Maintaining Your Custom Home So It Lasts

Custom Home in Calgary

When you choose to work with a custom home builder, you’re making a huge investment in a home that’s meant to last generations. Follow these important maintenance tips to ensure your custom home stands the test of time with minimal need for repairs.

Work With Your Custom Home Builder to Select Quality Materials

Your home is only as good as the materials it’s made from. At Riverview Custom Homes, our experts will help you build a home that wows with top-end materials. Whether it is imported marble, reclaimed barn wood, or high-grade aluminum, we’ll source the materials you want to build with and ensure they’re of the highest quality.

Throughout the selection process, remember that higher-quality materials often require less upkeep, which ensures that your home is easier to maintain.

Follow Manufacturer Recommendations for Maintenance

Regardless of the materials you choose for your home, some maintenance will always be required. It’s crucial that you follow the recommendations of your builder and the manufacturer when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. For example, your HVAC system and roof will require regular inspections, your floors will come with specific cleaning instructions, and luxury features such as swimming pools or fitness rooms may need specialized cleaning or attention on a regular basis. By adhering to these instructions, you can keep your home in like-new condition for as long as possible.

Address Issues Promptly

While choosing a custom home builder for your next home means you’re less likely to encounter frequent problems around the house, minor issues can always occur. If they do, be sure to address them right away, either by contacting the appropriate professional or reaching out to your builder if your home is still under warranty. This ensures the issue doesn’t get out of hand and lead to bigger problems down the road.

Monitor Your Home for Wear and Tear

Even with high-quality building materials, your home is likely to experience some wear and tear over the years. It’s essential to regularly inspect elements such as window and door caulking, concrete flooring, and driveways to ensure they are in good condition. By sealing your driveway and flooring every one to two years, you can prevent cracks. Similarly, ensuring your windows and doors have fresh caulking before cold weather starts can help you prevent additional issues, such as moisture and cold air seeping through. Remember, a little vigilance can go a long way in maintaining your custom home.

Enlist Professionals to Conduct Repairs

Unless you have the necessary experience to complete repairs yourself, hire licensed professionals to handle things like roof repairs, electrical work, and HVAC work. They’ll be able to ensure the work is done correctly, preventing additional damage or additional issues.

Choose a Trusted Custom Home Builder

The most important thing you can do to ensure your custom home lasts is to choose a custom home builder that’s reputable and professional. At Riverview Custom Homes, our mission is to build your legacy. Our team works with you to design a quality home that reflects who you are and suits your lifestyle. Whether you’re a passionate chef, a theatre buff, or an athlete, we’ll help you design a custom home that’s rich in features you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come.

Connect with us today to discuss your vision and start making your dream home a reality.