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No matter how well you prioritize and how stellar your time management skills might be are, today’s busy families simply don’t have enough hours in the day. Between the kids’ activities, your work demands, and household responsibilities, it’s hard enough trying to find the time to enjoy a cup of coffee let alone keeping up with home maintenance.

Luckily, there are several building materials that will make maintaining the exterior of your home a snap, so that you can spend your free time enjoying it. Here are just 5 of them.

Metal Roofing. One of the toughest and maintenance-free roofing materials ever made, metal roofing is also beautiful, with styles that mimic slate, clay tiles, and even wood shakes. Available with a 40 to 50-year warranty, metal roofing has a replacement cycle of about three times that of three –tab asphalt shingles.

Fiber Cement Siding. Wood siding is beautiful, no doubt, but it needs routine care to keep it looking great and to shield your home from the elements. On the other hand, fiber cement siding is less expensive than wood and comes in a variety of shapes, styles, and endless color options. It’s also rot, insect, and fireproof. A win-win for years to come.

Fiberglass Windows. Still new to the marketplace, fiberglass windows are moisture and rot resistant, won’t warp even under extreme temperatures, and even hold paint well. They do cost more than their vinyl counterparts, but not nearly as much as top-quality wood.

Composite Decking. This isn’t your father’s composite decking. Today’s options mimic the color and grain of real wood but won’t chip, splinter, or fade like wood. They’re also impervious to insect attacks and won’t rot. Plus, they’re made from a fair amount of recycled materials such as plastic bags, milk jugs, and sawdust.

PVC Railing Systems. PVC railing systems have come a long way, offering deck and porch products that look like well-crafted wood rails and balusters. They have a rust-proof metal core and fasteners, all hidden under weatherproof PVC. Factory colors are limited, but repainting and touch-up will become a thing of the past.

If you’re looking for one or more home plumbing maintenance suggestions, then look to any fixture that’s prone to frequent breakdowns and repairs. If you have such an “animal” in your home, then contact Conway Services today not just for expert repair services, but suggestions on plumbing replacement so you won’t even have to think about repairs again for a long, long time to come.