Top 12 Home Repair, Maintenance & Services for 2017

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments most Americans make. Once we purchase a home, we plan to live there for at least 7 years before moving or selling according to the latest research. So, if you’re staying in your home for 7 years something will more than likely break and need service or replacement, right?

We wanted to list the top 12 home repairs and services you may need to plan for in 2017.

1. Garage Door Springs

Springs provide the tension required to raise the door to your garage on and off the ground

2. Pest Control

Fire ants currently infest 14 states in the southern portion of the U.S.

3. Washing Machine

The average family will do 8 to 10 loads of clothes washing per week.

4. Refrigerator

The more items you have in your refrigerator, the more efficient it is.

5. Air Conditioner

About 60% of U.S. homes are heated with gas fired forced air furnaces.

6. Garage Door Opener

When is the last time you tested your garage door? It should be done at least once per month!

7. Ceiling Fan 

The amount of energy a fan consumes plus the volume of air the fan moves determines the fan’s overall efficiency.

8. Windows

6-star energy ratings is now mandatory for all new homes and major renovations.

9. Dish Washer

42% of people have reloaded the dishwasher because they didn’t like the way it was done.

10. Chimney or Fireplace

During the winter months, the fireplace is in use all the time creating creosote build-up that will need cleaned and the exterior chimney also is susceptible to mortar cracks and repairs and cleanings

11. Roof

Depending on when you purchased your home and at what age the roof is, homeowners could deal with big issues from leaks or needing full replacement

12. Foundations

Foundation problems can be caused by the changing conditions of the soil under your home