Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years

Fixing up your home is not only good for you, but for increasing the value should you ever decide to put it up for sale. Sure, maintenance also helps the work of home builders in Calgary last longer, but a problem-free home is only achievable if you do the following every 10 years:

Repaint Your House

A fresh coat of paint should be applied inside and outside. When to paint depends on room usage, geography, humidity, and more. A wall may look in need of a paint job in three years, or perhaps you can go 10 years or longer. When it starts to fade, repaint it.

Replace the Carpet

Stains, tears, odors, and other factors tend to take a toll by the 10-year mark. Even a properly cared for carpet has an average life expectancy of a decade. Pets can help shorten a carpet’s lifespan. In any case, an update is a good way to freshen up a home.

Get New Appliances

Many important appliances, whether you live in Saddlestone, Sage Meadows, or the Airdrie, last about 10 years. That doesn’t mean they’ll all suddenly stop working. In fact, you can get by with a repair here and there, but service costs add up, and you can end up saving in the long run with a replacement. New appliances to consider include:

  • Hot water heaters
  • Dishwashers
  • Garbage disposals
  • Washer/dryer units

Ceiling Fans

A ceiling fan may gradually show signs of wear. You might near noise when running it or the lightbulbs burn out faster. There’s also more to a fan than its function. Different styles tend to emerge over time, so purchasing a new model can be a good way to update your home.


All houses for sale in NW Calgary, and beyond, are built to be sealed inside and out. Over time, materials wear out, and you may want to re-caulk sinks, bathtubs, and showers after 10 years or when you’re moving into a home built 10+ years ago. Caulking provides a good sealant and brightens up the room.

sealing a bath with silicone

Re-Glaze the Windows

A leaky window is one of the biggest drains of energy. If your windows are in otherwise good condition, it will be more cost-effective to re-glaze rather than replace them. Check for leaks or cracks before winter, so your home is protected against the cold weather.

Buy a Home Built for Convenience

Genesis Builders Group offers homes already designed to be energy efficient. These modern homes that new townhome builders in Calgary are experienced in constructing require less maintenance. Repairs and replacements are less common in new homes, and you can get by with basic care for a while. Plus, our home inspection program and warranty instill peace of mind.

Contact us today for an agent to discuss your custom needs or show homes in Airdrie, or Calgary in one of our many family-centric communities.