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Topcoat Construction Limited (TCL Associates): Tips on How to Repair and Maintain Your Home

Even in the aftermath of plummeting prices of homes in many developed countries as a result of the prevailing global economic crisis, a home remains one of the primary and essential commodities which are still beyond the reach of majority of low-income families in developing countries. Whether one owns a home or not, keeping it in proper condition is a necessary step toward achieving safety and comfort. Here are some tips homeowners or families, in general, need to know for maintaining a home: 1. Maintenance means prevention. The basic idea is to avoid having to repair something; hence, you prevent damages or defects before they happen. For instance, before leaks start to occur on your roofing, you need to check for possible sources of leaks, such as cracks or clogged debris inside downspouts. 2. Maintenance, as the word implies, also means keeping the proper condition of anything that is bound to have defects. In this case, the painting on a house has a certain expiry period before it deteriorates due to the elements. Hence, repainting must be done on or before the scheduled time, based on the actual condition of the coating. Neglecting this step will cause deterioration of walls. 3. Maintenance implies repairing something that has defects. And so, when a pipe leaks, we call the plumber to replace the pipe or the gasket or caulking that has given up. It can mean plugging up a leaky roof with epoxy or providing sealant on cracked window frames. 4. Maintenance may also require replacement of home parts. When a screen door no longer swings properly or its frame has been distorted or misaligned due to strong storm winds, it might need replacement instead of repair. A point will come when something no longer functions properly and must need a replacement; one must do so before greater damage occurs. 5. Maintenance can mean enhancing even when no damage has occurred. Maintaining a home may simply mean improving its value with upgrades in decoration or function (a new paint coating or an extension room). Turning a garage into a new room may actually prevent deterioration of the home due to constant exhaust gases and vibrations coming from the garage. 6. Finally, maintenance can also mean diversifying the utilization of the home. When a family takes a month-long vacation, it might be a good idea to lease it out to vacationers, especially if its location merits such a practice, or if the house has certain unique features that provides appeal for renters. Some homes are often rented by movie companies for its unique look or location. Although that may led to rapid deterioration of the home, the monetary return can cover up any physical deterioration. The best argument for doing so is the historical or "celebrity" value that the home gains from the temporary rental.  Most things decrease in quality and value through misuse or lack of use. Using a home fully, while maintaining it properly, can be the best option for homeowners. Compared to vacation homes that are left vacant and unused more than half of the year, a fully utilized home has a better chance of gaining value as well as character. For the ordinary homeowner, maintaining a home is the only way of prolonging its usability while keeping it value intact, if not appreciating.More of Topcoat Construction Limited (TCL GROUP) Review: http://www.topcoatconstructionltd.co.uk/

Asked by sarahbanker082725980

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9 answers

Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:00 am

Good tips. For those who can afford, of course. Many homes become rundown due to financial constraints. However, minimal maintenance must be done to prevent losing a home entirely. It's a tricky balance.

lauramacki161958929

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:00 am

With modern construction methods and materials, maintenance need not be really so expensive. Ceramic floor tiles, for instance, require lower maintenance work compared to wood tiles but are comparatively cheaper. Plastic doors have also replaced wooden doors, making it less prone to damage due to moisture and termites.

sia27white2813121

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:00 am

Also, balancing comfort and cost is a rule to follow, although you must also take into account safety. Plastic may be cheap but it has a lower sound-proofing ability. Tiles may be nice to look at; however, you cannot lie down on it on cold days as you could on wood.

hstorablau1509074

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:00 am

Many homeowners rent out portions of their property in order to raise some cash for repair and maintenance. That is a good idea as well.

davidlewis0801112429

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:00 am

The elements are the worst enemies of a home. Keeping a balance between cost and durability is the hard part. On the other hand, keeping a high marketability for a home through the use of the best materials can be an advantage in the long run.

el3nabrown1233003

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Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:48 pm

If you need home repairing or improvement you can take home improvement services https://ikhomepros.com/home-improvement/ and rely on the craftsmen.
Home improvement raises the price of the home that's why it is justified to invest in it when you sell your home.

andrewuser

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Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:04 am

If you need home repairing or improvement you can take home improvement services https://ikhomepros.com/home-improvement and rely on the craftsmen.
Home improvement raises the price of the home that’s why it is justified to invest in it when you sell your home.

andrewuser

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Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:53 pm

I am glad that more and more people understand that home appliances simply need repair prevention. many people think that it is normal not to clean the air conditioner for years and wonder why it suddenly broke. just find a good service for yourself ( for me it's https://promptappliancerepair.com/ ) and use their services for the long life of your equipment

EmeliCarrols

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Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:03 pm

And by the way, when, if not during the pandemic-to do their own home? There are a lot of cool ideas on the Internet that you can learn for yourself. For example, my husband and I have already borrowed this one https://doors22.com/make-affordable-and ... your-home/ . Housing takes on a completely different look with such solutions

EmeliCarrols

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