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Six Wichita Home Repairs to Boost Curb Appeal and Property Value

Thinking of selling your Wichita home soon, or just want to keep it looking great and enhance curb appeal? You may be dreading having to hire multiple contractors for extensive home repairs to the exterior of your property—but it doesn't have to be the big hassle you've been imagining.

A locally owned and operated business, familiar with how homes are built and maintained in Wichita, can offer expert advice on the best way to both enhance the look of your property and keep it in excellent condition. Plus, a full-service company can complete all the necessary work.

Wichita’s homeowners have a convenient one-call solution at their fingertips. Whether you need a few minor repair solutions or larger-scale exterior repairs, the team of service professionals at Mr. Handyman of Wichita Metro Area have the skill and hands-on experience to increase your property value and curb appeal, so you can impress prospective buyers and get a solid return on investment in the selling price.

1. Pressure Washing

This often-overlooked exterior service is at the top of our list because it should be at the top of your list. If you've never seen pressure washing in action, you'll be surprised by how dramatically it changes the look of outdoor surfaces. Even an old, moss-covered brick patio that hasn't been washed in decades can be made to look brand-new again with pressure washing.

Nothing turns a home buyer off faster than a thick coating of grime on siding and everything else — pressure washing can blast all the dirt, algae, mildew, and other unwelcome substances off effectively and efficiently. Skeptical that cleaning can matter that much? It actually offers a surprisingly great return on investment; washing can sometimes add $10,000 to $15,000 to the sale price of a house.

2. Siding Repairs

Once you've got that coating of dirt and grime washed off your siding, you may notice that it needs some further attention. Walk around the whole house, examining the siding from as many angles as possible to look for signs of trouble such as:

  • Cracks & holes

  • Gaps between boards or shingles

  • Bulging & warping

  • Crumbling mortar

If you find any issues, your handyman will get them repaired, so the interiors of the walls are protected from moisture damage and pest infestations—the home inspector won't find a single thing wrong.

3. Exterior Door Maintenance

Next up for the royal treatment: your exterior doors. They're a visitor's first point of contact with your home, so they need to be in great shape and looking their best. From getting battered by rough weather to wear and tear over time, exterior doors take a lot of abuse.

Door issues that we can fix include:

  • Dings, dents, & scratches

  • Ripped screens

  • Difficulty opening & closing

  • Wood rot around the frame or on the door itself

  • Failure to latch

  • Squeaky hinges

  • Peeling paint

4. Window Repairs

Windows are a defining feature of modern homes, but they can also cause a lot of trouble for homeowners when they're in poor condition. Visible signs of damage such as rotten wood on window frames will be a huge red flag for buyers, because it indicates that there could be moisture damage inside the wall as well.

Your handyman can take care of some window issues such as cold drafts coming in around the frame with a relatively simple repair like caulking around the interior of the frame. However, there are other problems—such as foggy windows caused by condensation trapped between panes, or damaged muntins and mullions—that call for window replacement. That's not necessarily a bad thing, because it'll increase the energy efficiency of the home and new windows are a huge selling point for buyers and real estate agents.

5. Deck & Porch Refinishing

Are your front porch and backyard deck looking a bit worse-for-wear? Peeling paint and weathered, gray, splintery wood can really dampen a home buyer's enthusiasm for your property. Everyone wants to feel like they're buying something in like-new condition, and it's not necessary to replace your deck or porch to get them looking like they're freshly installed.

Remember pressure washing? It's not just a cosmetic repair—it's also the best way to prime outdoor surfaces for refinishing because it can remove loose paint and wood stain far faster and more effectively than sanding, leaving behind a smooth, clean surface to work on.

Once we've pressure washed your deck and porch, we'll apply a fresh coat of paint or wood stain and add sealant, so it looks fantastic and is protected against moisture damage. If you suspect that your deck may need more help than just refinishing, check for the signs you need deck repair in Wichita.

6. Gutter Cleaning

Overflowing rain gutters are another huge red flag for home inspectors and buyers alike. Normally, gutters collect all the rain that falls on your roof and channel it safely away from the house where it can't do any harm. When they're crammed full of dead leaves, dirt, animal nests, and other debris, all that water spills down the exterior of the house instead, causing water damage — from leaky roofs to cracked foundations and everything in-between.

Making sure your gutters are cleaned out and in good repair is a simple way to indicate that the house is protected against moisture damage and there's no cause for concern. Mr. Handyman will get them spotlessly clean, and we can repair any breaks or weak points while we're up on the ladder.

Trust Mr. Handyman for Reliable Handyman Services in Wichita

Whether you're in Wichita or a nearby community—such as Schulte, Derby, or Andover—you can always rely on the pros at Mr. Handyman of Wichita Metro Area to provide quality workmanship and superior customer service.

Give us a call today at 316-285-1217 to make a service request or find out more about how we can enhance your property and make your life easier!