Hill Construction has completed over a hundred projects ranging from master suite additions, finished basements, great rooms, kitchen and bath remodels and additions, freestanding carriage houses and garages, sunrooms and decks.

About NAHB

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 205,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as “the voice of the housing industry," NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the almost 1.6 million new housing units projected for 2002, making housing one of the largest and most powerful engines of economic growth in the country..

 

 

 




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About Liberty Hill Construction

Established in 1998 by Greg Rehm, General Contractor and Owner, Liberty Hill Construction LLC serves primarily the Bedford, NH area, as a contracting company specializing in client relations. With strong communication skills and various designations throughout the industry, he has built a contracting business that focuses on its customers. Liberty Hill Construction has completed over a hundred projects ranging from master suite additions, finished basements, great rooms, kitchen and bath remodels and additions, freestanding carriage houses and garages, sunrooms and decks. 
About NAHB

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 205,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. Known as “the voice of the housing industry," NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the almost 1.6 million new housing units projected for 2002, making housing one of the largest and most powerful engines of economic growth in the country. 
About the Remodelers™ Council

The NAHB Remodelers™ Council is the department of the National Association of Home Builders that represents and serves the interests of its 10,000 remodeler members as well as other NAHB members involved in the remodeling industry. Through a federation of 150 local Remodelers Councils nationwide, and the national office, the Council provides information, education and certification to improve the business and construction expertise of its members and to enhance the professional image of the industry. "Remodeler" is the trademarked identifier of NAHB members active in the remodeling industry. For more information on the 

For More information: 
Liberty Hill Construction, 58 Liberty Hill Road, Bedford, NH 03110 Phone: 603.472.4414 www.libertyhillconstruction.com. 

Remodelers™ Council and the CAPS program, Sean Downey, 800-368-5242 ext. 8451. 

NAHB, 1201 15th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005 (800) 368-5242 www.nahb.com.


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