Many people are ‘tightening their belts this year. It requires homeowners to prioritize which home maintenance jobs to spend money on. There are many jobs which are relatively easy for homeowners to complete themselves, such as painting and decorating. However, there are some jobs where it really pays off to get in a professional. It is helpful to spend some money on these jobs because of the long-term impact or value for money. Here is a list of some jobs where it pays off to get in a professional.
Outside Window Cleaning
Hiring a professional to clean the outside of your windows can represent good value for money. Particularly if you live in a two-story house, washing the outside of windows can be difficult and take a lot of time. The window cleaner in my neighborhood charges around $10 to clean the outside windows of a four-bedroom two-story house.
You can book the window cleaner to return at regular intervals, such as every two weeks. It gives you one less home maintenance task to worry about. Also, this job does not require indoor access. Therefore, you don’t have to rearrange your schedule to be at home when the work is done.
Be sure to choose to your window cleaner wisely, so that you know they are trustworthy. Recommendations from your neighbors are useful in finding the right person.
Roofs and leakage problems are one area that you can’t afford to ignore. Water damage can cause so many long-term costs that it is well worth spending the money to fix leakage problems. However, you don’t have to have the whole roof replaced at once and may be able to pace the repair according to your budget.
If you are too busy to garden, hiring a professional for a few hours to a day each week can represent good value for money. Keeping weeds at bay and nurturing your plants and trees pays off in the long run. A mature garden is much easier to care for than a young one. Therefore, if you put your house on the market in the future, there will be less work to do. Also, constant care outdoors will give your house an attractive appearance. Attractive gardens contribute to raising the value of property in your neighborhood.