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Common Residential Home Problems and Easy Solutions

Owning a home is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have, but it isn’t without its challenges.

Eventually, many homeowners will encounter an irritating maintenance issue which they’re not sure how to handle. Here are some of the most common predicaments homeowners may run into as well as simple and effective solutions to solve the problem.

Leaking Roof

  • Minor roof leaks are often due to wear and tear over time. Typically the problem is either a loose shingle or flashing that’s no longer diverting rainfall properly. You can put an end to leaks as they occur by replacing the flashing and patching weak spots in your shingles. Recaulk exposed areas to form a water barrier. However, if the problem is more extreme, it may be time to install a new roof.

Cracked Driveway

  • The weight of your car, heat, heavy rain, freezing weather and other conditions can cause cracks in your driveway. If your driveway develops minor cracks, you can repair it with crack filler. If you have larger cracks, you may need driveway patch. After you fill in the breaks, a sealant can add the finishing touches to your driveway repair.

Garage Door Problems

  • One of the most common problems you may run into with garage doors is a loud screeching sound when the door opens or closes. This is typically a result of the rollers and tracks being stuck. An easy fix is to apply some lubricant to the problem area so the system can move smoothly and result in significantly less squeaking as a result.

If you have any questions about keeping your home in top condition to sell now or later, then please give us a call and we’ll be happy to share our ideas and guide you. Our professional and experienced RE/MAX agents can be reached at 307-635-0303 or online at! Search all homes for sale in Cheyenne and Laramie County HERE.

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