Priority Repairs and Checklist After Inspection/Buying Home

If you recently moved or finished up a home inspection, you’ve got a lot on your plate. That being said, we know it can be hard to devote attention or time to building a list of needed repairs. Want the input of a team of certified home service specialists? If so, you’ve come to the right home improvement company! At Shanco Companies, we have the experience and training to know what needs done and we’re going to discuss that in more detail now.

For home services you can trust from a team of top-class repair and installation experts, contact Shanco by reaching out to us online or dialing 301-208-0848!

Focus on the Things that Make a House a Home

First and foremost, you need your home to be secure, safe, and functional. That means focusing on any home aspects that might have been neglected in the past or might need some serious service in the near future. Here are our top picks:

  • The roof. A home without an adequate roof isn’t just an eyesore—it’s a massive liability. Bad roofing means water damage, extensive energy loss, and possibly much more. So, make sure you have a proper roof over your head first, if it wasn’t already handled by the seller.
  • Windows. In addition to the walls, the windows are critical to the security of your home. They are also responsible for a good portion of comfort and efficiency. You don’t need to start off too fancy, just functional and reliable windows will do. You can always think about those triple-panes later.
  • Utilities. Plumbing and electricity are about as vital to a modern home as breathable air. It’s wise to have a plumbing inspection and electrical assessment quickly in order to ensure wire and pipe health.
  • Siding. Most folks consider siding to be a cosmetic feature, and it’s true that we would rank this solidly last on the must do list. However, it is still a must do. Siding is your home’s armor against water, wind, and worse—so don’t let siding fester until your walls are soggy and falling in.

Cosmetics Come Next (or Later)

There’s a lot of merit in looking into a replacement door, or updating the paint on your home. But as we discussed at the start, you just made a big and potentially costly change in your life, and you should be able to completely enjoy it! But not at the cost of other, more vital bits. If you’re drained after taking care of securing your home, take a bit of time off before you dive into the rest. It’s wise to set a time frame for this—a few months, years, whatever works for your needs and budget.

Home Repair Contractor in MD, VA & DC

Did you just move into a new home, or are you stressing about where to focus after your inspection? Don’t worry! We’re here to help. Shanco carries decades of experience in home renovation and repair, and we would love to help you smooth out the details.

Need certified and licensed home service specialists? Contact Shanco online or get in touch with our project managers today by calling 301-208-0848!



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