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EXHIBIT THE EXTERIOR

Front Door Area

  • Power wash & repaint the exterior door

Roof and Gutters

  • Repair or replace loose, damaged or blistered shingles
  • Clean gutters and downspout strainers
  • Check gutters for leaks and proper alignment
  • Inspect flashings around roof stacks, vents, skylights and chimneys
  • Clear obstructions from vents, louvers and chimneys
  • Check fascias and soffits for decay and peeling paint
  • Inspect chimney for any loose or missing mortar

Exterior Walls

  • Re-nail loose siding and check for warping or decay
  • Paint siding, if necessary
  • Check masonry walls for cracks or any other damage
  • Replace loose or missing caulking

Driveway

  • Repair concrete or blacktop, if necessary

Garage

  • Lubricate hinges and other hardware on your garage door
  • Inspect doors and windows for any peeling paint
  • Check condition of glazing around all windows
  • Test electrical outlets

Foundation

  • Check walls, steps, retaining  walls, walkways and patios for cracks, heaving or crumbling

Lawn

  • Mow lawn, reseed or sod, if necessary
  • Trim hedges, prune trees and shrubs
  • Weed and mulch flower beds

Landscaping Affects Property Value

Those trees in your yard provide more than just shade. According to a recent study by the U.S. Forest Service, trees can increase a home’s value by three to seven percent. Meanwhile, poor landscape design can actually decrease property values by up to 10-percent according to a 2003 study published in the Journal of Environmental Horticulture.