Protecting your home comes in many forms. You have to consider the best options for home insurance, protecting your home’s interior and exterior from the elements, and ensure that your family feels comfortable in that space you call your own. If you’re seeking home improvements that increase value for your own comfort or resale value, look no further.
Should I buy gutter guards?
Gutter guards are a simple, affordable, yet rewarding home upgrade. Can’t stand climbing onto your roof to clean out your gutters frequently? Gutter guards reduce–potentially eliminate–the need to dirty your hands with all of the muck collected over the months and years.
Take it from my personal experience: Our home has gutter guards and our detached garage does not. I check the home about once a year, to make sure that everything is all clear, but I have to make a chore out of going up onto the garage roof, putting on the proper gloves, and shoveling or spraying out everything that has collected two to three times a year. No one wants that kind of hassle.
LeafFilter is currently offering a free estimate, with 10% off and an additional $100 off of the discounted price if you choose to purchase.
How do I find the right home insurance?
Home insurance should never be an afterthought. The factors taken into account create a varied experience from person-to-person and state-to-state. A reputable home insurance firm in one state might be considered the worst in another. That is why we here at Slimmer Payments suggest doing your due diligence for your own area.
A factor to keep in mind is the policies that home insurance companies put in place to reduce their own losses when you are in desperate need of assistance. You might find yourself out of luck after incurring damages during a major storm system if your home insurance company pays out for repairs to your roof based on age and the severity of the damage. This is just one of the many policies that protect them rather than yourself.
There is a good chance that you are missing out on a better home insurance experience. Fortunately, free tools exist to help you discover what you are looking for.
Find the perfect home insurance for your family using the SmartFinancial Local Home Insurance Tool.
Where can I find home building and renovating assistance?
This is by far the most obvious home improvement advice you will ever hear. However, homebuying during the pandemic has altered the way in which buyers approach the market. With less competition, buyers have the lion’s share of choices. If you want to sell your home during the pandemic, your home needs to stand out from the competition.
However, the lack of market growth also means less people are willing to invest in renovations–giving you ample room to negotiate the best prices on home improvements with contractors.
If you dream of completely reimagining your bathroom (in a day, no less), we suggest the One Day Bathroom Remodels service. Boosting your home’s resale value in less than 24 hours might seem impossible but you will be pleasantly surprised.
Your tips for home improvements
How have you increased your home’s value during the pandemic? We want to know your favorite tips and services. Let us know in the comments below or at our newly launched LinkedIn page!