Want A Low-Maintenance Home? Six Things To Consider When Building

Written by  //  October 16, 2015  //  Construction Materials  //  No comments

From composite decking to low-maintenance kitchen counters, there are dozens of ways to have the home of your dreams without spending your weekends caring for it. Low-maintenance options allow you to have a durable, beautiful home that can withstand the test of time.

Aluminum or Steel Roofs

Opting for high-quality roofing materials is a must if you want a low-maintenance home, especially if you live in a region with snowy winters, rainy springs, or very hot, dry summers. Metal roofs are among those that require the least maintenance. Because of their long warranty and durability, metal roofing materials can save you both time and money in the future.

Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is affordable and easy to install, and can last for over 25 years with little maintenance. Thanks to a durable plastic-like topcoat, laminate flooring never requires refinishing, even though the flooring looks just like your favorite hardwood. Regular cleaning consists of sweeping and mopping with a damp mop, and most warranties last from 25 to 50 years.

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding is a versatile, long-lasting and low maintenance option for your home. Because aluminum siding is sold in a wide range of styles and colors, you can easily find an option that fits the overall style of your home. Aluminum siding generally comes with a warranty that covers material defects. Check out Marsh Building Products for aluminum siding options for your home.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is combined with resin to make these durable, non-staining countertops. Most quartz countertops are comparable in price to granite, but quartz has the advantage of an impervious finish that never needs sealed. Quartz countertops also typically have a lifetime guarantee against breaks, stains or other damage, are anti-microbial and are cleaned with mild soap and water.

Composite Decking

Composite decking has become a popular choice, as the material looks like natural wood, but resists weather damage better than other options. Composite decking can be cleaned with plain water, or soap and water, and has a life of approximately 25 years. Composite decking material are typically partially made from post-consumer materials, such as old milk jugs, and have an anti-microbial finish that resists mildew.

With modern materials, you can easily have a home that requires only basic maintenance and few repairs. Opt for products that have extended warranties, and you can rest easy knowing that you home is well-maintained without too much effort.

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