New Flooring helps you sell your house for more money.

March 26, 2019 at 2:53 am

Flooring is something sellers often neglect to update when selling their homes.  This is a big mistake as buyers will have a bad feeling if the floors in a home are in poor condition just like if the home smells or has poor curb appeal.  If you are thinking about putting your house on the market in the next year than you will want it to have a fresh new look.  Two of the easiest and most cost effective things you can do are new paint and new flooring. New flooring will make any room look nicer. Flooring is one of the first things people notice when entering a home.   Buyers want a home that is move in ready and they will pay for it.

New Flooring in Denver

What kind of flooring is best?  Hardwoods are very popular with buyers but they are also more expensive to install.  A great option is Luxury Vinyl flooring as there are so many options available that look almost identical to hardwood or tile.  The most important areas for this type of flooring is in the living rooms, hallways, kitchens and bathrooms.  Carpeting is still a great option in the bedrooms and the family room.  The main thing to avoid when replacing flooring is having multiple types of flooring.  Buyers prefer consistency regardless of what type of flooring you choose. Whatever you do don’t let the different flooring types meet in high traffic areas like the entrance way.

 If you are planning on selling your home you are going to want to replace any old carpeting. Replacing old or stained carpet with new carpeting or even luxury vinyl flooring will help sell your home quicker and for more money than leaving in old carpet. How much more?  More than the cost of the flooring you are installing. 

Look at your home’s furniture  and color scheme to help choose  your new flooring. You should have a company like Coventry Flooring come to your home with their mobile showroom so that you can have hundreds of samples and options to choose from. Coventry provides this service for free in metro Denver so that  you can make the best decision for your home and budget.  Their trained professionals will give you expert advice as well.  You will be able to weigh the advantages of different types of flooring for your lifestyle and family.

According to home valuation site one of the best things you can do is replace your carpet.  They say that replacing carpet has a 169% ROI.  

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

March 3, 2019 at 12:40 am

  Now is the time to do maintenance on your home  to prepare for spring rains and possible flooding.  Here are some things you may want to check out on your home.

1. Clean the gutters.

Clean Your Gutters

Get your ladder out and check for leaves and debris that may be clogging the down spouts. Clean out what you can with your hands and then put a hose in the down spouts to get any junk out.  If the water coming out does not drain away from the house make sure you add an extension on your spout so the water goes at least 5 feet from the foundation walls.   Improper drainage can cause problems to the foundation and water can leak into the basement causing flooding.

2. Inspect your roof for damage or lost shingles.

Your roof protects the top of your home and you do not want water leaking into the roof or around any pipes coming out of it.  Make sure you check the flashing around skylights, plumbing vents and the chimney. 

3. Check the seals around windows and doors.

 The cold can cause seals to loosen or crack. Make sure to calk anywhere water can get in.

4.  Service your cooling system.

 This means starting the air conditioner to make sure it is actually sending out cold air.  Make sure to remove leaves and debris that may have fallen on top of your air conditioner.  While you are at it change the furnace filter as the blower in your furnace send the air throughout the home and dirty air filters will cause problems to the way your system operates.  If you have not had your system cleaned in a while then have a licensed HVAC company service the sytem for you.  Thus way it will perform better and more efficiently.

5. Check batteries in your smoke detectors.

This could save someone’s life. You never know when a fire might start.

6. Clean the garbage disposal.

Put a tray of ice cubes down the drain while the disposal is running and run some cold water with it. Maybe add some lemon for  a fresh smell.  It really helps clean out the disposal.

7. Inspect the concrete.

If there are cracks make sure you fix them with a concrete crack filler so they do not get worse.  Cracks in concrete will only get bigger and can cause problems to the foundation.  If you have sunken concrete you may want to get it raised before it sinks more and is more expensive to fix.

8. Check your outside faucets.

Turn on the water and make sure everything works properly. Put your thumb over the opening.  If you can stop the flow then the pipe is likely damaged inside the home.  If the weather will still be getting down below freezing make sure to turn the outside water off again until the nights are above  freezing.

9. Test your sprinklers.

It’s a good idea to test the system once it warms up but before you really need to use it.  If you wait until it gets hot and the system is having any issues or leaks then it can take a while to get someone to repair it.

10. Inspect and test your Sump Pump

Sump pumps have an average lifespan of around 10 years, and it’s important to check them for proper operation annually. They are one of the few things standing between you and a flooded basement.

Check the sump pit for any debris that could interfere with your pump’s operation. If there is any sign of oil on the surface of the water, the pump could be releasing coolant and may need replacement. Unplug the pump and take a look at the intake on the pump, and clean it out if necessary; do the same with the impeller, and the air bleed hole.

Test the pump by adding a few gallons of water to your pit, enough to raise the float, to see if the unit is functioning properly.

If you want to spruce up the look of your house with new carpeting spring is a great time to do it! Coventry  is the home of the lifetime installation guarantee! Give us a call today to get started on a new look for your home!  We are experts at finding the type of carpeting that will match your lifestyle and the needs of your household.

Category: Carpet and Flooring