Having a home should be an enjoyable experience. If you find yourself doing more cleaning and repairing in and around your home than having the leisure time you deserve then there is definitely something wrong. Fortunately, there are several materials and home improvement options you can consider to cut your home maintenance in half, thus, making more free time for the things that matter most.
Concrete Floor Surfaces
Gone are the days when concrete was just an endless gray sea of hard material that does not gather “oohs” and “aahs”. Cement contractors nowadays offer a long list of decorative concrete services that can upscale any floor, be it indoor or outdoor. If you are unable to decide which type of floor resurfacing would provide more satisfaction for you and your family, you can discuss with professional installers to know more about what the options are and to further understand the process of how to stamp concrete, apply overlay coatings, and more. Cement is a lot easier to install, maintain, and repair than any other types of floor materials. Not only do you save time, you also get to save hard-earned money.
Metal Roofing Systems
Metal is probably one of the most durable materials for roofs nowadays. It is also such a bonus that it is almost maintenance-free and fire-resistant, especially those that are finished with a baked-on enamel and rust-proof undercoating. If you don’t like the look of metal on your roof, there are metal roofs that replicate the look of slate, wood shakes, and even clay tiles. Most metal roofs are easy to clean and come with 40 to 50 year warranties.
This may sound like an expensive option but quartz is actually priced similarly to granite. This, however, is a highly preferred material because it is a naturally-occurring substance that is one of the hardest and most durable in the world. It comes in a variety of colors and unique patterns can be incorporated to customize it and to make it match the current theme of your home. Quartz is also antimicrobial, scratch-resistant, and recyclable. You can have old quartz countertops crushed and reused on new ones.
Fiberglass Window Frames
While wood is the most common option for windows, it requires tremendous maintenance. One of the trending materials for windows nowadays is fiberglass. It may cost much now but it helps lower home energy costs by around 7 to 15 percent. It is easy to clean and is made to have efficient thermal insulating properties. It does not deform even in extreme temperatures and it is resistant to moisture and rotting. Another great thing about this material is that it is available in various colors and designs. If you plan to paint it yourself, you would be happy to know that it holds paint really well, thus, preventing the need for frequent repainting or touch-ups. The life expectancy for most fiberglass products is 40 and more years.