Posted October 24, 2018 09:00:00 The next time you see a big box truck or van parked in front of your house, think of the old times, when you would’ve spent a couple hours dismantling the big box and getting it out of the way before your children even knew what was in there.
A little rust can really get a big house looking like a shed.
And the sooner you can remove the rust, the sooner the house will look great, and the sooner your kids will enjoy their day out in the yard.
Here’s how to get out of rust and keep your house looking great.
Clean your garage 2.
Add a little grit to the paint 3.
Make sure your garage door has no holes in it 4.
Check your furnace 5.
Replace your roof 6.
Check the doors to see if they have holes in them 7.
Replace the roof, and check the gas line for leaks 8.
Check for water leaks 9.
Remove all dust from your yard 10.
Remove your car, or your dog, or whatever you have to put in it, from the driveway 11.
Check to make sure the paint on your driveway is not damaged 12.
Replace any old fender braces 13.
Check under the carpet for rust 14.
Check all of the doors in your house 15.
Check out all of your other windows, and if there are any rust spots, look at the window frames for cracks.
If you have a roof deck, look for rust spots 17.
Check on your ceiling to see where it is rusting 18.
Check windows to make them look good 19.
If any of the items in your garage are worn out, take them to a mechanic or carpenter to get them replaced 20.
Check if the wood you have on your roof is still in good condition 21.
If it’s been sitting in your driveway for a while, make sure to replace it and keep it in good shape 22.
If the water in your car is leaking, you can either put it out or let it dry in the sun until it stops leaking 23.
If your roof has been damaged, check for leaks to see how the rust can be removed 24.
Check a lot of windows to see any rust that’s still there 25.
Check outside of your home for cracks or any other cracks you might have noticed rusting 26.
Check any of your doors for rust that has been there for a long time 27.
If there are water leaks in your door, take it to a repair shop to fix it.
You can also get a free rust test kit from the National Weather Service.
Make a list of the things you can do to keep your yard looking great, from getting the rust out of your garage to getting the grime out of those old doors.
If those items aren’t on your list, it might be worth doing them.
If they are, it’s a good idea to get a professional to do it for you.
Here are some suggestions for how to do that: 1.
Install a metal plate in front and back of your door to hold the rust off 2.
Make the door glass and roof panels match 3.
Install the garage door locks 4.
Fix the hinges on your door 5.
Make your windows as large as you can 6.
Make all of those things look like they’re new, not the old-fashioned look 7.
Check in with the contractors to make the door hinges and windows look as if they were new 8.
Remove any rust from your door 9.
Make certain your garage doors are clean 10.
Install your new grout and vinyl finish on all of them 11.
Install new faucets and fixtures 12.
Install air conditioning in your front porch 13.
Install and replace your furnace 14.
Install faucet hoses and fittings 15.
Replace and replace any old ceiling fan covers 16.
Install water pumps 17.
Install carpeting 18: Check for holes in the paint of your walls and ceilings 19.
Check that your ceiling is in good repair 20.
Make new carpeting in the back yard 21.
Check and inspect your attic 22.
Check every window in your home 23.
Check exterior windows 24.
Clean the exterior of your shed 25.
Replace or repair any holes in your roof 26.
Replace all of that rust and dust in your attic 27.
Check window and door frames for holes or cracks 28.
Check inside of your basement to see all of its holes and cracks 29.
If anything is missing or damaged, replace it 30.
Check everything in your yard for any missing or missing parts 31.
Check with your contractor to make your garage look as good as possible 32.
If all of this isn’t enough, there are many ways you can improve the appearance of your yard and get it looking its best.
Check this list of 10 ways to make a house look better: 1.)
Add a layer of mulch on the roof 2.)
Add decorative trim on the outside