Why maintain your vintage home?


  • ​A healthy home means healthy inhabitants—Regular maintenance can reduce allergens, prevent illness, and reduce injury from accidents.

  • Owning a home is the single largest investment you’ll ever make—By maintaining your home, you’re also helping to ensure strong curb appeal and a good resale value. Older homes like Chicago bungalows tend to maintain their resale value more than newer construction, so take care of that vintage beauty and it’ll take care of you.

  • Regular maintenance extends the life of your mechanical systems—A properly maintained system not only ensures a comfortable winter, it will lower your utility usage and operating costs by running more efficiently, and ensure that the most expensive appliance in your home doesn’t need to be replaced.

  • Because you should be comfortable and happy in your home!


Maintenance 101 Resources

Health & Safety
Your top priority
Roofs & Gutters
Learn your number one enemy
Masonry & Walls
Care for your high quality brick
The anatomy of a historic wood window
Heating & Plumbing
Small leaks can lead to big issues
Energy Saving Measures
Habits make the greatest difference
Maintenance Plan
Planning to stay in your home?
Trusted Referrals
Here's who to call
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