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When you move into a new home, you hope that it’s been left in good condition. However, the reality is that you often need to make a few updates and changes to turn it into your ideal home. Making some key home improvements will ensure your new home looks good and that you don’t have to deal with any problems that might cause issues for you. When you’re settling into your new home, there are some things that you should check on first.

1. Drainage System

Gutters that don’t clog and do the job they’re supposed to do, of directing water away from your home, are essential. They need to be able to deal with heavy rain to protect the structure of your home and prevent problems with moisture. New gutters can be one of the best investments that you make for your new home. Even if you don’t replace them, some gutter repair can improve the performance of your gutters, preventing leaks and clogs.

2. Exterior Walls

Check the exterior of your new home to assess its condition. If the exterior walls or siding need some work, you might consider repairing or upgrading to make some improvements. New siding can boost the curb appeal of your home, making it a much more welcome sight to come home to. Siding has some other excellent benefits too, helping to make your home more energy-efficient and weatherproof it. You can really refresh your home by installing new siding.

3. Roof

When you move into a new home, you probably don’t have any idea about when the roof was last inspected. Inspecting the roof regularly is important to help you pick up on any problems that might be present. After you move in, make sure you have an expert contractor check it out for you. Most companies that do inspections can also help you with roof repair or if the roof is in a particularly bad state and you need to replace it, roof installations.

4. Windows

Make sure you take a look at the windows and doors of your new home when you move in. They are important for security and they’re also essential for insulating your home. You might find that there are air or water leaks, that frames are deteriorating, or perhaps that the glazing doesn’t provide adequate insulation. Repairing or replacing windows will improve the energy efficiency of your home and it will help your home to look better too.

5. Insulation

Checking the insulation in your home is a good idea when you move in. Many homes, especially older homes, may not have adequate insulation in key places. Good insulation is important to keep your home warm in the winter and to help keep it cool when you’re running air conditioning in the summer. Have an inspection of your home to check the insulation and install new insulation where it’s needed.

Rain Drain can help you with your home improvement needs when you move into a new home. Check out the services on our website to find out more or give us a call to schedule your free estimate at 1-888-611-7246!

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