Exterior Repairs - Do It and Save

Save a bundle making these basic exterior home maintenance and repair chores compared with hiring out the job. Power wash siding, repair windows and siding and more.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Exterior Repairs - Do It and  Save

Take advantage of the big savings by doing these projects yourself to maintain your home and property. Keep the outside appearance of your home in tiptop shape while preventing damage from sun, rain and other harmful elements with these important repairs and replacements to maintain the value of your home. You'll pocket a hefty saving for your work.

When you see signs of dirt and mildew growth on siding it’s time to clean it. You’ll save 75% if you do it yourself. COST TO POWER WASH SIDING

A rotten window sill is only going to get worse. Bite the bullet and earn a 68% saving for your effort. COST TO REPAIR A ROTTEN WINDOW SILL

A hole in a section of siding can only lead to more damage. You’ll pocket a 75% saving if you make the repair and prevent further damage. COST TO REPAIR DAMAGED SIDING

Enjoy a nice 44% saving by sealing an asphalt driveway and transform the appearance of your property. COST TO SEAL AN ASPHALT DRIVEWAY

Before it falls off replace a fence gate and save 51% by doing it yourself. COST TO REPLACE A FENCE GATE

Spruce up the entrance to your home with a fresh coat of paint on a metal railing. You’ll appreciate the good looks and the 72% saving you earned by doing the job yourself. COST TO PAINT A METAL RAILING

You may not know who or how it got whacked but you need to replace a downed mailbox. If you tackle the job yourself you’ll save 51% for your effort. COST TO REPLACE A MAILBOX

Just do it – make a regular routine of cleaning and repairing gutters and pocket a whopping 74% by doing the job yourself. COST TO CLEAN AND REPAIR GUTTERS

Keep rain water from damaging the foundation by installing gutter drainage anddirect the water away from your house. There’s a 74% DIY savings for your hard work. COST TO INSTALL GUTTER DRAINAGE

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