11 Ways You’re Ruining Your Home Without Realizing It

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You let vines grow on your home

A house covered with English ivy is one of the most beautiful and picturesque things when it comes to decorating the house, but did you know that certain vines can actually damage your property?

Those types of vines with twining tendrils can be damaging to gutters, roofs and windows in the long run when they grow bigger. In addition, vines with sticky aerial roots can ruin stucco, paint and already weakened brick or masonry.

Moreover, according to real estate concierge Shannon Hall of Dwellings by Rudy & Hall, “These trap water, vermin, insects, [and] are not a friend to your home.”

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