Maintaining a house can be time and cost consuming and it makes most
homeowners in Bali just take it for granted. The worse thing is that some villa
owners just don’t give full attention on the maintenance and care of their
beautiful villas, prior to and after the completion of the construction project.
This is a piti because no matter how beautiful a villa is, it will look
terrible when there is no proper maintenance.
Surely, they might not realize that in such tropical weather, any kind of
real estate property is able to rapidly deteriorate, especially when it is not not
occupied for some times. Unoccupied villas can be much more prone to attack
from several kinds of insects or pests as well as termites. Those pests like ants
will be very rapid in moving in when there is no person is dwelling in a house.
Those invaders, which are equipped with humidity fluctuations which can make warp
wood , is easily causing cracks with serious damage structurally in a house in
merely some months.
All homeowners in Bali should beware of monsoon season. There will be severe
and sudden storms which is easily flooding the ground floors. Heavy rain can
easily damage house’s roofs, then bring leaks which should require great work
of repair on both the outside and inside the house. There is another bad effect
on persistent rains. It is able to alter wonderfully maintained back yards into
miserable jungles only in few weeks due to the high frequently growth of grass.
So, if you plan to have a villa in Bali as your future house, there should
be proper planning related to those common problems. It should be discussed
with the chosen contractor before the construction process starts. It is a must
because most villa owners don’t live on them for the whole year round. A good
contractor can give some features on basic architectural design like slab foundations
that is raising the building off the ground. It can significantly protect houses
from severe flooding with invasion of pests and termite. Those are two factors
which can be very terrible problems when a villa is left unattended.
The main consideration is the choices of construction building materials.
They should be selected specially for their durability in several extreme climates,
whether it is hot or humid. A good contractor can choose building materials
which need low requirements of maintenance. For villas, common woods may not be
suitable as it is prone of termites. It is better to replace it with board with
fiber-cement substance which has good quality. The appearance is the same with
wood but it is surely anti termite due to its strong textures. It is also
better to choose aluminum for the frames of windows as they can be the best
Surely, the choice of roof must be taken into deep consideration because it
contacts directly with the hot sun shine and the damp, heavy rain. There is a
technology which is using silicon in high grade for providing barrier on
seamless waterproof. The roofing has no tendency of cracks like those with
cement sealant roofing.