These home issues could drain your funds if neglected.
All of us know that homeownership comes at a price. Once you’ve bought a house, the costs don’t stop there. A house requires constant maintenance to be kept in tip-top condition year round. As a homeowner, you may think that your list of tasks is never-ending.
When it comes to home maintenance, there are a few tasks that you should do to protect your home from further damage. If you neglect certain areas of your home, it can come back to bite you – along with a hefty bill for repairs.
Check out these home issues to fix before they cost you big!
Exterior paint – Believe it or not, but paint is more important than you may realize. No, we’re not talking about how the duck egg blue trim compliments the cream porch; we’re talking about your home’s exterior protection. If you see dry, flaky, or cracked paint, it’s time to renew it. You can sand down and repaint small areas, but for larger jobs, call in the professionals.
Filters – When was the last time you changed your air filter in your heating and cooling system? If you can’t remember, it’s time to change it – pronto! Dirty air filters clog up your system, making it work harder when operating. Changing the filter every 30 to 60 days could save you money on your energy bill!
Roof – The roof is your home’s immediate defense against rain, wind, snow, and more! Getting a new roof is no small fete, so work to keep the one that you have in good condition. Look for dark patches on the roof that indicate water leaks and always replace shingles that crack. While you’re at it, clean out the gutters regularly to prevent water damage to your home’s exterior.
Along with these tips, be sure to assess your homeowners insurance regularly. This coverage can protect your home for many years to come by helping with the finances of rebuilding and repairing after a disaster. For all of your coverage, contact the professionals at Insurance and Mortgage Services today.