How to Get a (Nearly) Maintenance-Free Home Exterior


You could start with a metal roofing, it is a great investment. These systems can last 40 to 60 years, which is two or three times longer than asphalt shingle roofs.

Metal roofs protect against fire and harsh weather, and they reflect sunlight to reduce cooling costs in the summer and insulate in the winter.

And you donít have to be limited to traditional metal hues, because metal roofing comes in a wide range of styles and colors. Read on for more!


Composite Decking

Wood decking can splinter, warp, and rot, so consider composite decking, a low-maintenance alternative with a long lifespan. You will never have to stain, paint, or sand a composite deck, leaving you more time to enjoy your outdoor space.

An added benefitócomposite decking is made from waste sawdust and used plastic, so it’s also good for the environment.

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LeafGuard Gutters

If you are tired of cleaning leaves out of your homeís gutters, installing an Englert LeafGuard Brand gutter system can solve the problem for good. The design allows rainwater to travel around a curved hood and into the gutter while leaving behind leaves and other debris.

Even though the opening appears small, these one-piece seamless aluminum gutters can handle even the heaviest rainfall without a clog.


Vinyl Siding

When choosing a siding material to clad your home, you’ll find that vinyl siding is a low-cost, low-maintenance substitute for traditional wood.

The synthetic material doesnít require any finishing, so it is great for large, multistory houses where the painting would be a big pain. It is also impervious to insects and water, further reducing the likelihood that you’ll need to replace it.


Artificial Turf

Made from plastic fibers woven into a rubber backing, artificial turf has come a long way over the years, and there are very good reasons to make the switch. The product doesnít require mowing, pesticides, or fertilizer; it doesnít aggravate allergies; and it looks great year-round. Oh, and no watering!


Ground Covers

If you arenít entirely sold on faux grass for your yard, consider utilizing a ground cover. The low-lying plants will fill bare or difficult-to-maintain spots in the yard, but donít require nearly as much attention as regular grass.

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