More Than Meets the Eye: Upgrades for Your Home That Go Beyond Aesthetics

More Than Meets the Eye: Upgrades for Your Home That Go Beyond Aesthetics
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    When it comes to upgrading your home, you've probably spent time picking out flooring, paint colors, and new appliances to create your dream home.

    These are all great things to have and enjoy, but have you considered upgrades that go beyond aesthetics?

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There are many upgrades that you need to make to protect your home and your family that may not be beautiful but are more than worth the investment.

Security System

Even if you don’t live in a “dangerous” neighborhood, you should have a good security system in your home. Purchase a unit that ties into fire alarms and notifies a central command station so you know that you are protected no matter what happens, even if you are away from home.

There are many options available, so you may want to look at an alarm company comparison guide to help you choose what system you need and what company to purchase from. In addition to an alarm system, you may want to purchase security cameras or even security doors.

Update the Electrical

This is especially important if you have an older home. While you’re renovating your home is the best time to go ahead and have a professional look into your electrical system and make sure it is up to code and safe for your home.

You will find that there are simple repairs that you can make yourself and more advanced repairs that warrant calling an electrician. Anything that isn’t in good condition or up to code should be ripped out and replaced so you don’t have to worry about electrical fires or having any other electrical problems in the years to come.

Check Our Your HVAC System

While you’re updating things, be sure to have a professional look at your HVAC system. Ask them if you have the right sized unit for your home and if it’s in a good condition. Sign up for their seasonal maintenance plan to keep it running in top condition for the rest of its life.

Be sure that you have your heating system looked at too if you don’t have central heat. Some homes have baseboard heating that runs on oil and the furnaces wear out easily. Look at all elements of your heating and cooling to make sure nothing needs to be replaced or repaired.

Get Up on the Roof

While the roof is an aesthetic element to your home, it is so much more. If you weren’t considering replacing or repairing your roof at all, you may want to give it some thought if the roof has some age to it.

You can have a professional come out and inspect your roof and give you an estimate of how much longer the roof will last. They can also notice any repairs that you should do, such as patching, so that you extend the life of your roof and don’t experience any leaking.

If your roof is older and on its last days, go ahead and have it replaced. The roof is an investment that will pay for itself in years to come, and there are many options available that can change the aesthetics of your home while you’re in this upgrading mood.

The aesthetics of your home are important, but make sure that you are focusing on safety and function while you’re upgrading as well. These four areas are often overlooked when someone sets out to update their home purely for aesthetics, but they are the most important features your home has.

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